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Blakely Pyrite Mine (Queensboro), Madoc Township, Madoc Area, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 34' 32'' North , 77° 25' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.5758333333, -77.4175

1904-1908: The British Americal Development Company operated the Blakely Pyrite Mine. 2 shafts were opened (No. 1: 135 feet deep, 175 feet of drifting, No. 2: 30 feet deep). At least 65 carloads of ore were shipped by 1906. 1956: B.L. Long drilled 4 holes (163 ft). A pyritiferous schist zone with disseminated sphalerite, aresenopyrite, pyrite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite was intersected. 1960: E. C. Sager drilled 2 holes (220 ft) intersecting a zone of disseminated pyrite. Late 1960's: Syngenore Explorations Limited carried out an exploration program in the area. Diamond drilling was also carried out. 1973-74: Freeport Canadian Exploration Company carried out a ground electromagnetic and magmatic survey over the area. 1978: E.C. Sager drilled one hole (310.5 ft), no significant mineralization was detected (OFR 5548, p96).

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Ann P.Sabina (1987), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Hull-Maniwaki, Quebec; Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario. GSC Misc. Report 41, p.78

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