Ore Bank Prospect
The Ore Bank Prospect is near Dargan, Maryland and is part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The site was first discovered in 1934. Preliminary development has taken place such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping. Enough data has been gathered to estimate grade and tonnage. The Middle Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
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** The mine central point is based on an average of the mine's bounding box(es) and does not necessarily fall on the claim itself.
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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