The Long Lake Mine belongs to Mr. Young who has owned the property for well over 40 years. This mine is well known to rock collectors and permission to visit the land is mandatory.
Update: We were notified recently, that a new owner owns the property. To respect the new owners we decided to block access to our map and coordinates.
The following historical information was written and provided by Mindat.
"The former Long Lake zinc mine is located in the south central part of Olden township, approximately 8 km by road northwest of the village of Parham.
The Long Lake zinc deposit has supported small-scale mining operations by different operators several times since its discovery in 1897. Early production included more than 100 tons of ore removed in 1901; between 1902 and 1907 about 3442 tons of zinc ore were shipped from the property; and in 1949 a total of 240 tons of zinc concentrates and 15 tons of lead concentrates were reported to have been produced.
On March 1, 1973, Lynx-Canada Explorations Ltd. in partnership with Canadian Reynolds Metals Ltd. commenced mining of three newly discovered ore lenses (A,B, and C)west of the previously mined orebodies, using an underground ramp for access and modern trackless mining equipment.Between March 1, 1973, and the closing of the mine on December 31, 1974, a total of 94,631 short tons of ore
averaging 11.6 percent zinc were mined and milled.
The Long Lake zinc deposit occurs within a remnant of calcitic marble which forms a xenolith within a large gabbroic intrusion termed the Mountain Grove Mafic Intrusion. The marble remnant has total strike length of about 1 km and is up to 180 metres wide. Layering in the marbles strikes northeast and generally dips steeply to the northwest. These types of marble are distinguished as
1. Very coarse-grained (1cm), massive, calcitic marble.
2. Laminated calcitic marble; and
3. Layered, siliceous calcitic marble.
Mineralization at the Long Lake zinc deposit consists principally of sphalerite, with accessory pyrite and pyrrhotite, and minor galena, chalcopyrite, and molybdenite, contained within conformable lenses in the Long Lake marble remnant."