Appendix 34.2 Summary of Available Data for Selected Metallic Mineral Deposits in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.


Note: Deposits in this table are listed first in order of the deposit-type groupings as presented in Figures 34.1 and 34.7; and second, sequentially in order of NTS grid and latitude-longitude location, which results in a geographic arrangement generally from southeast to northwest.


ID Name NTS Lat.(N) Long.(W) Deg. Min. Sec. Commodities Geological description Reserves, resources or development work Reference(s)
A2 North Saskatchewan River 83H 53 33 45 113 26 00 North Saskatchewan River particularly in vicinity of Edmonton Au (placer) Placer gold occurs in recent river gravels of the North Saskatchewan River None Guild (1981); MacGillivray et al. (1984); Guisti (1983, 1986); Halferdahl (1965)
A3 Villeneuve 83H 53 41 37 113 51 04 Gravel quarries near Villeneuve Au (placer) Paleoplacer gold occurs in sand and gravel of the mid-Wisconsinan Empress Formation; gold is recovered as a byproduct of a gravel pit operation Resources: uncertain; Edwards (1990) reports Au contents range from 0.22 to 0.575 g Au/t Edwards (1990)
M1 Sylvia Zone and Farewell Lake 63K/8 54 24 25 100 08 57 and 54 29 06 100 02 45 Cu, Zn Sylvia Zone and Farewell Lake are two separate deposits, about 10km apart, in Proterozoic basement rocks of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake domain overlain by a thin veneer of Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks Resources: (a) Sylvia Zone - 290 K tonnes grading 0.13% Cu, 3.4% Zn, 2.71 g Au/t and 29.1 g Ag/t; (b) Farewell Lake - 257 K tonnes grading 2.03% Cu Bamburak pers. comm. (1990)
S6 McIlvenna Bay, Hanson Lake South area 63L 54 38 00 102 48 30 Cu, Zn, Pb, Ag, Au Zoned vulcanogenic Cu-Zn deposit stratabound in Precambrian (Aphebian) basement metavolcanic rocks overlain by a thin veneer of Paleozoic rocks; production scheduled for 1992 at about 2,700 tonnes per day Resources: No. 2 lens - 9.8 M tonnes 0.95% Cu, 5.76% Zn, 0.42% Pb, 24.7 g Ag/t and 0.49g Au/t No.1 lens - 0.82 M tonnes 2.23% Cu and 0.84% Zn, 15.3g Ag/t and 0.74g Au/t No. 3 lens - 0.4 M tonnes of 1.6% Cu and 8.1% Zn Koziol and Ostapovitch (1989); Northern Miner (1990a,b); Koziol (1990); S.E.M. Mineral Deposits Index #0209
B5 Burton 82G 49 19 38 115 07 45 Cu, Ag, Au Chalcopyrite occurs in quartz-carbonate vein in argillite and quartzite of Helikian Roosville Formation of Purcell Supergroup Production (1916-1918): 207 tonnes one yielded 7.76 K tonnes Cu and 0.12 kg Ag BCEMPR Minfile no. 82GSW013; BCEMPR Fieldwork (1979), p.116
B7 Peacock Copper 82G 49 22 20 115 12 00 Cu, Ag Chalcopyrite and pyrite occur in a quartz vein that cuts limestone believed to be Helikian Gateway formation of Purcell Supergroup Production (1925-1926): 22 tonnes ore yielded 5.32 K tonnes Cu and 1.18kg Ag BCEMPR Minfile no. 82GSW017; BCEMPR Ann. Rprt 1930-244
B15 Churchill Copper mine; Magnum 94K 58 30 42 125 24 06 Cu Chalcopyrite and pyrite occur in 10cm to 35cm thick quartz-ankerite veins and as replacement masses in limestone adjacent to the veins; host is Helikian Aida Formation shale and dolostone Production (1970-1975): about 498 130 tonnes which yielded 14.67 M kg of Cu; resources: 110,000 tonnes grading 3.25% BCEMPR Minfile no. 94K003; Carr (1971)
B18 Monarch - Kicking Horse Mine; Ottertail Valley and Ice River Area 82N 51 24 50 116 26 10 Coordinates are for Monarch-Kicking Horse mine; Ottertail Valley is about 12km SW, and Ice River is about 29 km S of Monarch-Kicking Horse mine Pb, Zn, Ag, minor Cd; Cu also is present at some Ottertail Valley and Ice River area occurrences Monarch-Kicking Horse; argentif. galena, sphalerite, minor pyrite and trace chalcopyrite in Mid. Camb Cathedral Fm.; Ottertail Valley; small prospects of Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag sulphides in Chancellor Fm; Ice River: Pb-Zn-Cu sulphides in Ottertail/Chancellor Fm. Monarch-Kicking Horse Prod. (1890-1957): 810,790 tonnes, yielding 46.25 M kg (5.7%) Pb, 71.31 M kg (8.8%) Zn, 25.12 M g Ag (31 g Ag/t) and 9.0 K kg Cd, several showings at Ottertail Valley and Ice River area have old underground workings (Allan 1914) BCEMPR Minfile no. 82N019; Dawson (1886); Allan (1914); Brown (1948); Ney (1957); Westervelt (1979); Grieve and Höy (1981); Höy (1982)
N4 Pine Point Pb-Zn District 85B/16 At least 100 Pb-Zn deposits exist between about
60 40 00 115 00 00
61 00 00 114 00 00
Pb, Zn The Pb-Zn deposits exist in Presqu'ile facies dolomite in carbonate rocks of Mioddle Devonian Pine Point; Sulphur Point and Slave Point Formations; at least 100 Pb-Zn deposits have been discovered and 48 of the deposits have been mined Production (from 1964 to closure in 1988); about 62 M tonnes ore grading 2.7% Pb and 6.4% Zn from 48 separate deposits Skall (1975); Carter (1987); Gibbins (1988; pers. comm. 1991)
B23 Robb Lake 94B 56 56 06 123 44 00 Pb, Zn Galena, sphalerite and pyrite occur primarily in tabular and lenticular zones parallel to bedding in dolostone breccia in Devonian Stone Formation Resources: 5.5 M tonnes grading 7.3% combined Pb+Zn BCEMPR Minfile no. 94B005; BCEMPR GEM 1975-E156; BCEMPR Prel. Map 65 (1989)
B26 Cirque 94F 57 30 30 125 07 54 Pb, Zn, Ag, Ba Stratiform massive barite with pyrite, galena and sphalerite in shale of Devonian Gunsteel Formation; mineralized body overlies graphitic chert and shale, and is overlain by argillite Diluted mineable reserves: 22.084 M tonnes grading 2.8% Pb, 9.4% Zn and 60g Ag/t for the North orebody; total resources: 32.2 M tonnes grading 2.2% Pb, 7.9% Zn and 48g Ag/t BCEMPR Minfile no. 94F008; BCEMPR Assess. Rept. 9225; BCEMPR, Stage 1 Development Submission, Feb. 1991
B27 Mt. Alcock 94F 57 41 00 125 24 00 Pb, Zn, Ag, Ba Barite horizon with fine diffuse bands of galena and sphalerite in Devonian Gunsteel Formation shale 7% combined Pb+Zn and 35g Ag/t across 7 to 11m BCEMPR Minfile no. 94F015; George Cross Newsletter June 15,1990
N7 Prairie Creek (Cadillac) property 95F/7,10 61 33 30 124 47 30 Pb, Zn, Ag, Cu, Cd 15 showings of Pb-Zn-Ag occur over a strike length of 32km along a shear zone that strikes to 010 degrees; all showings are in veins that cut Ordovician to Devonian carbonates; the No. 3 zone is more than 600m long and averages about 4.9m wide Resources: No. 3 zone contains about 1.45 M tonnes of 11.2% Pb, 12.2% Zn, 0.44% cu, 190g Ag/t and 0.1% Cd; resources also exist in the No. 7 and No. 8 zones EMR Mineral Inventory File 95F/10,7-Pb1; Brophy, et al. (1984); Doublas and Norris (1960); Skinner (1961) Padgham et al. (1974); Thorpe (1972); Padgham (1975)
ID Name NTS Lat.(N) Long.(W) Deg. Min. Sec. Commodities Geological description Reserves, resources or development work Reference(s)
M2 Spruce Point Mine 63K/9 54 32 40 100 24 40 Zn, Cu Volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit in Proterozoic basement volcanic rocks of the Flin Flon-Snow Lake domain, overlain by a thin veneer of Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks Production (to end 1988; 1989-1990 unknown): 1.364 M tonnes grading 2.36% Cu, 2.8% Zn, 2.0g Au/t and 25.0 g Ag/t. Resources (1987): 567 K tonnes grading 2.15% Cu, 1.7% Zn, 1.44G Au/t and 14.0g Ag/t Ferreira and Fedikow (1990); Bamburak (pers. comm., 1990)
M3 Nose deposit at Manigotogan Lake (also called Minago River deposit) 63J/3 54 05 18 99 11 12 Ni, Cu, minor PGE Disseminated Ni-Cu minerals in Precambrian basement ultramafic rocks overlain by 76m of Paleozoic strata; deposit near-vertical tabular body, strikes 135°; minerals comprise pentlandite and millerite, minor amounts violarite and heazlewoodite Resources: about 2.0 M tonnes grading 1.64% Ni, or about 10.9 M tonnes grading 1.17% Ni, with byproduct credits for Cu, Pt, Pd, Au and Ag; as well, there is about 0.9 M tonnes of 1.17% Ni in a few other zones Athayde (1989); M.I. card 63J/3NI 1; Bamburak (pers. comm., 1990)
M4 Namew Lake Mine (also Goose Lake area about 25km N of Namew Lake) 63K/4 54 11 42 101 44 54 Ni, Cu, PGE Solid sulphide lens, breccia ore and disseminated sulphides in Precambrian basement ultramafic rocks overlain by 40m flat-lying Ordovician dolostone and sandstone, and 6m water; deposit exists in pipelike ultramafic sill; PGE occurrences at Goose Lake Production (to end 1989): 272 K tonnes grading 1.61% Ni and 0.57% Cu. Diluted recoverable reserves (1990): between 61m and 335m levels, about 2.58M tonnes grading 2.44% Ni 0.9% Cu, 0.651 g Pt/t, 0.479g Pd/t, 0.102 g Au/t and 4.11 g Ag/t Pickell (1987); Athayde (1989); M.I. cards 63K/4 and 63K/5 Pt 1, PYR 2; Kent (1976, 1980); Bamburak (pers. comm., 1990); Phillips (1988)
S12 Choiceland iron formation near Fort-a-la-Corne 73H 53 18 00 104 33 35 Fe Algoman-type banded magnetite-quartz iron formation in Precambrian basement rocks beneath 600m of Phanerozoic strata Resources: about 453 M to 1,134 M tonnes at 30% Fe in a body about 1,525 m long by 120m wide by 300m deep Harper (1975?); Cheesman (1964)
S13 Kelsey Lake 73H 53 34 30 104 25 00 Fe Banded magnetite-chert and chert-silicate-magnetite iron formation in Precambrian basmenet rocks beneath unspecified amount of Phanerozoic strata Resources about 355 M tonnes at 24.6% Fe indicated, plus 145 M tonnes at 19.3% Fe inferred in a body about 4,650m long by 130m wide by 300m deep Anonymous (1975); Harper (1975?)
A13 Burmis 82G 49 36 14 114 18 19 Fe, Ti, Magnetite Low grade, titaniferous magnetite of sedimentary (paleoplacer) origin occurs as thin and lensing, iron-rich zones at the top of the basal sandstone member of Upper Cretaceous Belly River Formation Resources: estimated at less than 1.8 M tonnes grading 25% to 35% Fe Mellon (1961)
A14 Dungarvan Creek 82H 49 11 46 113 55 03 Fe, Ti - Magnetite Low grade, titaniferous magnetite of sedimentary (paleoplacer) origin occurs as thin and lensing, iron-rich zone at the top of the basal sandstone member of Upper Cretaceous Belly River Formation Resources estimated at less than 5.45 M tonnes grading 25% to 35% Fe Mellon (1961)
B36 Ice River Complex 82N 51 09 35 116 21 40 Fe, Ti-rich phase in ultramafic- carbonatite Alkaline ultramafic complex with carbonatite core; nepheline syenite facies contains up to 20% sodalite; some mafic phases are rich in titaniferous magnetite; intruded into Cambro-Ordovician Goodsir Formation Moose Creek deposit: 1.9 M tonnes of magnetite in talus slope deposit; 5.5% Fe3O4 for coal processing heavy media separation Pell (1987, in press)
A15 Clear Hills (Peace River) Iron Deposit 84D 56 54 04 118 43 26 Fe Upper Cretaceous Bad Heart Formation sandstone contains oolitic iron-rich facies (goethite, nontronite, siderite and ferruginous opal); minette-type deposit, comprises flat-lying ferruginous oolite bed overlain by <20-60m overburden Resources: at least 1,000 M tonnes of betweeen 32% and 36% Fe in four separate blocks; thickness ranges from 2.4m to 6.7m Hamilton (1980); Kidd (1959); Bertram and Mellon (1975)
B37 Falcon 93O 55 42 00 123 20 00 Fe Hadrynian Misinchinka Fm. clastic-carbonate sequence; taconite style iron in schistose argillite and graywacke; magnetite, with some hematite, in 3 horizons each 30-90m wide, 1200+m in length, dipping steeply Reserves: Upper unit - 3.18 M tonnes of 38.7% Fe; lower unit -1.82 M tonnes of 36.4% Fe BCEMPR Minfile no. 930016
S14 Pasquia Hills 63E Scarp between
53 26 15 102 09 00
53 30 30 102 38 00
Mn, Fe, plus trace Ba, Cr, Ca, Cu, Au, Pb, Mo, Ni, Ag, Ti, V, Zn, Zr Nodular concretions rich in manganese and iron in the basal 100m of Upper Cretaceous Riding Mountain Formation siltstone and shale Resources: about 5 M to 6 M tonnes of nodules averaging about 17% Mn and 20% Fe Beck (1974)
B38 Rock Canyon Creek 82J/3E 50 12 30 115 08 00 REE, Nb, Phosphate; possibly related to a buried carbonatite Metasomatically altered (fenitized) zone in basal Devonian carbonate over 1km in length with REE, carbonate and phosphate, fluorspar and niobium values None Pell (in press)
ID Name NTS Lat.(N) Long.(W) Deg. Min. Sec. Commodities Geological description Reserves, resources or development work Reference(s)
B40 Wichenda Lake 93I/5; 93J/8,9 54 31 00 122 04 00 REE, Nb in carbonatite Local value of up to 1% Nb2O5; 2.6% to over 4% REE Carbonatite plugs, dykes and sills cut Lower Ordovician Chushina and Middle Ordovician Skoki formations Pell (in press )
B41 Aley; Includes Ospika River ultramafic (kimberlitic pipe) 94B 56 27 00 123 44 50 Nb, REF, Apatite in carbonatite, kimberlitic pipe at Ospika River Carbonatite complex 3-3.5km in diameter, of probable Late Dev.-Early Miss. age, has intruded Cambro-Ord. kechika Gp and Ord. Skoki Fm carbonate and clastic rocks; associated carbonatite dykes contain REE carbonates; 50+ mineral species identified 20 M tonnes grading 0.7% Nb2O3 BCEMPR Minfile no. 94B027; BCEMPR Fieldwork (1985), p. 275-277; Mader (1987); Nelson and MacIntyre (1988); Mining Review (1991); Pell (in press )
B44 Cay property 94G 57 46 48 123 56 24 Germanium, gallium Carbonate hosted, Mississippi Valley type Pb-Zn replacement deposits Devonian Dunedin Fm. Up to 6,2800 ppm Ge, and anomalous Ga to about 600 ppm occur in some Pb-Zn prospects at Robb Lake area Leighton, Culbert and Pell (1989); BCEMPR Minfile no. 94G017
A16 Fort McMurray 74E 57 00 33 111 29 39 Vanadium, nickel V and Ni occur as trace metals in bitumen component of Athabaska oil sands, captured in residual coke product from thermal cracking of separated bitumen; further concentrated in fly ash when coke burned as fuel, to 3.5% and 1.2% metallic V and Ni by wt. Fly ash production at Suncor plant not stated, but est. 150-200 tpd; facility in development at Suncor plant for recovery of V as V2O5 Hamilton and Mellon (1973