Open File Report 1973-34

Open File Report 1973-34

OFR 1973-34

Peace River Iron Deposits

Author(s) Bertram, E.F. Mellon, G.B. Date 1973-01-01

The Peace River iron deposits are in the Clear Hills district of northern Alberta, about 300 miles northwest of Edmonton. Sedimentary (oolitic) iron deposits of Late Cretaceous underlie the Clear Hills district in the Peace River area of northwestern Alberta. The deposits were discovered in the 1950s.

This report is divided into two parts. The first reviews the geology, composition and reserves of the Peace River iron deposits; the second summarizes processing and economic evaluation of the deposits. A brief description of other iron ore deposits in Western Canada is contained in an appendix.

Bertram, E.F. and Mellon, G.B. (1973): Peace River iron deposits; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Open File Report 1973-34, 52 p.