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Akron Mine USGS Info

I was recently searching USGS maps and found that this is actually called the Akron Gypsum Co. Shaft. The site shows only one shaft for the area, but the mines were apparently Gypsum-Anhydrite mines. Some basic googling has confirmed that this company was a producer of Cement based plaster products.

- Identification information

Deposit ID 10159581
MAS/MILS ID 0360290024
Record type Site
Current site name Akron Gypsum Co.Shaft

- Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -78.478000, 43.028890 (WGS84)
Elevation 219

Geographic context

Political divisions (FIPS codes)


New York(state)

United States(country)

North America(continent)


USGS map quadrangles

Akron(quadrangle 1:24,000 scale)

Lockport(quadrangle 1:100,000 scale)

Toronto(quadrangle 1:250,000 scale)

Hydrologic units (watersheds)

Niagara(hydrologic unit)

Eastern Lake Erie(hydrologic accounting unit)

Eastern Lake Erie-Lake Erie(hydrologic subregion)

Great Lakes(hydrologic region)

- Geographic areas

Country State County
United States New York Erie

- Commodities

Commodity Importance of the commodity
Gypsum-Anhydrite Primary

- Geologic units near the site, calculated from the appropriate geologic map

Ore Body (1) Camillus, Syracuse, and Vernon Formations

-Economic Information

- Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No

- Land status

Ownership category Private

-Reference Information

- Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines (no longer exists) Minerals Availability System MAS 0360290024

- Bibliographic references

Subject category Reference




STATE MUSEUM BULL.NOS.223-224,1919,P.91-100.

- Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-NOV-1983 Eastern Field Operations Center (EFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines

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