New Haven Mineral Company Barite Mine
The New Haven Mineral Company Barite Mine is near Southington, Connecticut. Historically the site has been part of the Cheshire Mining District. The New Haven Mineral Company Barite Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place from 1864 to 1871. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of barite. The host rock in this area is arkose. The New England Upland Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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FRITTS, 1963, MAP AT 1:24, 000, LOCATES SHAFT AND ADJACENT PROSPECT BY SYMBOLS. FRITTS, 1962, MAP AT ABOUT 1:50, 000, LOCATES SHAFT BY SYMBOL, PG. 8, 9. NEW HAVEN MINERAL MINE DUMP ASSAY SAMPLE USGS LAB FILES, NO. BCT 191, IN HM 3336.; INFORMATION SOURCE: 1 PUB LIT.
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WEST ROCK DIABASE SILL, ABOUT 500 FEET THICK, INTRUDES NEW HAVEN ARKOSE, SEVERAL THOUSAND FEET THICK, OCCUPYING CONN. VALLEY GRABEN. AREA UNDERLAIN BY EITHER SILURIAN AND DEVONIAN WEPAWAUG SCHIST OR CAMBRIAN AND ORDOVICIAN SOUTHINGTON MOUNTAIN SCHIST, WHICH INCLUDES ORDOVICIAN OR DEVONIAN PROJECT GNEISS.
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FIGURES LACKING BUT PROBABLY ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS OF HIGH-GRADE BARITE ORE AVAILABLE.
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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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ONE SHAFT WITH PROSPECT PIT 100 FEET NORTHEAST OF SHAFT. REGIONAL STRIKE OF SANDSTONE ABOUT N. 70 DEG. EAST, REGIONAL DIP ABOUT 20 DEG. SOUTHEAST.