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MacDonald Mine

Located in: Hastings County
Location #1872
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Location Owner:paulapie
Creation Date: 8/18/2010
Last Updated: 9/30/2010



Description

This is the MacDonald feldspar mine, which was opened in 1919 and worked intermittently until 1935. This mine was the largest producer of feldspar in the Bancroft district, and for a period of time the largest producer in Canada; with total production just under 32,000 tons of feldspar. The mine was explored in the mid-fifties for radioactive minerals, but has since remained quiet, though rock-hounds regularly visit. It's an interesting area, and a short drive from Bancroft.



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Status: Abandoned
Category: Mine


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Trip to the mine
MacDonald Mine
Created on:9/30/2010
Created by: smashtvcanada
8 photos
Macdonald Mine
MacDonald Mine
Created on:8/18/2010
Created by: paulapie
7 photos


smashtvcanada says:
10/4/2010 2:21:16 PM

For a video of us exploring the mine...go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn8-iaRyIO8

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On 9/24/2014 9:12:38 AM user Storytrail changed the following: address, description