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Golding-Keene Quarry (Goulding-Keene), York River area, Dungannon Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 4' 9'' North , 77° 44' 3'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.06917,-77.73417
Other regions containing this locality:Bancroft area (Bancroft district), Ontario, Canada

A giant alkaline pegmatite. This quarry is the source of the rocks found at the CN Rock Dump in central Bancroft.

The Golding-Keene Quarry was worked for nepheline from 1927 to 1939 by New England Nepheline Company, the quarry which is 25 meters long, 18 wide, with a 12 meter face, was cut into east side of a hill of the west bank of the York River.

Collecting at the Golding-Keene Quarry is now prohibited as it is part of the Egan Chutes Ontario Park. Collecting is still permitted at the CN Dump in central Bancroft, where material from this quarry has been deposited.

The primary reference given for the locality (Sabina 1986) spells the name Golding-Keen, so the primary name has been changed, but some references use the spelling Goulding-Keene so this has been preserved in parenthesis.

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Mineral List

13 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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma
Mafic to ultramafic plutonic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt

Lithology: Diorite, gabbro, peridotite, pyroxenite, anorthosite, derived metamorphic rocks

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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Thomson, J.E. (1943) Mineral Occurrences in the North Hastings Area, Ontario Department of Mines, Annual Report ARV52, Pt.3, p.63-64.

Hewitt, D.F. and James, W. (1955) Geology of Dungannon and Mayo Townships, Ontario Department of Mines, Sixty Fourth Annual report, ARV64, Pt.8, P.57-58.

Storey, C.C. and Vos, M.A. (1981) Industrial minerals of the Pembroke-Renfrew area, Ontario Geological Survey, Mineral Deposit Circular 22, pt.2, p.89-91.

Martin, W. (1983) Industrial Minerals of the Algonquin Region, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5425, p.230.

SABINA, A.P. (1986): Rocks & minerals for the collector: Bancroft – Parry Sound area and Southern Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 39, 15.

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