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Purdy Mine, Mattawan Township, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 19' 1'' North , 78° 54' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.3172222222, -78.9033333333

In pegmatite.

The deposit was discovered in 1941 by J. Purdy and H. MacDonald of Eau Claire. They recovered about $20,000 worth of muscovite in 1941 and 1942. The deposit was later operated by Purdy Mica Mines Limited (19442-1945) and by Northern Mica Company (1949-1953). The total production amounted to 2,942,786 pounds of mica valued at $1,577,326. The mica was trimmed in shops at Mattawa and North Bay. The mine was worked by open-cuts, an adit, and shafts. The deepest opening is 130 feet.

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Ann P.Sabina 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, p94

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