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Orford Nickel mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Le Val-Saint-François RCM, Estrie, Québec, Canadai
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Orford Nickel mineMine
St-Denis-de-Brompton- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 25' 0'' North , 72° 7' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rock Forest35,500 (2016)11.9km
Magog15,550 (2016)16.8km
Sherbrooke129,447 (2016)17.6km
Valcourt2,451 (2016)17.6km
Windsor5,408 (2016)19.3km


Formerly: Orford Nickel mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Sherbrooke Co., Québec, Canada

Nickel mine in calcite vein at the contact between serpentinized peridotite and volcanic rock. First explore in 1860 as a copper prospect. Mining for nickel was done from 1877 until 1882.

Famous for excellent specimens of diopside, green grossular (chrome-bearing), orange grossular and millerite.

Coordinates extrapolated from topographic map.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1940 25 : 557-572.; Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Godlevskite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy; Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Grossular var. Hessonite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1940 25 : 557-572.; Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1940 25 : 557-572.; Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Pecoraite
Formula: Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Tarassoff, P. (1994). "Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada." Mineralogical Record, 25(5),pp:327-345.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Godlevskite2.BB.15(Ni,Fe)9S8
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
var. Hessonite9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Pecoraite9.ED.15Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Godlevskite2.7.4.1(Ni,Fe)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Pecoraite71.1.2d.4Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Grossular
var. Hessonite
-Ca3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Grossular var. HessoniteCa3Al2(SiO4)3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Grossular var. HessoniteCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Grossular var. HessoniteCa3Al2(SiO4)3
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
S MilleriteNiS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Grossular var. HessoniteCa3Al2(SiO4)3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni Godlevskite(Ni,Fe)9S8
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As MaucheriteNi11As8
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

References

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Tarassoff, P. (1994): Famous mineral localities: The Orford nickel mine, Québec, Canada. Mineralogical Record, 25(5), 327-345.
Sabina, A.P. (1992): Rocks & Minerals for the collector; Estrie and Gaspesie, Quebec; and Parts of New Brunswick. GSC Misc. Report 14-16p.
Dunn, P.J. (1978): On the composition of some Canadian green garnets. Canadian Mineralogist, 16, 205-206.

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