A year and a half ago (hard to believe!), Chris, Matt and I visited the famous ilmenite and magnetite location that is located adjacent to the old Faraday/Madawaska Mine property. The mine manager used to give us permission to access the location through the Mine property but that has not been possible for many years. So we went in the back way via the Bentley Lake Road area. From the end of the road it is only a 15 minute, or so, hike.
Year ago, it was relatively easy to work hard and collect excellent ilmenite crystals. This time, we didn't find too many ilmenite crystals. We DID collect a number of magnetite crystal specimens, some very large. Pictures below.
I'd like to go back sometime and see if there is an extension to any of the previously worked vein-dykes or if, perhaps it is possible to locate a new calcite vein-dyke with excellent ilmenite and magnetite crystals.