Mineral Deposit Inventory for Ontario

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Permanent Link to this Record: MDI31F04SW00110

Deposit: MDI31F04SW00110


Mineral Deposit Identification
Deposit Name(s) Birds Creek Diopside - 1991
Related Deposit Type None
Deposit Status discretionary occurrence
Date Created 1991-Feb-01
Date Last Modified 2007-May-14
Created By Q Unknown
Revised By Q Unknown


Primary Commodities: marble (building stones)


Township or Area: Herschel

Latitude: 45° 7' 11.5"    Longitude: 77° 53' 56.32"

UTM Zone: 18    Easting: 271993   Northing: 5000355    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Southeastern Ontario

NTS Grid: 31F04SW

Point Location Description: General, Point just east of McFall Lake

Location Method: conversion from mdi

Source Map: DEMR 1984, NTS 31F04 BANCROFT

Sources Map Scale: 1:25 000

Access Description: North on Hwy 62 from four corners in Bancroft for 9.6 km to Bird's Creek. Turn left and drive 400m then turn right. Following road for 1.9 km to McFall Lake. A path along E side of lake leads N 200m to main pit.


Deposit Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Habit Description
5 calcite economic ore n/a
10 diopside economic ore n/a

Mineralization Comments

05/14/2007 (D Laidlaw) - A.P. Sabina described the diopside as being green, doubly-terminated, stubby crystals, associated with pink calcite in crystalline limestone (MP 8, p81).


Book - GSC 1915, MEMOIR 74, P86

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Book - GSC 1980, PAPER 80-18, P78,130

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Book - OGS 1969, GB 3, P65-6

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Book - OGS 1977, MP 70, P133

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Book - U OF T 1945, GEOL SERIES 49, P76

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

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