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Taylor Mine, Alberta, Baraga Co., Michigan, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 39' 49'' North , 88° 26' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.66361,-88.44194
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


A small open-pit iron mine and prospect pits lying in an isolated patch of iron-formation within the Michigamme Lower Slate near Alberta, Michigan. Small prospect pits to the west and north of the main pit seem to produce the best specimens. Pyrolusite and manganite specimens from this mine are noteworthy.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 2783631
Baraga Group; Michigamme Formation; Gray to black slate

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Michigamme Formation

Description: Strongly cleaved. Represents lower stratigraphic part of formation

Comments: Continental margin assemblage (north of Niagara Fault)

Lithology: Major:{slate}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

Rocks & Minerals (1983): 58: 108.

Demark, R. S. (2000) Mines and Minerals of Michigan's Iron Country, Rocks & Minerals.

Heinrich & Robinson (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.

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