Concretion

Virtual Museum ID: 19-KM5

Specimen Summary


A concretion is a hard, compact, rounded mass that formed within a rock from the precipitation of minerals around a nucleus(center), often organic such as a leaf, shell, bone or fossil. This precipitation occurs in the pores of a sedimentary or fragmental volcanic rock usually of a different composition than the host rock where it is found. Concretion represents cementing material, such as silica, calcite, dolomite, iron oxide, pyrite, or gypsum and it ranges in diameter from small pebble size object to 3m wide boulders.

Specimen Data

 

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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Kootenay Star Mining Museum (KM)

Sub Collection:

-

Collection ID:

KM_5

Virtual Museum ID:

19-KM5

Accessibility:

On display

Date Added to VM:

2019-06-10

Location Information

Sample Origin:

Kaslo

Specific Site:

-

UTM Easting:

506731

UTM Northing:

5528856

Datum:

11 (NAD 83)

Coordinate Accuracy:

Specimen Details

VM Category:

Mineral

Primary Features:

Concretion

Primary Mineral Formula:

-

Primary Category:

Secondary Features:

Advanced Geological Information

 

The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.

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Stratigraphic Age:

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Geological Belt:

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Geological Terrane:

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Minfile ID:

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Minfile Link:

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Site Details:

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