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Lapa Mine (Lapa Cadillac Mine), Val d'Or, La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 13' 40'' North , 78° 15' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.22778,-78.26639
GeoHash:G#: f2867585h
Owned/operated by:Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Gold mine active 1938-1943.
Restarted as Lapa mine by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. It has a 6-year mine life expectancy (2009-2015/2016). High-grade ore.

Gold mineralization in zones of deformation within the Piché Group volcanic rocks. Gold occurs in quartz veins, within tabular zones or in biotite-altered zones.

Located about 11 km east of the LaRonde gold mine, in the Rivière-Héva municipality, and 49 kilometres west of the Goldex mine.

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17 valid minerals.

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SABINA, A.P. (1974): Rocks & minerals for the collector: Kirkland Lake – Noranda – Val d’Or, Ontario and Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 77, 123.
Economic Geology 102 (2007) 577ff and 585ff.
Simard, M., Gaboury, D., Daigneault, R., & Mercier-Langevin, P. (2013). Multistage gold mineralization at the Lapa mine, Abitibi Subprovince: insights into auriferous hydrothermal and metasomatic processes in the Cadillac–Larder Lake Fault Zone. Mineralium Deposita, 48(7), 883-905.

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