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Long Lake Zinc Mine (Richardson Zinc Mine; Lynx Mine), Olden Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canadai
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44° 41' 22'' North , 76° 46' 18'' West
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The former Long Lake zinc mine is located in the south central part of Olden township, approximately 8 km by road northwest of the village of Parham.

The Long Lake zinc deposit has supported small-scale mining operations by different operators several times since its discovery in 1897. Early production included more than 100 tons of ore removed in 1901; between 1902 and 1907 about 3442 tons of zinc ore were shipped from the property; and in 1949 a total of 240 tons of zinc concentrates and 15 tons of lead concentrates were reported to have been produced.

On March 1, 1973, Lynx-Canada Explorations Ltd. in partnership with Canadian Reynolds Metals Ltd. commenced mining of three newly discovered ore lenses (A,B, and C)west of the previously mined orebodies, using an underground ramp for access and modern trackless mining equipment.Between March 1, 1973, and the closing of the mine on December 31, 1974, a total of 94,631 short tons of ore
averaging 11.6 percent zinc were mined and milled.

The Long Lake zinc deposit occurs within a remnant of calcitic marble which forms a xenolith within a large gabbroic intrusion termed the Mountain Grove Mafic Intrusion. The marble remnant has total strike length of about 1 km and is up to 180 metres wide. Layering in the marbles strikes northeast and generally dips steeply to the northwest. These types of marble are distinguished as
1. Very coarse-grained (1cm), massive, calcitic marble.
2. Laminated calcitic marble; and
3. Layered, siliceous calcitic marble.

Mineralization at the Long Lake zinc deposit consists principally of sphalerite, with accessory pyrite and pyrrhotite, and minor galena, chalcopyrite, and molybdenite, contained within conformable lenses in the Long Lake marble remnant.

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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


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schneider, Stuart. Collecting Flourescence Minerals. Page 141-148, Long Lake Zinc Mine Minerals.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 59:206.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine; Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957)
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Reference: Schneider, Stuart. Collecting Flourescence Minerals. Page 141-148, Long Lake Zinc Mine Minerals.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine; Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957)
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine; Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine; Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957)
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: granular masses and disseminated grains
Colour: dark brown
Reference: Ref.: R.J. Traill 1983; Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957)
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Reference: Ann P. Sabina, Rocks & Minerals for the Collector: Geoligical Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 32. Page 16, Long Lake Zinc Mine

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrocerussite5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Chondrodite9.AF.45(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Vesuvianite9.BG.35Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chondrodite52.3.2b.2(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
FFluorine
F Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Chondrodite(Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Rocks & Minerals: 59:206.
- R.J. Traill 1983
- J. Malczak, T.R. Carter, and J.S. Springer (1985) Base Metal, Molybdenum, and Precious Metal Deposits of the Madoc-Sharbot Lake Area Southeastern Ontario. Page 123-129: ONTARIO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Open File Report 554b.
- J.M .Wolff (1982): Geology of the Long Lake Area Lennox and Addington and Frontenac Counties, Ontario Geological Survey Report 216
J.M. Wolff (1981): The Long Lake Zinc Deposit, Description and Classification: Economic Geology pp. 488-496
- J.E. Thomson (1952): Long Lake Zinc Mine, Report

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