Western Maine scheelite

Region East, Northeast
Mineral systems
Deposit types
Other minerals

Information leading to the delineation of this focus area

Basis for focus area MRDS dep_ids: 10121193 (Partridge Peak prospect), 10121423 (Farmington prospect), 10169617 (Farmington Falls prospect), 10194459 (Mountain Brook prospect), 10194472 (Swift River prospect), 10291673 (Bryon prospect); Umbagog area occurrence (south contact of Umbagog granite pluton).
Identified resources Unknown.
Production Unknown.
Status Unknown.
Estimated resources Unknown.
Geologic maps Osberg and others (1985), scale 1:500,000; Pankiwskyj (1978c, d), scale 1:62,500; Moench and others (1995), scale 1:250,000.
Geophysical data Inadequate Rank 4 and 5 aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Favorable rocks and structures Limestone in early Paleozoic strata.
Deposits Partridge Peak prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10121193), Farmington prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10121423), Farmington Falls prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10169617), Mountain Brook prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10194459), Swift River prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10194472), Bryon prospect (MRDS dep_id: 10291673).
Evidence from mineral occurrences MRDS; Moench and others (1999).
Geochemical evidence Nowlan and others (1990), scale 1:250,000 (geochemical map). Moench and others (1999).
Geophysical evidence Unknown.
Evidence from other sources Unknown.
Cover thickness and description Mostly thin glacial till with variable thickness and cover.
Authors John F. Slack.
New data needs Detailed (1:24,000 scale) mapping, geochemical sampling, and geophysical surveys.
Geologic mapping and modeling needs Detailed modern 1:24,000 scale mapping.
Geophysical survey and modeling needs High resolution aeromagnetic and aeroradiometric coverage.
Digital elevation data needs Lidar complete.