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Michael J. Bainbridge October 31, 2011 08:01PM
What or who is Mineral Associates Inc? Just curious.

Reiner Mielke October 31, 2011 09:52PM
Lazurite is on the list of minerals found there. I find that hard to believe, it is more likely sodalite.
Michael J. Bainbridge October 31, 2011 10:48PM
Funny you should mention that. That's actually what made me check the reference.
Matt Neuzil November 01, 2011 01:26AM
could it be confused with azurite? Azurite has been found as coatings in the madoc area like at canada talc. Just a thought

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Reiner Mielke November 01, 2011 01:32AM
Hello Matt,

Good point that would make sense considering all the copper minerals, but why no malachite? That is usually much more common than azurite.
Michael J. Bainbridge November 01, 2011 01:47AM
Possibly a typo - I'll look into it.

Edit: Message sent.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/01/2011 01:54AM by Michael J. Bainbridge.
Andrew Johns November 01, 2011 02:28AM

I believe Mineral Associates Inc is the company John hired to assay his property..Not sure where they are from?? I think they also did some blasting on a spot that has some outcrops of Schorl..
I did see a newspaper clipping in his rockshop of the bast as it was occuring.. I haven't peresonally collected at any of his sites but there are some odd occurrences on his property..

Michael J. Bainbridge November 01, 2011 03:21AM
The only reference I can find to Mineral Associates Inc. on the net is a recycled white pages listing for a company in Texas. If the same company did the blasting in Coe Hill then it's probably not the same one.

There should be more info coming shortly on the reference.
Reiner Mielke November 01, 2011 02:35PM
Mineral Associates Inc. is at 171A Rink St., Peterborough, ON K9J 2J6. Tel.705-745-3083, Fax: 705-745-7691 don't know the email address. That is off the handout they gave me at Coe Hill Gold.
Michael J. Bainbridge November 01, 2011 02:46PM
Thanks Reiner, I checked with Michal who added all the data for this location. He's probably looking at the same handout you've got (which apparently does say lazurite). Not a data entry error then, but it doesn't rule out an earlier error. Curiouser and curiouser - have to go to the source.
Reiner Mielke November 01, 2011 03:07PM
The other thing my handout says is that the lazurite is with pyrite.
Richard Gunter November 01, 2011 06:34PM
If you look at the geological maps of the Wollaston Twonship area the nepheline syenite belt does not extend that far south so the sodalite group would be unusual. The area is largely marble with feldspathic gneisses.
Rob Woodside September 09, 2015 04:43PM
Without any better reference as to method of testing, etc. we'll set the 'Lazurite' to erroneously reported. If real specimens are ever seen, let alone analysed, by anyone, we can always put it back with an adequate reference.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2015 04:56PM by Rob Woodside.
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