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Lac Nicolet Antimony mine (Quebec Antimony mine; South Ham Antimony mine; Lac Nicolet mine), Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens, Arthabaska RCM, Centre-du-Québec, Québec, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 51' 9'' North , 71° 32' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.85250,-71.53333
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Formerly: Lac Nicolet mine (Quebec Antimony mine), Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens, (South Ham), Wolfe Co., Québec, Canada. Old labels and catalogs often give the locality as: South Ham, Range I, Lot 56, South Ham Township, Quebec.

An antimony mine started in the late 1860's on a small scale with two shafts and an adit. The operation was never economically viable and apart from sporadic exploratory work in 1940s and 1960s did not go into production.

Coordinates confirmed by GPS at mine dump.

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

39 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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Robinson, G.W. & Normand, C. (1996) The Lac Nicolet antimony mine, South Ham, Quebec. Mineralogical Record 27, 121-134
Rocks & min.: 60:289.

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