Mineral Deposit Inventory for Ontario

Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Permanent Link to this Record: MDI31F10NW00010

Deposit: MDI31F10NW00010


Mineral Deposit Identification
Deposit Name(s) Elliott's Mine - 1863, J.j. Elliott - 1863, Elliot Deposit - 1980
Related Deposit Type None
Deposit Status prospect
Date Created 1986-May-28
Date Last Modified 2013-May-06
Created By Q Unknown
Revised By A Wilson


Primary Commodities: apatite (gemstones), mineral specimen

Secondary Commodities: molybdenum, fluorite


Township or Area: Ross

Latitude: 45° 41' 1.75"    Longitude: -76° 46' 55.21"

UTM Zone: 18    Easting: 361232   Northing: 5060463    UTM Datum: NAD83

Resident Geologist District: Southeastern Ontario

NTS Grid: 31F10NW

Point Location Description: approximate location of pit

Location Method: data compilation

Source Map: map on p.60 in Paper 70-50

Sources Map Scale: 1:25 000

Access Description: 0.75 km north of Forrester Falls.

Exploration and Mining History

Circa 1863: several pits were sunk by persons unknown and one ton of apatite crystals was mined.


Province: Grenville

Subprovince: Central Metasedimentary Belt

Mineral Deposit Lithology

Lithology Data
Rock Type Rank Composition Texture Relationship
marble 1 host
gneiss 2 adjacent
mafic intrusive 3 pyroxenite adjacent

Lithology Comments

04/02/2013 (A Wilson) - Several pits have been opened in a marble unit. The marble contains abundant crystals. The limestone is described as being conformable with adjacent gneissic units, which are in turn cross cut by pegmatitic dikes. Small veins of massive apatite reportedly cross cut the gneiss.


Deposit Mineralization and Alteration
Rank Mineral Name Class Economic Mineral Type Alteration Mineral Type Alteration Ranking Alteration Intensity Habit Description
1 apatite economic ore
2 molybdenite economic ore
3 hornblende economic ore
4 fluorite economic ore
5 pyroxene economic ore
6 pyrite economic ore
7 scapolite economic ore
8 spinel economic ore
9 titanite economic ore

Mineralization Comments

04/02/2013 (A Wilson) - An assortment of minerals has been observed in this location. The minerals include apatite, scapolite and titanite crystals. Large masses of pyroxene are present and are often studded with titanite crystal. Black hornblende crystals are numerous. Purple fluorspar and black spinel also have been reported from this site. Approximately 1 ton of apatite crystals were collected from this site in 1883. The apatite crystals were used as a source of phosphate. None of the other minerals were considered to be of economic significance.

Mineral Deposit Details

Deposit Classification
Rank Classification            
1 vein
Deposit Characteristics
Rank Characteristic            
1 vein


Book - GSC 1965, MP 8, P94

Publication Number: MP8    Date: 1965

Publisher Name: GSC

Book - Phosphate in Ontario, p. 58

Publication Number: MDC006     Date: 1967

Author: D.F. Hewitt

Publisher Name: ODM

Book - Mineral occurrences in the Renfrew area, p. 17, 88

Publication Number: ARV53-3     Date: 1944

Publisher Name: ODM

Book - Geology of base metal, precious metal, iron, and molybdenum deposits in the Pembroke-Renfrew area, p. 173

Publication Number: MDC020     Date: 1980

Author: T.R. Carter, A.C. Colvine and H.D. Meyn

Publisher Name: OGS

Book - NMI FILE, 31F/10 MO 2

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1996

Book - Molybdenum deposits of Ontario, p. 65

Publication Number: MDC007     Date: 1968

Author: F.J. Johnston

Publisher Name: ODM

Book - Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ottawa to North Bay, Ontario; Hull to Waltham, Quebec, p. 61-62

Publication Number: Paper 70-50     Date: 1971

Author: A.P. Sabina

Publisher Name: GSC

Book - Mineral Deposits in Renfrew County and Vicinty, p. 13

Publication Number: Memoir 195     Date: 1936

Author: B.C. Freeman

Publisher Name: GSC

Book - GSC Report of Progress 1882-84, pt L, p.1,8

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1886

Author: C.W. Willimott

Publisher Name: GSC

Book - DEMR/CANMET 1911, #93, P47

Publication Number: N/A    Date: 1911

Publisher Name: GSC

Book - OGS 1981, MDC 22, P12-13

Publication Number: MDC022     Date: 1981

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

Publisher Name: OGS

Book - Metallogeny of the Grenville Province, southeastern Ontario, p. 137

Publication Number: OFR5515     Date: 1984

Author: T.R. Carter

Publisher Name: OGS

Book - Industrial Minerals of the Algonquin Region, p. 11, 151, 251, 254

Publication Number: OFR5425     Date: 1983

Author: W. Martin

Publisher Name: OGS

Map - Renfrew Area

Publication Number: M0053B     Scale: 1:126 720    Date: 1944

Publisher Name: ODM

Map - Industrial minerals of the Pembroke-Renfrew Area

Publication Number: P2209     Scale: 1:126 720    Date: 1979

Publisher Name: OGS

Map - Cobden

Publication Number: M2460     Scale: 1:100 000    Date: 1982

Publisher Name: OGS

Book - Summary of Metallogeny, Renfrew County Area

Publication Number: R212     Date: 1982

Author: S. Lumbers

Publisher Name: OGS

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