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Where was the first gold deposit in Canada located?

Madoc, Ontario. The Madoc area of Ontario had the first gold mine in Canada, but there was so little gold that the mine was

never very large, and gold in the Madoc area ‘ran-out’ before 1900.

What is the sulphide deposit sub-type found at Thompson Manitoba?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

komatiitic volcanic flows. Magmatic nickel-copper deposits are only found within these four deposit sub-types. Komatiitic volcanic flows is not a common sub-type in the world.

In the Thompson, Manitoba mining district, what metals are mined?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

nickel, copper . The Thompson district of northern Manitoba is well known for its vast quantities of nickel and copper, and it is one of the largest deposit of its kind in the world.

What is the metal assemblage found at the deposit from question 6?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

Cu-Co-Ag-Au. This is a common mineral-metal assemblage, with copper being the most abundant metal.

What is the name of the largest Besshi-type volcanogenic massive sulphide in the world, located in northwestern British Columbia?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

Windy Craggy . This deposit, the largest of its kind in the world at 300 Million tonnes of metals, was prematurely shutdown in 1995 because of environmental concerns. Many of the environmental problems discerned by the environmentalist groups could have in fact been solved, and thus there should be mines in this region today. However, there never will be, because the region (and deposit) is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What are the main metals found in Mississippi Valley Type deposits?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

Lead and zinc. These two metals are the two main metals found in any Mississippi Valley Type deposit. They are what define the deposits themselves.

What type of deposit is the Polaris deposit, Northwest Territories?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

Mississippi Valley Type. This mine is now shutdown (a fairly short time ago), but played an important role in Canada’s yearly production of zinc and lead.

Are the nickel-copper ores of Sudbury primarily hosted within the Sudbury offset dikes? Yes or no?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

Yes . Contrary to common belief, the ores of the Sudbury are not located in the Sudbury Igneous Complex, rather they are located in the offset dikes, which rim the rocks of the Sudbury Igneous Complex. Most of the Sudbury mines are located in these offset dikes, with a few being located in the Sudbury Igneous Complex itself.

What type of deposit is the Kidd Creek deposit, near Timmins Ontario?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

volcanogenic massive sulphide. The Kidd Creek deposit also plays a very important role in Canada’s yearly copper, zinc, and lead production. It is considered a Giant deposit, and the shafts of the mine run very deep into the ground.

What type of deposit is the Hemlo deposit, near Wawa Ontario?

Canadian Mineral Deposit Geology

manto type, lode gold deposit. The Hemlo deposit is one of the richest and most well-known gold deposits in Canada, and the mines at Hemlo play a very important role in Canada’s yearly gold production.

What was the mineral smithsonite named after?

Interesting Mineral Facts

founder of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonite was named after John Smithson, an Englishman who donated funding for the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution.

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