cn rock dump bancroft

You will see the pile of rock.

At the Macdonald mine you can find feldspar, quartz (smokey and milky) and calcite can be found in abundance. Bancroft, Ontario.

CN Rock Dump, … Dick led the group to 8 separate sites, including a night dig with black lights at the CN rock pile right in Bancroft. From M. Adamowicz collection. The dump is actually bigger than the photos I looked at prior to going suggest.

Town of Bancroft, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.

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... CN Mine dump- Bancroft, Ontario.

9. night fluorescent collecting in town — goulding-keene mine dump at shipping depot There is a small parking area on the right side of the road or if you are brave enough there is another parking area in the woods.

The site is not far from Bancroft & can be reached by a very rough road. They are almost invisible in the summer but now they can be seen. Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 39, page 15, Golding-Keene Quarry. On your right you will see the pathway into the woods and a sign posted on a tree. You can search around the dumps behind the mine.

We got into town a few hours later and hunted around for an information center.

Walk in following the pathway. At 1.2 cm this is a relatively large zircon from the CN Dump. This location has probably been visited as one of the first site that rockhounds explore when they enter Bancroft. The hill is about 35 feet high, by 50 feet wide.

Just over the bridge turn left onto Hastings Heritage Way Rd. Specimen is ~30 x 25 x 20 mm. Page generated: 2020.11.6 14:16:07, CN Rock Dump, Town of Bancroft, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada, Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate, Golding-Keene Quarry, Dungannon Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada,,+A+classic+locality+in+Bancroft.

Finally he started to break me down. Here are some of the most famous localities:

Say maybe 20-30 ft high, dont ask me how wide, yeeessh. ... flow south and eventually dump into the Great Lakes. From M. Adamowicz collection.

The river will be on your left side. 5mm in lengthfrom CN Dump Petroglyphs park Ontario, Canada. Change ).

Photo ID: 164107 Uploaded by: Michael Adamowicz View Count: 1572 Approval status: Public galleries Type: Photo - 2304 x 1728 pixels (4.0 Mpix) me at the top of dumps.

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Thanks for this article Michal! Edit or delete it and start blogging! While my fiance and I were planning our honeymoon (we decided to drive around Ontario and see the province we live in) we added Bancroft, Ontario to our list of stops.

Overall size of mineral specimen: … CN Rock Dump, … I will give a more detailed experience of how to get there and the minerals available on the second trip as this was all a blur of adrenaline fueled rockhounding by this time in the day. ~10 mm pink Zircon crystal on white Nepheline.

Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. To get to the collecting site travel south on highway 62 from the Chamber of Commerce to Station St. ( Log Out /  This massive pile is on a 32 degree incline and is piled 5 stories tall. Are you interested in mentoring?


Also, its always best to bring a bottle of water to wash specimens of dirt. Ann P. Sabina. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Specimen from CN Dump Collecting can also be done by chiseling away at the mine walls and the walls af the tunnels. Turn left and drive a few minutes along this road till you get to the top of the hill. This will be a gravel roadway that runs along the river. You will see the pile of rock. At the Gole Quarry Euxenites occur as longer crystal but they can be difficult to find in the waste rock. 8. bancroft motor inn < 6:00 pm > <$89+> dinner, local collecting, mine dumps & roadcuts. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

The Macdonald mine opened in 1919 and was mined for feldspar untill 1935. Upon entering the main section of the mine you will find a small audit  in the back wall, and to the right of this you will see an origanal ore cart against the back wall slowly being devoured by the mountain. The hill is about 35 feet high, by 50 feet wide. ( Log Out /  For now, this will have to do. Here are some strange ruins just north of the CN Dump. Park on the lane way out of the way of traffic.

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I had been to three mines already and this was like going to help a friend move an entire house after just winning a firemen competition.

Through the pit there is a trail that leads back up the hill and to the left. Specimen is ~30 x 25 x 20 mm.

Here you will find an abundance of feldspar, quartz rock and calcite the size of bowling balls and bigger.

He spent a few years trying to recruit me but I had no real interest.

The CN Dump, A classic locality in Bancroft By: Michal Adamowicz, rockhound I suppose it is time an article was written about the CN dump in the heart of Bancroft, Ontario.

Plants we study in our personal collection. Here is the CN dump in winter, taken in late winter 2008. By the time we got to the Chamber of Commerce it was already late in the day. Some of the minerals found here are, Albite, Biotite, Nepheline, Blue and Red Sodalite, Hacmanite and Zircon.

The CN Dump.

The zircon is florescent in UV light. SODALITE occurs in a number of different locations -- at least 182, according to

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Specimen is ~30 x 25 x 20 mm. We left and headed for Niagara Falls, Ontario. The CN Dump is free to collect. CN Rock Dump, Town of Bancroft, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada. The CN Dump is free to collect. ( Log Out /  7. trip – madoc to bancroft – first gold mine at eldorado — many rock shops in bancroft. A small part of the Dumps at Craigmont Mine. Through the entrance and to the right the floor of the mine sloops steeply down and exits into an open pit. Do not chisel the center beam. So, I decided I'd take a few samples, study it back at home and come again with an educated guess.

The CN Dump. You should have no problem finding excellent samples here. Turn right onto Station St. Travel a couple of minutes west. CN Rock Dump, Town of Bancroft, Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada ~10 mm pink Zircon crystal with black Biotite and White Nepheline.

Just over the bridge turn left onto Hastings Heritage Way Rd.


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