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TitleRocks and minerals for the collector : Buckingham, Mont Laurier, Grenville, Quebec; Hawkesbury, Ottawa, Ontario
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSabina, A P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper 68-51, 1969, 107 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is superceded by Rocks and minerals for the collector: Buckingham-Mont-Laurier-Grenville, Quebec; Hawkesbury-Ottawa, Ontario
File formatpdf
ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS31G; 31J
AreaMont Laurier
Lat/Long WENS-75.5133 -75.4822 46.5533 46.5411
Subjectsregional geology; fossil distribution, geographic; mineral occurrences
Released1969 01 01; 2015 07 02
AbstractOccurrences of rocks, minerals and fossils are described from over one hundred and fifty localities from Buckingham to Mont-Laurier, St-Jovite and Grenville in Quebec, and in Ontario between Hawkesbury and Ottawa. These occurrences provide a variety of specimens including some potential ornamental types such as feldspar, serpentine, marble, and granite.
Probably the best known area is the du Livre River valley where the intense mining activity that began nearly a century ago has left numerous former apatite, mica, feldspar and graphite mines. Their dumps still furnish the collector with good specimens of the ore minerals as well as a variety of accessory minerals. Other deposits in the region yield specimens of hematite, asbestos, barite, galena, etc.
In the region between Mont-Laurier, St-Jovite and Grenville, dumps of old mines and quarries contain specimens of ilmenite, graphite, garnet, serpentine, kaolinite, marble, granite, etc. Only the serpentine and marble occur in specimens sufficiently large to be used for lapidary purposes.
Ordovician limestones containing some fossils are exposed along the highway, the shoreline, and in quarries between Hawkesbury and Ottawa. These rocks are not rich in minerals except for calcite.

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