Mineral Collecting Ontario Canada Algonquin Park & Area

Listed are some of the Minerals that can be found in and around Ontario's Algonquin Park.
Click on Mineral to get Image, Descriptions and Sites Where Minerals can be found.

A list of commodities that have been mined in the past include: corundum, feldspar, uranium, graphite, iron, nepheline syenite, mica, marble, granite, lead, gold, molybdenite, apatite, beryl, fluorite, tale & sodalite.

Mining in most cases, was carried out on a limited scale, between 1880 and 1935, and was largely confined to open cuts and small quarries.

 Mineral Collecting information

Mineral Collecting Introduction
Identification of Rocks & Mineral


Minerals Most Commonly found in the Area include:

Some of the minerals listed and grouped into 5 classifications

Primary Rock-Forming Minerals of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

Feldspar group: microcline
Mica Group: muscovite, phlogopite, biotite
Amphibole Group: hornblende, actinolite, tremolite
Pyroxene Group: augite, diopside
quartz, nepheline, garnet, zircon, titanite (sphene)

Secondary Minerals formed by Alterations

serpentine, chlorite, epidote, scapolite

Chemically Precipitated Minerals, Forming Sedimentary Rocks:

calcite, gypsum , quartz

Metalic Ore Minerals:

Iron Minerals: magnetite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, hematite , goethite
Copper Minerals:chalcopyrite
Lead Mineral: galena
Uranium Minerals: uraninite, uranothorite
Rare-earth element and radioactive minerals:allanite
Molybdenum Mineral:molybdenite
Beryllium Mineral: beryl

Nonmetallic Minerals

apatite, brucite, corundum, graphite , sodalite, tourmaline