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Dickenson Mine (Red Lake; Goldcorp; Arthur White), Balmer Township, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 3' 42'' North , 93° 43' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.06167,-93.73222
GeoHash:G#: ccj67p6rb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Active since 1945.

The mode of occurrence of gold at this locality is in quartz veins within a shear zone striking about S65E that cuts intermediate lava and breccia. The volcanic rocks contain chert-carbonate chemical sediments north and south of the deposit, and some lavas in the vicinity of the No.2 shaft contain silicified zones 1 to 2 m wide that are heavily impregnated with sulphides, probably including arsenopyrite. Underground drilling by Gold Frontier Mines Limited encountered carbonatized volcanic rocks. This north vein west was believed to be structurally continuous over 1000 m.

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31 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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2800 - 3200 Ma

ID: 605729
Mafic metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Mafic metavolcanic rocks, minor iron formation

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]

2800 - 3200 Ma

ID: 3189263
Archean volcanic rocks

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Mafic-ultramafic volcanic rocks; tholeiite

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]

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Ann P.Sabina (1991), Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Sudbury to Winnipeg. GSC Misc. Report 49. p.182
MDI Number: MDI52N04SE00012

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