Taylor Mine, Alberta, Baraga Co., Michigan, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 39' 49'' North , 88° 26' 31'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.66361,-88.44194|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A small open-pit iron mine and prospect pits lying in an isolated patch of iron-formation within the Michigamme Lower Slate near Alberta, Michigan. Small prospect pits to the west and north of the main pit seem to produce the best specimens. Pyrolusite and manganite specimens from this mine are noteworthy.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Baraga Group; Michigamme Formation; Gray to black slate|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Michigamme Formation
Description: Strongly cleaved. Represents lower stratigraphic part of formation
Comments: Continental margin assemblage (north of Niagara Fault)
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
Localities in this Region
Demark, R. S. (2000) Mines and Minerals of Michigan's Iron Country, Rocks & Minerals.
Heinrich & Robinson (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.