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Rogers Mine, Huntingdon Township, Madoc area, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 29' 12'' North , 77° 28' 49'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.48667,-77.48028
GeoHash:G#: drbvhfs9d
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Veins in dolomitic marble.

"The deposit was discovered in 1909 by Donald Henderson and Chesley Pitt of Madoc. Between 1910 and 1914 it was mined from an open pit. In 1914 a shaft was sunk but the mine remained inactive until 1943 when Reliance Fluorspar Mining Syndicate Limited took over operations until 1951. This was the mine's most productive period and four shafts (37.5, 26.5, 36.5, and 73 m deep) were sunk. Some 39,000 tonnes of ore were produced during this period making this the leading fluorite producer in the Madoc area. Some of the old buildings remain on the site. There are large dumps near the shafts."

This mine is the source of the wonderful "Madoc" fluorites. Specimens are typically pale sea green optical quality fluorite crystals of cubic habit with minor octahedral faces. Many were recovered on a white to tan fine-grained barite matrix. The Town of Madoc is nearby in Madoc Township. Many specimens were recovered during surface excavations in the early to mid-1970s. All mines in the area have since been recovered and are now inaccessible.


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16 valid minerals.

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Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 607908
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]

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References

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Sabina, A.P. (1970) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Hull-Maniwaki, Quebec; Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 69-50, 1970, 177 p. Pg. 120 Map 9. [Note: superseded by Sabina 1987].
Mielke, R. (1977) Boulangerite and Associated Minerals of the Rogers Mine, Madoc, Ontario; unpublished BSc. thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 57p.
Melanson, F. and Robinson, G.W. (1982) The Fluorite Mines of Madoc Ontario. Mineralogical Record Vol.13, No.2, March-April, pp. 87-92.
Sabina, A.P. (1987) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Hull-Maniwaki, Quebec; Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41.

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