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Record: MDI31F04SW00037

General

Mineral Record Identification
Record Name(s) Faraday - 1984, Madawaska - 1984
Related Record Type Compound
Related Record(s)
Record Status Past Producing Mine With Reserves or Resources
Date Created 1984-Apr-18
Date Last Modified 2022-Mar-23
Created By
Revised By

Commodities

Primary Commodities: Uranium, Thorium



Location

Township or Area: Faraday

Latitude: 45° 1' 14.96"    Longitude: -77° 55' 30.11"

UTM Zone: 18    Easting: 269546.361   Northing: 4989426.254    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Southern Ontario

NTS Grid: 31F04SW

Point Location Description: Uranium property symbol 42 just north of NE-end of Bow Lake.

Location Method: Conversion from MDI

Access Description: The mine road is on the north side of Highway #28 (south), 7.7 km south of Bancroft.



Exploration History

Work by Faraday Uranium Mines Limited. 1949-53: Stripping, trenching, geological mapping, bulk sampling, 66 drill holes for 13874 feet, ground and airborne scintillometer surveys. 1954-64: Underground work included sinking shaft and drifting, cross-cuts and raises. 2998 ddh for 457, 365 feet. 1400 t.p.d. mill operated from April, 1957 to June 1964. 1967-69: Dewatering of mine, underground development; additional ddh for 28,042 feet. 1976: Production resumed in August. 1977: Diamond drilling between Madawaska and Greyhawk Mines. 1979: Production at mill capacity, 1500 t.p.d. 1982: Madawaska Mines Limited ceased production on July 12th, 1982, because their major buyer, AGIP, the Italian energy company, cancelled its contract.


Geology

Province: Grenville

Geological Age: Mesoproterozoic  



Lithology

Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
Granite 1 Contains
Pegmatite 2 Contains

Mineralization

Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Alteration Style
1AllaniteEconomicOre
2CyrtoliteEconomicOre
3EuxeniteEconomicOre
4FluoriteEconomicOre
5MagnetiteEconomicOre
6MolybdeniteEconomicOre
7ThoriteEconomicOre
8TitaniteEconomicOre
9UraniniteEconomicOre
10UranophaneEconomicOre
11UranothoriteEconomicOre
12ZirconEconomicOre

Mineral Record Details

Reserves or Resources Data
Zone Year Category Tonnes Reference Comments Commodities
FARADAY 1976 Proven 1023086 MDC 23, 1981, P60 0.145% U3O8, IMPERIAL UNITS Uranium .14 Percent
Production Data
Year Tonnes Commodities Reference Comment
1964 4535000 Uranium 9492171 Pounds
MDI, Uranium in Ontario, December 2005. 9,492,171 pounds U3O8 produced.

References

Part - Radioactive mineral occurrences in the Bancroft area

Publication Number: ARV65-06 Scale:     Date: 1998

Author: Satterly J., Hewitt D.F.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines

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Mono - Uranium and thorium deposits of southern Ontario

Publication Number: MDC004 Scale:     Date: 1967

Author: Hewitt D.F.

Publisher Name: Ontario Dept. of Mines

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Map - Geological series, radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area, southern Ontario

Publication Number: P2210 Scale: 1:126,720    Date: 1980

Author: Masson S.L., Gordon J.B., Storey C.C.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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MonoMap - Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area

Publication Number: MDC023 Scale:     Date: 1981

Author: Masson S.L., Gordon J.B.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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Mono - Uranium and thorium deposits of southern Ontario

Publication Number: OFR5311 Scale:     Date: 1981

Author: Gordon J.B., Rybak U.C., Robertson J.A.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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MonoMap - Industrial minerals of the Algonquin region

Publication Number: OFR5425 Scale:     Date: 1983

Author: Martin W.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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Mono - Metallogeny of the Grenville Province, southeastern Ontario

Publication Number: OFR5515 Scale:     Date: 1984

Author: Carter T.R.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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Mono - Granitic pegmatites of the Bancroft area, southeastern Ontario

Publication Number: OFR5717 Scale:     Date: 1990

Author: Goad B.E.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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Compend - Report of activities, Regional and Resident Geologists, 1982

Publication Number: MP107 Scale:     Date: 1983

Author: Kustra C.R.

Publisher Name: Ontario Geological Survey

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