Smart Mine, Miller property, Sebastopol Township, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 27' 37'' North , 77° 9' 52'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.46028,-77.16472|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
[www.geologyontario.mndmf.gov.on.ca] gives a report of some claim work around the Smart mine in 1993. Has a little mineralogy and a few maps.
As of Sept. 2013, there was a fee ($10/person) for collecting at this locality. For information on the Miller Property see online link below.
The following information on the Smart mine, in lot 31, concession X,
Sebastopol township, is taken from the reports by Willimott and Spence. It
was opened prior to 1880 and yielded a considerable quantity of phosphate.
Very fine crystals of zircon, titanite, and apatite have been found in a band of limestone. The zircons are of a brilliant hyacinth-red colour, and the titanite crystals are also very brilliant, being often translucent. Amazonite is reported to occur on this lot. (ARV53)
11 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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|Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic|
541 - 1600 Ma
|Alkalic plutonic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)
Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt
Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1.