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Madawaska Mine (Faraday Mine), Faraday Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
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Latitude: 45°1'15"N
Longitude: 77°55'30"W
 
 
An uranium mine with ore hosted in granite and pegmatite (leucogranite & pyroxene granite cutting metagabbro & amphibolites). Was discovered and originally staked in 1949 by A.H. Shore of Bancroft. Underground development started in 1954 by Faraday Uranium Mines Ltd. Production started 1957 and closed in 1964. Production lasted until 1964 when contracts to sell uranium expired. "Mining operations were resumed in 1975 by Madawaska Mines Ltd." The 444m (1,440 feet deep) shaft was deepened to 473m (1,537 feet). Production began in 1976 and lasted until 1982. Other workings underground include a 50m shaft and three adits. 2,544,716 tons of ore were produced, averaging .1074% U3O8.

The ilmenite/magnetite occurrence has been moved to a separate locality because, although specimens are often labeled as being from the mine, the occurrence is actually elsewhere on the property.
See: Madawaska Mine property (Bently Lake Occurrence), Faraday Township, Hastings Co., Ontario

Mineral List

Aegirine
Albite
var: Peristerite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Amphibole Supergroup
Anhydrite
Annite
'Apatite'
Arfvedsonite
Augite
β-Uranophane
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cancrinite
Chabazite-Ca
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Datolite
'Davidite'
Davidite-(Ce)
Diopside
Euxenite-(Y)
Ferriallanite-(Ce)
Fluorite
'Gmelinite' ?
Goethite
Gypsum
var: Selenite
Hematite
'Hornblende'
Ilmenite
Magnesio-hornblende
Magnetite
Marcasite
Meta-autunite
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Molybdenite
Pyrite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
'Scapolite'
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
Titanite
'Tourmaline'
Tritomite-(Y)
Uraninite
Uranophane
Zircon


52 entries listed. 37 valid minerals.

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References

- Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 39
- Rocks & Min. 59: 206-210.

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