Mount Riga Cheever Limonite Mine
Millerton, New York
The Mount Riga Cheever Limonite Mine is near Millerton, New York. Historically the site has been associated with the New York Salisbury Iron Mining District which is now part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Mount Riga Cheever Limonite Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. 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, 1955, MILLERTON, 1:24, 000, SHOWS MINE PIT AS POND. MINE OWNED BY MT. RIGA IRON AND MINING COMPANY, N. Y. CITY.; INFORMATION SOURCE: 1 PUB LIT.
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MINE AT CONTACT OF MID ORDOVICIAN BERKSHIRE PHYLLITE AND SCHIST AND STOCKBRIDGE CARBONATE BEDS.
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Controls on emplacement of ore such as faults or other structural features.
NO FIGURES AVAILABLE BUT PROBABLY LARGE AMOUNTS OF LOW GRADE IRON ORE PRESENT.
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David Parsons Bog Manganese Occurrence
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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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TOPO SHOWS POND 600 FEET LONG NW-SE, 300 FEET WIDE NE-SW, WITH PIT 100 TO 150 FEET DEEP; MINOR UNDERGROUND WORKINGS; NO BEDROCK IN MINE PIT BUT OUTCROPS OF LIMESTONE TO WEST, EASTWARD DIPPING MICA SLATE TO EAST. 90 FOOT DEEP SHAFT REPORTED TO EAST OF PIT.