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Deposit: MDI31F04SW00008

General

Mineral Deposit Identification
Deposit Name(s) Concession X, Lot 11 - 1984, Pipe Lake - 1984
Related Deposit Type None
Deposit Status occurrence
Date Created 1984-Apr-24
Date Last Modified 2005-Dec-07
Created By Q Unknown
Revised By D Laidlaw

Commodities

Primary Commodities: soapstone, talc

Location

Township or Area: Faraday

Latitude: 45° 0' 38.22"    Longitude: -77° 53' 27.12"

UTM Zone: 18    Easting: 272197   Northing: 4988196    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Southeastern Ontario

NTS Grid: 31F04SW

Point Location Description: Precise

Location Method: conversion from mdi

Source Map: OGS 1957, MAP 1957-1 CARDIFF AND FARADAY TOWNSHIPS

Sources Map Scale: 1:25 000

Access Description: The occurrence is reached by a dirt road which leads west from Hwy 62 about one km south of the centre of Bancroft.

Exploration and Mining History

1942 A pit was sunk on the southeast shore of Pipe Lake by persons unknown. Hewitt 1972, reported that blasting had occurred in a small area on the northern side of the lake.

Geology Comments

02/26/1997 (C Salo) - The area is underlain by a northeast trending belt of interlayered dolomitic and calcitic marbles and paragneiss (Storey and Vos 1981). LeBaron and van Haaften (1989) report two slightly talcose rock units. One occurs north of the lake in tremolitic rock and the other in tremolitic zones in marble, south of the lake.

Mineral Deposit Lithology

Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
limestone 1 dolomite & calcitic marbles contains

Lithology Comments

02/26/1997 (C Salo) - Thomson (1943) reports talc and soapstone on this property. The soapstone is composed of massive amphibolite with talc along the slip planes. Storey and Vos (1981) who examined the tremolitic marble report that it is predominantly pale green tremolite with minor phlogopite and dolomite.

Mineralization

Deposit Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Habit Description
1 talc economic ore n/a
1 actinolite economic gangue n/a
2 tremolite economic gangue n/a
3 phlogopite economic gangue n/a
4 amphibole economic gangue n/a

Mineralization Comments

02/26/1997 (C Salo) - Thomson (1943) reports talc and soapstone on this property. The soapstone is composed of massive amphibolite with talc along the slip planes. Storey and Vos (1981) who examined the tremolitic marble report that it is predominantly pale green tremolite with minor phlogopite and dolomite.

References

Book - MINERAL OCCURRENCES IN THE NORTH HASTINGS AREA; OGS 1943, AR VOL 52 PT 3, P71

Publication Number: AR 52    Date: 1942

Author: Thomson, J.E.

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


Book - OGS 1957, AR VOL 66 PT 3, P50

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


Book - INDUSTRIAL MINERALS OF THE PEMBROKE-RENFREW A;OGS 1981, MDC 22, P192 + MAP P2209

Publication Number: MDC 22    Date: 1981

Author: Storey, C.C. and Vos, M.A.

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


Book - TALC IN SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO; OGS 1989, OFR 5714, P101-102

Publication Number: OFR 5714    Date: 1989

Author: LeBaron, P.S. et al

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


Book - TALC IN ONTARIO; OGS, IMR 40, P.30

Publication Number: IMR 40    Date: 1972

Author: Hewitt, D.F.

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


Book - SOAPSTONE IN ONTARIO; OGS, OFR 5764, P.159-161

Publication Number: OFR 5764    Date: 1991

Author: Gerow, M.C. et al.

Reference Location: Tweed RGP


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