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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
Owned/operated by:Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
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.

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

17 valid minerals.

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.

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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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