Normandie mine, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Les Appalaches RCM, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 1' 44'' North , 71° 24' 12'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.02889,-71.40361|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Mine Normandie, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, MRC des Appalaches, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada|
Formerly: Normandie Mine, Coleraine Township, Mégantic Co., Québec, Canada
An abandoned asbestos mine located near Coleraine, in the Black Lake - Thetford Mines area. The ore body was discovered by the Asbestos Corporation Ltd. in 1946. Mineralization is in ultrabasic, serpentinized rock. The open pit mine operated from 1955 to 1982, processing up to 6370 metric tons of ore per day. An adjoining,deep orebody, called the Penhale orebody, was discovered by drilling in 1965. It was explored by a 500-meter deep shaft but was not put into production.
Note: chromian diopside and uvarovite reported by Grubb (1965) are respectively diopside and grossular, both Cr-bearing.
Coordinates extrapolated from topographic map.
24 valid minerals.
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