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Gracefield

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Occurrence number: 
031-00-109
Country: 
Canada
Region: 
Quebec
Location: 
Longitude: -76, Latitude: 46.23

Gracefield consists of an earlier 7.5 km2, crescent-shaped intrusion of syenite with minor melasyenite and nepheline syenite and a later 4 km2 biotite syenite. The syenite of the earlier intrusion is a heterogeneous rock of alkali feldspar, clinopyroxene, amphibole, biotite, calcite and accessories. Nepheline syenite appears to occur as two dyke-like masses that cut the earlier syenite. Melasyenite, which contains up to 10% calcite or apatite, is scattered as small areas throughout. The later syenite is more homogeneous with biotite the predominant mafic phase. A geological map will be found in Corriveau (1985, Fig. 1_22.4).

References: 
CORRIVEAU, L. 1984. Account of field observations on rock units and structural features of the syenitic complexes of the Mont-Laurier area, central metasedimentary belt of the Grenville Province. Paper, Geological Survey of Canada, 84-1A: 303-6. CORRIVEAU, L. 1985. Precambrian syenitic plutons, central metasedimentary belt, Grenville Province of Quebec. Paper, Geological Survey of Canada, 85-1A: 165-74
Fig. 58 Distribution of alkaline stocks in southwest Quebec.
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