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Cubic Tetrahexahedra Magnetite: Crystals from the Fowler Orebody, Zinc Corporation of America No. 4 Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York

TitleCubic Tetrahexahedra Magnetite: Crystals from the Fowler Orebody, Zinc Corporation of America No. 4 Mine, Balmat, St. Lawrence County, New York
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChamberlain, SC, Robinson, GW, Lupulescu, MV, Morgan, TC, Johnson, JT, Delorraine, WB
JournalRocks & Minerals
Volume83
Pagination224-239
Keywordsmagnetite, New York, sphalerite
Abstract

In 1991, the Zinc Corporation of America’s (ZCA) mining operation to recover sphalerite from the stratabound Fowler orebody near Balmat in St. Lawrence County, New York, encountered an altered area of unusual mineralogy. Magnetite crystals occurred either lining halite-filled veins, along with anhydrite, sphalerite, and calcite, or frozen in a matrix of halite and talc together with pods of zoned
massive sulfides. The magnetite crystals have unusual morphology and may well rank among the finest examples of the species yet found.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3200/RMIN.83.3.224-239
DOI10.3200/RMIN.83.3.224-239