Porter Limonite Mine
The Porter Limonite Mine is in Lakeville, Connecticut. Historically the site has been associated with the Connecticut Salisbury Iron Mining District which is now part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Porter Limonite Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place in 1800s. The ore mined is composed of limonite. The Taconic Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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USGS TOPO, 1969, SHARON, 1:24, 000, SHOWS POND. HOBBS DOES NOT DISCUSS MINE, ONLY DISTRICT.; INFORMATION SOURCE: 1 PUB LIT.
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NEAR OVER THRUST FAULT ZONE OF LOW CAMBRIAN EVERETT SCHIST OVER STOCKBRIDGE CARBONATE BEDS.
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NO FIGURES AVAILABLE, PROBABLY LARGE AMOUNTS OF LOW GRADE ORE PRESENT.
Other deposits in the same region.
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Ore Hill Limonite Mine
Maltby Limonite Mine
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Maltby Iron Mine
Scoville Limonite Mine
Mount Riga Cheever Limonite Mine
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1 World-class significance is determined by total endowment of the contained commodity. This includes all past production and remaining reserves. Each commodity is considered separately and commodities cannot be combined to arrive at a significant size. The tonnage thresholds are from the mine model grade-tonnage studies. As of June 2008, many entries were classified as significant under less strict rules.
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PIT 800 FEET NORTH-SOUTH, 300 FEET EAST-WEST, ABOUT 40 FEET DEEP, LARGE POND IN CENTER; PROBABLY MANGANESE AND ZINC IN ORE BUT ASSAYS NOT AVAILABLE.