Purdy Mine, Mattawan Township, Nipissing District, Ontario, CanadaThis page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
The deposit was discovered in 1941 by J. Purdy and H. MacDonald of Eau Claire. They recovered about $20,000 worth of muscovite in 1941 and 1942. The deposit was later operated by Purdy Mica Mines Limited (19442-1945) and by Northern Mica Company (1949-1953). The total production amounted to 2,942,786 pounds of mica valued at $1,577,326. The mica was trimmed in shops at Mattawa and North Bay. The mine was worked by open-cuts, an adit, and shafts. The deepest opening is 130 feet.
19 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.
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Ann P.Sabina 2007, Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Temiscaming, Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 48, p94