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Helen-MacLeod Mines, McMurray and Chabanel Townships, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada

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This locality is a combination of two different mines that overlap,the George W. MacLeod Mine and the Helen Mine unless you know which one your sample came from this is the place to put it.

A calcite xls specimen on matrix is said to come from this locality (according to the label of the dealer, D. Weinrich)

Added December 2, 2009
Iron formation in volcanic rocks.

"Goethite, pyrite, and siderite are the ore minerals of the Helen iron range in which these mines occur.

" The iron deposits north of Wawa lake were discovered during the Mihipicoten gold rush of the late 1890's. The first mine to come into production was the Helen Mine... in 1897... Goethite was the principal ore body until [it] exhausted in 1918. Attention then was directed to mining the siderite ore...[since] 1939 and has been continuous since that time.

" The company arranges conducted tours of the operation for groups such as schools... Requests should be made by writing to the company."

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Ann P.Sabina (1991), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49.

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines MDI Number: MDI42C02SE00010

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