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Cary Mine (Superior; Tilden; Nimikon; West Cary; Kakagon; Windsor), Hurley, Gogebic Range, Iron Co., Wisconsin, USAi
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Cary Mine (Superior; Tilden; Nimikon; West Cary; Kakagon; Windsor)Mine
Hurley- not defined -
Gogebic RangeMountain Range
Iron Co.County
WisconsinState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 26' 12'' North , 90° 12' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.43667,-90.20333
GeoHash:G#: cbrb5mecj
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hurley1,493 (2017)1.9km
Ironwood5,002 (2017)3.2km
Montreal783 (2017)3.4km
Pence131 (2017)5.7km
Iron Belt173 (2017)10.1km


From 1886 to 1964, the Cary produced high grade iron ore. The remains are located one mile west of Hurley, WI just off Highway 77 on Ringle Drive, It was operated by the Odanah Iron Co. Workings reached depths of 3,300 feet. In 1942 a 5.5 foot diameter core was taken at the mine site to a depth of 2,500 feet. Portions of this core can be seen in the parking area around the Wisconsin Visitor Center on the north edge of Hurley.

The Cary Mine is adjacent to, and has similar mineralogy to, the more famous Montreal Mine. It is in a classic Proterozoic banded iron formation (the Ironwood Formation) that forms the Gogebic Iron Range, traceable from the near Mellen, Wisconsin east into Michigan. The strata strikes NE-SW and dips north.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Steve & Sandy Whelan, Calumet, Michigan have collected barite on the dumps, which do NOT merge with those of nearby Montreal mine, and have come across many barites locally labeled Cary. Same geology as Montreal mine. Rocks & Minerals Vol. 73 No. 6 p.385 lumps the mines together and cites barite.; Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson; Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson; Dickey, R. M. (1938): Manganese in the Montreal Mine, Montreal, Wisconsin: Economic Geology, 33: 600-624. ; Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
'Psilomelane'
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Dickey, R. M. (1938): Manganese in the Montreal Mine, Montreal, Wisconsin: Economic Geology, 33: 600-624. ; Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hollandite4.DK.05aBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Hollandite7.9.1.1Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16

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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Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3241845
volcanic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Comments: Superior province; marine; submarine volcano

Lithology: Major:: {greenstone},Minor:: {metatuff,metagraywacke}

Reference: Cannon, W.F., L.G. Woodruff, S.W. Nicholson, C.A. Hedgman, and R.D. Barber-Delach. Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of the Ashland and Northern Part of the Ironwood 30' x 60' Quadrangles, Wisconsin and Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-546. [162]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3192839
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 2744421
Metabasalt

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ramsey Formation; Mona Schist; Kitchi Schist

Description: Derived from mafic to intermediate pyroclastic rocks and massive to pillowed lava flows. Unit mapped as Ramsey Formation by Prinz (1981) south of Gogebic Range; mapped as Mona Schist and Kitchi Schist in northern complex of Marquette District.

Comments: Continental margin assemblage (north of Niagara Fault). Prinz, W. C., 1981, Geologic map of the Gogebic Range-Watersmeet area, Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1365, scale= 1:125,000 Original map source: Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 19

Lithology: Major:{metavolcanic,schist}

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dickey, R. M. (1938): Manganese in the Montreal Mine, Montreal, Wisconsin: Economic Geology, 33: 600-624.
Schmidt, R G. (1980): The Marquette Range Supergroup in the Gogebic iron district, Michigan and Wisconsin: U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1460, 96 p.
Lake Superior Iron Ore Association (1952), Lake Superior iron ores: mining directory and statistics: 53.
Cox, B. (2005) Mines of the Pewabic Country of Michigan and Wisconsin: vol. 3 Wisconsin Iron: Agogebic Press: 22-23.
Robinson, G. & G. LaBerge (2013) Minerals of the Lake Superior Iron Ranges: A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum: Michigan Technological University, 52 p.


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