Davis Limonite Mine
The Davis Limonite Mine is near 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 Davis Limonite Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place from 1734 to 1907. The ore mined is composed of limonite with waste material consisting primarily of phlogopite, muscovite and biotite. 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 SHOWS TWO CROSS SECTIONS OF PIT; NEITHER SIDERITE OR SULFIDES REPORTED MANGANESE WAD SHOWS MN2O3 87. 241%, FE2O3 1. 10%, SIO2 0. 74%, P2O5 0. 07%, CAO TRACE, MGO 0 (ZERO) %, H2O 10. 02%; INFORMATION SOURCE: 1 PUB LIT.
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FAULTED CARBONATE BEDS NEAR OVERTHRUSTED LOW CAMBRIAN EVERETT SCHIST, WHICH HAS CHLORITE, MAGNETITE, GARNET, MICROCLINE, ALBITE, GRAPHITE, BIOTITE.
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NO FIGURES AVAILABLE, PROBABLY SOME LOW GRADE ORE POTENTIAL.
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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 1, 600 FEET EAST-WEST, 1, 000 FEET NORTH-SOUTH, ABOUT 70 FEET DEEP, LARGE POND IN CENTER; DOLOMITE BEDROCK FAULTED, DOLOMITE DIP 25 DEG. TO 30 DEG. SE; PITCHES 15 DEG. SW, FAULT STRIKES N 50 DEG. E ., DIP, 70 DEG. NW.; PROBABLY ZINC IN ORE, NOT TESTED; ORE AS MUCH AS 25 FEET THICK, TILL 5 TO 10 FEET, AS MUCH AS 75 FEET.