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Haley mine, Ross Township, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 35' 54'' North , 76° 45' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.59861,-76.75472
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


In crystaline limestone.

The dolomite deposit and plant of Dominion Magnesium, Limited, is situated on the east half of lot 20, concession V, Ross township.
The history of the steps leading to the production of magnesium metal from dolomite by the "Pidgeon process" in Canada, and descriptions of the process
have been published in several technical journals.2 In 1937, A.G.L. McNaughton, as director of the National Research Council of Canada, assigned L.M. Pidgeon to the problem of recovering magnesium metal from Canadian sources of raw materials. In March, 1941, Dominion Magnesium, Limited, was formed with funds supplied by Bobjo Mines, Limited, Moneta Porcupine Mines, Limited, and Ventures, Limited, through Robert J. Jowsey, Walter K. Segsworth, and Thayer Lindsley to further investigate and develop the process. Dominion Magnesium, Limited, built a pilot-plant, which successfully produced the metal by October, 1941. Construction of the main plant, which was financed by the Canadian Government, near Haley Station in Renfrew county, 14 miles north of Renfrew, was started in February, 1942. The first magnesium ingot was poured in August of that year, and full production attained in February, 1943. The plant capacity was 15 tons of magnesium ingot metal per day. Production in 1943 amounted to 7,153,974 pounds of magnesium. (ARV53)

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

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.

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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 616861
Grenville Supergroup and Flinton Group

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Grenville Supergroup and 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]

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References

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Satterly, J. (1944) Mineral Occurrences in the Renfrew Area, Ontario Department of Mines, Fifty - Third Annual Report, ARV53, Pt.3, P.65-66.
Martin, W. (1983) Industrial Minerals of the Algonquin Region, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5425, p.198.
Sabina, A.P. (2007), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Temiscaming, Quebec. GSC Misc. Report 48.p.77

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