Plymouth Mine, Wakefield, Gogebic iron range, Gogebic Co., Michigan, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 28' 13'' North , 89° 57' 27'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.47028,-89.95750|
Commodities (Major) - Iron
Deposit Type: Secondary Enrichment
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 241: Superior Fe (BC name is Lake Superior & Rapitan types iron-formation)
Host Rock Unit: Ironwood Iron-Formation
Host Rock: Iron Formation
7 valid minerals.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Menominee Group; Ironwood Iron-formation|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ironwood Iron Formation
Description: Interbedded cherty and slaty iron-formation. Locally, secondary enrichment has formed "soft ore" bodies. In eastern part of Gogebic Range, Ironwood Iron-formation is intercalated with pyroclastic rocks of Emperor Volcanic Complex, and in eastern half of T. 47 N., R. 43 W. (where mapped within unit Xip) consists entirely of black slate
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. 
CROWELL, BENEDICT, AND MURRAY, C.B., INC., 1917, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1930, THE IRON ORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR (3RD-7TH EDS.): CLEVELAND.
LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORES, MINING DIRECTORY AND STATISTICAL REPORT, PUBLISHED BY THE LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORE ASSOCIATION, 1952.