Saranac Mine (Zircon and Pegmatite Showings), Tory Hill, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
The Zircon showing exposes white granite, granite pegmatite, and crystalline limestone. The Pegmatite showings expose granite pegmatite.
The following minerals occur at the Zircon showing: zircon, thorite, allanite, pyroxene, titanite, scapolite, tourmaline, calcite, hematite, chlorite, goethite, graphite, and serpentine occur in the pegmatite. The crystalline limestone which was intruded by the pegmatite contains vesuvianite, fluorite, pyroxene, plagioclase and k-spar, smoky quartz, pyrite, goethite, pyrrhotite, and molybdenite.
The Pegmatite showing hosts these minerals: zircon, allanite, uranothorite, uranophane, titanite, pyrite, and hornblende (up to 7.5 cm long).
"The showings were explored for radioactive minerals by several open cuts from 1954-1956. The work was conducted by Saranac Uranium Mines Limited. At the Zircon showing, granite and granite pegmatite are exposed by a 46-m long open-cut and by a trench 30 m to the south. A skarn in crystalline limestone is exposed by two trenches 90 m north of the open-cut. The Pegmatite showing is exposed by an open-cut 46 m long."
Mindat ArticlesExploring the Saranac Mine, Ontario (Updated Edition) by Michael Adamowicz
21 entries listed. 14 valid minerals.
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