David K. Joyce

Gold, Kerr Addison Mine, Virginiatown, Ontario

The Kerr Addison property was originally discovered and staked in 1907 but, despite many geologists and others looking at it for many years, nothing happened there until 1936. At that time, an underground exploration program was undertaken and two high grade orebodies were found. A mill was constructed and gold production started in 1938 and continued until 1985. A couple of companies have tried to resuscitate the property over the years but no new large orebodies were found. The specimens all came from a geologist who visited the mine in the '70s. They are characterized by native gold in very white quartz associated with fuschite, a chromium-bearing variety of muscovite.

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GoldGold, Kerr Addison Mine, Virginiatown, Ontario
  • Item #17348
  • Gold
  • 6.7x7.1x2.9 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $140.00
  • 309-16 Stope, 300 Level, Kerr Addison Mine
  • Virginiatown
    Ontario, Canada
  • Lots of patches of finely divided, bright yellow gold are scattered around in the wuite quartz of this specimen. A little of a darker mineral, either pyrrhotite or a telluride associated with the gold. Looks great!
GoldGold, Kerr Addison Mine, Virginiatown, Ontario
  • Item #17350
  • Gold
  • 7.4x5.5x3.6 cm
  • Largest Crystal Size: n/a
  • $65.00
  • 309-16 Stope, 300 Level, Kerr Addison Mine
  • Virginiatown
    Ontario, Canada
  • Bright native gold is concentrated in two spots in this pure white quartz matrix. Nice specimen from an old venerable gold mine.