Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Erie Mining Company Mine (Erie Mine Company-Hoyt Lakes Plant; Aurora Mine), Mesabi Range, St. Louis Co., Minnesota, USA

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 47° 34' 57'' North , 92° 12' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 47.58250,-92.20222


Commodities (Major) - Iron
Development Status: Producer
Host Rock Unit: Biwabik Iron Formation, Trommald Formation
Structure: Faults
Tectonic Structure: Shield

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

Select Rock List Type

Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

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

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma
Gunflint (~1,878 Ma), Biwabik, and Emily Iron Formations

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gunflint Iron Formation; Biwabik Iron Formation; Emily Iron Formation

Description: Locally includes thin basal sandstone and conglomerate. Capped by an irregular layer of brecciated iron-formation and ejecta derived from the 1,850 Ma Sudbury meteorite impact.

Comments: Part of the Animikie Group. Part of the Geon 18 intrusions and supracrustal rocks (syn- to late Penokean orogenesis).

Lithology: Major:{banded iron formation,sedimentary breccia}, Minor:{sandstone,conglomerate}

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. [133]

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



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

WHITE, D.A.,(1954). STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURE OF THE MESABI RANGE, MINNESOTA, MINN.GEOL.SURV.BULL.

MOREY, G.B.,(1972). MESABI RANGE; IN; SIMS,P.K. AND MOREY, G.B.,EDS., GEOLOGY OF MINNESOTA; A CENTENNIAL VOLUME,MINN.GEOL.SURV.,P.204-217.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: April 26, 2019 11:33:11 Page generated: October 15, 2017 21:25:28
Go to top of page