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Continental mine (Megantic mine; Lambly mine; Paré mine), Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Les Appalaches RCM, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 59' 2'' North , 71° 23' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.98389,-71.38889
GeoHash:G#: f2jjxe05w
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Mine Continental (Mine Megantic; Mine Lambly; Mine Paré), Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, MRC des Appalaches, Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec, Canada

Formerly: Continental Mine (Megantic Mine; Lambly Mine; Paré Mine), Coleraine Township, Mégantic Co., Québec, Canada

The Continental Mine was also known as the Mégantic Mine, Lambly Mine and Paré Mine under various operators and owners. The mine has been closed since 1952.

The Megantic mine named here should not be confused with the Megantic mine originally operated by Johnson's Asbestos Co. in Black Lake. The Megantic pit was later merged with the British-Canadian pit.

Mineral List

12 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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Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3188787
Paleozoic tectonic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Saint-Daniel Melange

Comments: Dunnage Zone

Lithology: Ophiolitic melange; shale,chert,breccia

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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Sabina, A.P. (1966)Rocks & minerals for the collector: Eastern Townships and Gaspé, Quebec; and parts of New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 66-51,46-47.
De, A. (1972) Petrology of dikes emplaced in ultramafic rocks of southeastern Quebec and origin of the rodingite. Geological Society of Americe Memoir 132, 489-501.
Gaudard, S. (1993) Voyage au coeur des Appalaches, Guide des curiosités minérales de la M.R.C. de l'Amiante. Publ. by: Musée minérologique et minier Thetford Mines, 59-60.
in part): Dana 7:I:656.

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