Dome mine, Tisdale Township, Porcupine Mining District, Timmins area, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||48° 27' 46'' North , 81° 14' 42'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||48.46278,-81.24500|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A gold mine 2 miles SW of South Porcupine in the city of Timmins. The ore is hosted by Keewatin basalts, Timiskaming sediments and Kenoran porphyry. Gold occurs primarily in cross-cutting quartz veins and in ankerite-quartz-tourmaline veins which parallel the trend of the country rock. Tellurides are present in minor amounts. Silver is recovered at a ratio of 1 oz. of silver for each 6 oz. of gold. Of the sulphides, pyrite and/or pyrrhotite are dominant, however chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and galena are considered good indicators of gold. Minor scheelite is found in association with the porphyry ore.
The mine has been in operation since 1910.
22 valid minerals.
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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Mafic to intermediate metavolcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Superior Province
Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. 
- Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, Volume I, 834pp.: 94, 340.
- Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 57.
-Gold Deposits of Ontario,Part 1, 1971, ODM, Mineral Resources Circular No.13
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2161 By Fyon, J A, Green, A H
Morritz, R.P. (1990): Mechanics of formation of gold-bearing fuchsite vein at the Dome Mine, Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Earth Science 1609-1620.