Now I know exactly what Canada looks like.
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I voted for the beautiful photo!
I just reported what was on the sign at the left end of the beach. I strive for accuracy, I photograph signs to bring accurate info home with me. It would appear that there are two properties here, both have been cleaned up. Am I correct? Anyway, it looks much better.
There are mica deposits all over the place, It comes in two varities, phlogopite (bronze colour) and biotite (black)
There is a big deposit behind the bay, south east end of Eel Bay 1 km. north of Sydenham Lake. There are many deoposits in Gould Lake on the Mica Mine trail. (I have a half dozen pictures of them on Google Earth) There are dozens of small exlporatory holes along the main Rideau trail up the west side of Gould Lake. Ther are a few on the west side of Frontenac PP on Devil Lake (see my Google Earth picture there too) There is another large deposit of the east side trail of Gould lake, it comes out at the north end of Cronk lake. Just to the north of Eel bay is Mica lake, I understand that is where they mined the stuff for decades in commercial quantities, they barged it out to the railway in Sydenham. Actually the railway was extended from Harrowsmith to Sydenham to haul the stuff out of there. It is accessed by the Little Long Lake Road. They all require some hiking. Many are on the topographical maps, most are not. I can send you a copy if you want one.
There was a large lead mine at Draper Lake, they refined the ore in Kingston on the Rideau canal near the Woolen mill. It is now polluted land.
I am trying to get this straight. There are two springs, an north and south one. One is fed by the water from the pasture, along the side of the K&P. I am not aware of a mill pond, and I am aware of the old mill which should have had a mill pond and a mill race. Is the north spring fed by karst features, and the south spring is the mill race?
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Very nice photo L+F
That is the beaver lodge, the dams are long, thin and hold water back. We are being over run by beavers in Southern Ontario. I photographed one dam last weekend which was 80 m. long, I have see some 4 m. high and they dont leak water. Some beaver ponds around here are now a km. long and that is within a 15 minute drive of urban areas.