Line Pit Mine

Past Producer in Cecil county in Maryland, United States with commodities Aluminum, Calcium, Chromium, Iron, Magnesite, Silica, Titanium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10121601
MAS/MILS ID 0240150010
Record type Site
Current site name Line Pit Mine
Alternate or previous names Lowe:S Mine

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -76.17324, 39.72172 (WGS84)
Elevation 122
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Maryland Cecil

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Aluminum Tertiary
Calcium Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Iron Tertiary
Magnesite Tertiary
Silica Tertiary
Titanium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Antigorite Unknown
Chromite Unknown
Clinochlore Unknown
Serpentine Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -76.17324, 39.72172

Ore body information

  • Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 DISSEMINATED
    Shape of Orebody #1 PIPELIKE
    Shape of Orebody #2 MASSIVE
    Primary mode of Origin MAGMATIC DIFFER
    Secondary mode of Origin METAMORPHISM
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control CONTACT ZONE
    Date of Last Modification 780213

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name State Line District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Fee Ownership
Type of mineral rights Unknown

Land status

Ownership category Private

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0240150010

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    PEARRE N HEYL A JR USGS BULL 1082K PG 767 768 1960

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINE EXTENDS INTO LANCASTER COUNTY PA ANALYSES OF SAMPLE TAKEN FROM THIS MINE INDICATED THAT SOME CHROMITE IS METALLURGICAL GRADE TABLE 6 USGS BUL 1082K PG 74 CR FE RATIO WAS 3.5:1 REC 080 COLS 63 68 AVG DIAMETERS OF THE ORE BODY IN THE LOWE OF THE MINE WERE 5 AND 8 FEET REC 080 COLS 59 71 AT THE SURFACE WORKINGS THE CENTRAL MASS MBELL SHAPED IN CROSS SECTION AND PLUNGED VERTICALLY WHEREAS HE BOTTOM OF THE MINE IT WAS ELLIPTICAL IN CROSS SECTION AND ED EASTWARD A CLEANED CONCENTRATE OF MASSIVE ORE ANALYZED THE FOLLOWING 59.2% AL203 10.2% FEO 14.7% MGO AND CAO COMBINED 14.7% T102 SI02-.58%, H20-.21% FROM TABLE 6 USGS BUL. 1082K. DATE OF COMMENTS 1975.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-FEB-1984 Harrison U.S. Bureau of Mines