East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project (East Kemptville Tin Mine), East Kemptville, Argyle, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 6' 11'' North , 65° 40' 50'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.10306,-65.68083|
|Owned/operated by:||Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Operated 1985 to 1992. Open pit, low grade tin mine. When operating, it was the largest primary tin mine in North America. Now being reclaimed.
Currently (2009) owned by Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
The East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project is located approximately 45 km northeast of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in the vicinity of the former East Kemptville Tin Mine.
The property consists of 4 contiguous exploration licenses and a Special License covering an aggregate of over 10,000 ac (4,000 ha) and 880 ac (356 ha) respectively and is easily accessible by a secondary highway.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
48 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Late Devonian : 376 ± 3 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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.
Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org
|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle - Late Devonian muscovite leucomonzogranite|