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Benson Mines, Benson, Star Lake, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 10' 35'' North , 74° 59' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.17639,-74.99750
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


An iron mine located at Benson near Fine. The ore is low-grade magnetite hosted in banded, garnetiferous, pyritic gneiss. 1,500 feet long, 200 feet wide and 20 to 50 feet deep (1937).


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44 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 2742497
Quartz-feldspar gneiss

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Description: With variable amounts of garnet, sillimanite, biotite.

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

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Rocks & Minerals:12:9;
New York State Museum Bull. 223,224;
Newland, David H. (July-August 1919), The Mineral Resources of the State of New York: 114.

 
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