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Ontario Geological Survey

Year-to-Date Mineral-Related Activity in the Resident Geologist Districts
Activity in the Southern Ontario District updated December 2017


Mining and Exploration Activity
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Exploration Activity
A. Dubblestein
Little-Bryan
Lyndoch
(Graphite, Diopside)
Prospecting, Stripping, sampling
California Gold Mining Inc.
Dingman Prospect
Marmora
(Gold)
Drill core examination
Crown William Mining Corp.
Madoc Project
Madoc
(Gold)
Drill core sampling
Drain Brothers Excavating Limited
Havelock Quarry
Belmont
(Dimension stone)
Plant construction
J. Martin
Centennial Lake property
Matawatchan
(graphite)
geophysical, Prospecting, prospecting, sampling, beep mat survey
R. Waring
Anglesea Claims
Anglesea
(Gold)
Assays, General report, Manual, Prospecting, Stripping, prospecting, sampling
Skead Holdings Ltd.
Monmouth Property
Monmouth
(Uranium, Thorium, Rare Earth Elements, Graphite)
sampling
Skead Holdings Ltd.
Salerno Lake
Snowdon
(Zinc)
Assays, Prospecting, sampling
Union Glory Gold Ltd.
Addington Gold
Kaladar
(Gold)
prospecting
Union Glory Gold Ltd.
Tudor Gold
Tudor
(Gold)
Assays, Diamond drilling, Drilling
Wollasco Mineral Inc.
Hawley Wollastonite prospect
Olden
(Wollastonite)
core sampling

Assessment Files Received
Company : Property Name
Assessment File
Township or Area Work Type
A. Dubblestein : Little-Bryan
2.57137
Lyndoch sampling, Prospecting, Stripping
David Ross : Galway/Cavendish Property
2.57759
Galway, Cavendish Prospecting
David Ross : Sebastopol Property
2.57802
Sebastopol Geological survey, Prospecting
Diane Milligan : Soapstone Claims
2.57555, 2.57559
Elzevir Prospecting, Assays
J. Martin : Centennial Lake property
2.58180
Matawatchan geophysical, prospecting, sampling, beep mat survey, Prospecting
Jim Laidlaw : Claim 1501032
2.57880
Cashel Prospecting
John Archibald : Loom Lake Graphite Occurrence
2.57594
Galway, Cavendish Geological survey, Prospecting, Stripping, Trenching
Mary-Ann, Michael and Linda Gilchrist : Butt Claims
2.57267, 2.58302
Butt Prospecting
Pierre Bussiere : Pierre Bussiere Claims
2.57589
Lyndoch Other
R. Waring : Anglesea Claims
2.57350
Anglesea prospecting, sampling, Assays, General report, Manual, Prospecting, Stripping
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Cardiff RE Property - Empire-B Extension
2.57364
Cardiff, Monmouth Geochemical survey
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Cardiff RE Property - North Block
2.57492
Cardiff Assays
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Halls Lake Property
2.57687, 2.57911
Cardiff Magnetic survey, Assays
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Salerno Lake
2.57991
Snowdon sampling, Assays, Prospecting
Skead Holdings Ltd. : Amalgamated Rare Earth #2
2.57993
Monmouth Assays, Prospecting
The Corp. of the Municipality of Highlands East : Mumford Claim
2.57864
Cardiff Stripping
Trigan Resources Inc. : East Gabbro Property
2.57419
Methuen Other
Trigan Resources Inc. : West Gabbro Property
2.57303
Methuen Assays, Geochemical survey
Union Glory Gold Ltd. : Tudor Gold
2.57879
Tudor Drilling, Diamond drilling, Assays
Union Glory Gold Ltd. : Black River North Property
2.57091, 2.57281
Grimsthorpe Magnetic survey, Assays, Sampling

Mineral Deposit Updates
Deposit Name
MDI Identifier
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Mineral Deposit Status
Deposit Change Type
Wilder Lake
MDI41A02NE00002
Egremont
Primary: (marl)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Durham 257
MDI41A02NW00002
Glenelg
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone)
Discretionary Occurrence
deleted
Durham 257A
MDI41A02NW00003
Glenelg
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Habermehl Lake
MDI41A03NE00004
Bentinck
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Williams Lake
MDI41A07NW00002
Holland
Primary: (clay, marl)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Chatsworth 254
MDI41A07NW00003
Sullivan
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone)
Discretionary Occurrence
deleted
Bells Lake
MDI41A07SE00002
Glenelg
Primary: (clay, marl)
Prospect
update
Bells Lake
MDI41A07SE00002
Glenelg
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
deleted
Markdale 256
MDI41A07SE00003
Glenelg
Primary: (dolomite)
Discretionary Occurrence
deleted
Louise Lake
MDI41A07SW00002
Bentinck
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Tobermory
MDI41A07SW00003
Glenelg
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Townsend Lake
MDI41A07SW00004
Glenelg
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Maple Valley Bog
MDI41A08SW00002
Osprey
Primary: (peat)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
William Darley Pollard
MDI41A09SW00002
Collingwood
Primary: (oil shale)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
HSc Aggregates Limited
MDI41A10NW00001
Sarawak
Primary: (aggregate)
Producing Mine
update
Meaford Tile Factory
MDI41A10SE00002
St. Vincent
Primary: (shale)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Boucher Point
MDI41A10SE00003
Collingwood
Primary: (shale)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Continental Brick Owen Sound Quarry
MDI41A10SW00002
Sydenham
Primary: (clay)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Owen Sound 253
MDI41A10SW00003
Derby
Primary: (dolomite)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Owen Sound 253
MDI41A10SW00003
Sydenham
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Meaford 252
MDI41A10SW00004
Sydenham
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone structural material )
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Shallow Lake Property
MDI41A10SW00005
Derby
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone )
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Browns Lime Works
MDI41A10SW00005
Derby
Primary: (dolomite)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Owen Sound West Quarry
MDI41A10SW00006
Sarawak
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Chalmers Lime Works
MDI41A10SW00007
Derby
Primary: (dolomite)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Owen Sound - East Quarry
MDI41A10SW00007
Sydenham
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone structural material )
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
deleted
E.C. King Contracting - Sydenham Quarry
MDI41A10SW00008
Sydenham
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone structural material )
Producing Mine
update
Owen Sound Ledgerock
MDI41A11NE00002
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Producing Mine
update
Francis Lake
MDI41A11NE00004
Keppel
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Mountain Lake
MDI41A11NE00005
Keppel
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
McNab Lake
MDI41A11NE00006
Keppel
Primary: (marl)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Wiarton Marsh
MDI41A11NE00007
Keppel
Primary: (marl); Secondary: (clay)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Wolesley Lake
MDI41A11NE00008
Keppel
Primary: (marl); Secondary: (clay)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
C. E. McCartney Quarry
MDI41A11NE00009
Keppel
Primary: (building stone)
Producing Mine
update
Zone A - Mountain Lake Prospect
MDI41A11NW00002
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Discretionary Occurrence
update
Zone A Hepworth Prospect
MDI41A11NW00003
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Developed Prospect with Reserves
update
Zone A - Hepworth Prospect
MDI41A11NW00003
Derby
Primary: (dolostone)
Discretionary Occurrence
deleted
Continental Brick and Tile - Shallow Lake
MDI41A11SE00003
Keppel
Primary: (clay)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Shallow Lake
MDI41A11SE00004
Keppel
Primary: (clay, marl)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Shallow Lake Marsh
MDI41A11SE00005
Keppel
Primary: (marl)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Chalmers Lime Works
MDI41A11SE00007
Derby
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone )
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Shallow Lake Quarry
MDI41A11SE00008
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Zone A - Cruickshank Prospect
MDI41A11SE00009
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Prospect
update
Charles Lake Quarry
MDI41A14SE00006
Keppel
Primary: (dolomite/dolostone building stone)
Past Producing Mine without Reserves
update
Charles Lake
MDI41A14SE00009
Keppel
Primary: (marl)
Discretionary Occurrence
update

Property Visits Made
Company
Property Name
Township or Area
(Commodity)
Comments
A. Dubblestein
Little-Bryan
Lyndoch
(Graphite, Diopside)
Sampling massive diopside for distribution to industrial mineral companies for testing
A. Marmaro & Terrazzo Olympic, LLC
Tweed Marble Quarry
Hungerford
(Marble)
Examined marble dimension stone quarry as part of the SOPA/MNDM Prospecting Course to show metamorphic and structural geology features.
Brampton Brick
Cheltenham Quarry
Chinguacousy
(Shale)
Tour of active shale quarry (Queenston Fm.) and rehabilitated section of quarry. Samples taken.
California Gold Mining Inc.
Dingman Prospect
Marmora
(Gold)
Examination of Dingman roadcut with California Gold Mining geologist, A. Marcotte.
California Gold Mining Inc.
Dingman Prospect
Marmora
(Gold)
RGP staff on field trip with junior exploration company geologists as an overview of S. Ont Grenville gold deposits
Canadian Wollastonite
St. Lawrence Mine
Pittsburg
(Wollastonite)
Tour of active mine & facilities
Crown William Mining Corp.
Madoc Project
Madoc
(Gold)
RGP staff on field trip with junior exploration company geologists as an overview of S. Ont Grenville gold deposits
Crown William Mining Corp.
Madoc Project
Madoc
(Gold)
RGP staff led field trip for Trent University environmental geology students
Crown William Mining Corp.
Madoc Project
Madoc
(Gold)
Examined stripped and trenched areas for mineralization, structural geology as part of SOPA/MNDM Prospecting Course
Drain Brothers Excavating Limited
Havelock Quarry
Belmont
(Dimension stone)
The District Geologist attended a site visit and meeting with staff of the Ministry of Economic Development and Drain Bros Excavating to discuss their proposed dimension stone processing plant at the site of the Company's Havelock quarry. Construction is underway and the plant will be in production in mid-2017. Equipment includes a 48 inch diameter diamond blade saw, smaller saws, and hydraulic guillotines.
Gold Insight Resources Ltd.
Cordova Gold Mine
Belmont
(Gold)
Visit, sampled tailings; field trip with Trent University geology students.
H & H Aggregates
Davidson Quarry
Ross
(Dolomitic marble aggregate)
Reconn for field trip, MDI update
H. Veley
Gold Base prospect
Kennebec
(Gold)
RGP staff on field trip with junior exploration company geologists as an overview of S. Ont Grenville gold deposits
John Stevens
John Stevens' Property
Huntingdon
(Gold, Jade)
Tour of Mr. Stevens property where quartz veins had been reported. The property is west of and contiguous to the Canada Talc Mine property. The zone of quartz veins is located approximately 200m NW of Madoc Lake and extends for a width of at least 100m (strike length unknown). Analyses pending.
Lehigh Cement Co. (div of Heidelberg Cement)
Picton Cement plant and quarry
Sophiasburgh
(limestone, cement)
Tour of limestone quarry at the Lehigh Cement plant and quarry operations, Picton. Sampled and photographed a 70cm-wide kimberlite dike exposed in the north and south quarry walls (strike 080, dip 75 south).
No Company
Biederman marble quarry
Wilberforce
(Marble)
Reconn for field trip, MDI update
No Company
Gilmour Gold Mine
Grimsthorpe
(Gold)
Examination of the site of the Gilmour gold mine (1902-1914) as part of an MDI update and assessment of mine hazards.
No Company
Hwy 41/Harlowe Road qtz-carb
Anglesea, Kaladar
(Gold)
RGP staff mapped a 190 m long quartz-carbonate vein/alteration zone in a roadcut on Hwy 41 just north of the Harlowe Road intersection. The zone will be sampled in the spring of 2018.
No Company
Hwy 417/Libby's Road
McNab
(Sulphides)
Roadside sampling program: gossan zone, north side of Hwy 417 roadcut, strong gossan associated with sulphides in impure marble along margins of white pegmatite. Analysis pending
No Company
Ore Mountain prospect
Barrie
(Gold)
RGP staff on field trip with junior exploration company geologists as an overview of S. Ont Grenville gold deposits
No Company
Tatlock Road/Union Hall
Ramsay
(Sulphides, Rare Earth Elements)
Roadside sampling program: gossan zone, east side of Tatlock Road roadcut, strong gossan associated with sulphides in banded amphibolite/marble; narrow pegmatites with minor allanite? Analysis pending
No Company (property of MNRF)
Koizumi Mica
Kaladar
(Muscovite)
Visit and sampling
Nyrstar
Cadieux (Renprior) Zinc Deposit
Admaston
(Zinc)
Visit and sampling
Omya Canada Inc.
Tatlock Quarry
Darling
(High Purity CaCO3)
Tour of active mine & facilities
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Anglo-Canadian
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Anglo-Canadian West
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Baby
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Byrne
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Cantin
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Cordick
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
E. Shultz Property
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
E. Smith Mine
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Hanlon
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Hanlon West
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
M. Philips Mine
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
MacLaren
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Mahon
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Martha/Munslow
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Matheson Bell
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Noble & Watts Property
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Nobles Bay
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Old Adams
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Old Anthony
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Otter
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Roadcut CR21
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Silver Queen
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Perth Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Watts, Adams and Noble
Burgess
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Rice and McHarg
Rice and McHarg Quarry
Esquesing
(Sandstone)
Tour of active sandstone quarry to examine stone, products, and extraction process. Samples taken.
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Christie Lake
Sherbrooke
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Crow Lake
Oso
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Eagle Lake
Hinchinbrooke
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Hollywood, Tom
Oso
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Maclaren
Bedford
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sharbot Lake Area Historic Phosphate Producers
Orser-Kraft
Sherbrooke
(Phosphate/REE?)
Visit and sampling
Sherritt International
Madoc Talc Mine
Huntingdon
(Talc, Nephrite)
RGP staff on field trip with Trent University environmental geology students
The Canadian Salt Company (Windsor Salt)
Ojibway Mine
Sandwich
(Salt)
Underground tour of salt mine for geology, mining method; samples collected.
Trigan Resources Inc.
West Gabbro Property
Methuen
(Ilmenite)
Examination of test pit in massive ilmenite near contact with Methuen gabbro. Samples taken.
Trigan Resources Inc.
West Gabbro Property
Methuen
(Ilmenite)
Visit to trap rock quarry; quarrying has extended west to contact with Trigan Resources' ilmenite deposit.
Unimin Canada (Sibelco Group)
Blue Mountain Quarry
Methuen
(Nepheline Syenite)
Tour of Blue Mountain and Nephton quarry operations. Nepheline product is used primarily in paint but use in plastics is increasing. North America's only nepheline mine. Samples collected
William Brown
Chandos Elite Blue Quarry
Chandos
(Marble dimension stone)
Examination of active dimension stone quarry in grey-blue, shallow-dipping, siliceous carbonate metasediment. Splits easily along bedding planes containing mica. Samples collected
William Brown
Methuen Prospect
Methuen
(Marble dimension stone)
Examination of dimension stone prospect with representatives of Alderville FN, MNDM MinEx&Dev in advance of exploration (proposed stripping). Stone is impure siliceous, banded marble similar to active quarry in Chandos Tp ("Elite Blue")

For further information contact the Southern Ontario District Resident Geologist Office

Updated December 2017