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Frontenac Lead Mine (Frontenac Draper Lake Mine), Loughborough Township, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 27' 57'' North , 76° 30' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.46611,-76.50694
GeoHash:G#: drcsgnc3f
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


From village of Perth Road at post office, turn left (west) onto gravel road. Junction single lane road on right; turn right. Fork in road. The right fork leads 0.6 km to shaft No.1 located on the left (south) side of the road just east of the railway crossing. This property belongs to L.B. Harris. To reach shaft No. 3 proceed as follows from km 0.8.
Continue straight ahead to junction, turn right.
Junction; turn left. Farm lane on right. Obtain permission to enter at farmhouse.
History:
1866-1870: No. 1 shaft sunk to 80 feet and 2000 tons of ore was mined by unknown operators, possibly J.M Macher.
1875-1880: The Frontenac Lead Mining and Smelting Company excavated the No. 1 shaft to a depth of 267 feet and mined 2000 tons of ore from 5 levels at 50 feet intervals. A smelter was constructed in Kingston.
1882: The mine and smelter were closed.
1903-1905: No. 2 shaft was sunk to 80 feet and 500 tons of ore was mined. 1911-1912: No. 3 shaft was sunk to 150 feet, 500 feet of drifting was completed and 2,200 tons of ore mined by North American Smelting Co. Ltd. A mill was constructed at the No. 1 shaft.
1913: 2,500 tons of ore were mined. 1916-1917: 38,527 pounds of lead were produced by the Kingston Smelting Company, operated by the India Lake Lead Mining Company.
1924: No. 3 shaft was dewatered and examined by J. Savage and J.E. Hadman. 1925: No. 1 shaft was dewatered by Payne Weber and Company.
1926-1927: No. 1 shaft deepened to 313 feet, and 120 feet of drifting was completed on the 300 foot level by Forbes Galena Mines Ltd. The No. 3 shaft was dewatered and examined.
1947-1948: 17 diamond drill holes (3,108 feet) by New Calumet Mines Limited. 1950-1952: 11 diamond drill holes (3356 feet) and trenching and stripping activities by Draper Lake Frontenac Lead-Zinc Mines Ltd. The No. 3 shaft was dewatered and sampled at the 150 foot level.
1958: 2046 feet of diamond drilling by Lake Kingston Mines Ltd. A bulk surface sample was analyzed. (OFR 5548, p88-89).

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Handy (1893) worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Official Catalog Part I p157
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957); American Mineralogist 12: 396; Handy (1893) worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Official Catalog Part I p157
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: American Mineralogist 12: 396
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Jas. E. Thomson and S. A. Ferguson, W. G. Q. Johnston, E. G. Pye, W. S. Savage, and Robert Thomson (1957) Metal Resources Circular No. 2 OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Deposits in Ontario (Revised to February, 1957); American Mineralogist 12: 396; Handy (1893) worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Official Catalog Part I p157
Hydrocerussite
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Sabina, 1968, GSC Paper 67-51, p.24
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: American Mineralogist 12: 396
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Handy (1893) worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 Official Catalog Part I p157
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: American Mineralogist 12: 396
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Hydrocerussite'5.BE.10Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hydrocerussite16a.2.2.1Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HydrocerussitePb3(CO3)2(OH)2

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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 608234
Grenville Supergroup and Flinton Group

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Flinton Group

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Marble, calc-silicate rocks, skarn, tectonic breccias

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

Ectasian
1200 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184628
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Ectasian (1200 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Sabina, A.P. (1968) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Kingston, Ontario to Lac St-Jean, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Paper 67-51.
Sabina, A.P. (1983) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Kingston, Ontario to Lac St-Jean, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 32-33, at p.21.
Sabina, A.P. (1983) Roches et Minéraux du Collectionneur: Kingston, Ontario - lac Saint-Jean, Québec. Commission géologique du Canada, Rapport divers 32, at p.21.
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Number: MDI31C07NE00036.


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