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Canada Talc Mine (Madoc Talc mine; Conley mine; Henderson mine), Huntingdon Township, Madoc Area, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Canada Talc Mine (Madoc Talc mine; Conley mine; Henderson mine)Mine
Huntingdon TownshipTownship
Madoc AreaArea
Hastings Co.County
Ontario- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 30' 11'' North , 77° 27' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.50306,-77.45278
GeoHash:G#: drbvjt895
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Quinte West42,697 (2010)36.7km
Belleville49,454 (2018)37.8km
Deseronto1,897 (2008)46.5km


The oldest continuous producing mine in Ontario.
Talc was discovered in 1881 on the farm of Christopher Henderson which in 1896 became the Henderson mine.
1911 - Conley Mine (originally comprised of northeastward extension of the Henderson orebody) discovered.
1938 - Henderson and Conley properties merged.
1951-1983 Canada Talc Industries Ltd. operated and in 1983 became
Canada Talc Ltd.
1999 - Highwood Resources Ltd. acquired Canada Talc. Major mine infrastructure improvements were made including access to new production level and infrastructure and capital equipment installation at mill in Marmora were completed.
2002 - Dynatec Mineral Products Division acquired the industrial minerals division of Highwood Resources and in 2008 Sheritt International acquired property.
2010 - Sherritt closed Canada Talc operations in Madoc.
2011 - The site was rehabilitated.

Geology:

The talc occurs as hydrothermal replacement bodies in dolomitic marble. The largest zone, the Henderson was a steeply dipping, east-west trending tabular sheet of high purity (50-60%) white talc 10 to 60 ft. wide and 900 to 1000 ft. long.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Bryan Johnson collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:207.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bryan Johnson collection
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Maggie Wilson photo.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Bryan Johnson collection
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bryan Johnson collection
'Mica Group'
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:207.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: David Joyce
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:207.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Mica Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Mica Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 607908
Grenville Supergroup and Flinton Group

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Flinton Group

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Marble, calc-silicate rocks, skarn, tectonic breccias

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

Ectasian
1200 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3185353
Mesoproterozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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- Rocks & Minerals:59:207.
- Ann P.Sabina (1987) Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41, pg80

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