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TitleNiobium (columbium) and tantalum in Canada
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AuthorDawson, K R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Economic Geology Report 29, 1974, 169 pages (1 sheet), https://doi.org/10.4095/103996
Year1974
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.location, niobium and tantalum, 1:5,000,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication contains Dawson, K R; (1974). Mineral deposits map : niobium and tantalum in Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, "A" Series Map no. 1354A
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia; New Brunswick; Quebec; Ontario; Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia; Yukon; Canada; Northwest Territories; Prince Edward Island; Western offshore region; Eastern offshore region; Northern offshore region; Nunavut; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 67; 66; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 85; 84; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
AreaLabrador
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectseconomic geology; metallic minerals; mineralogy; miscellaneous; betafite; carbonatite complexes; columbite; niobium; fergusonite; metallogeny; mining properties; niobium; niobium geochemistry; niocalite; pegmatites; placer deposits; production; pyrochlore; reserves; tantalite; tantalum; wodginite; Oka Complex
Released1974 09 01; 2016 03 11
AbstractThe history of the discovery and development of the niobium (columbium) and tantalum resources of Canada has spanned ninety years (1882-1972) during which these minerals advanced from being mineral curiosities, through the stage of being the byproduct of other commodity searches and are now the main product of two mines, Occurrences and deposits of niobium and tantalum have been reported from most province5 and territories of Canada, At least 256 deposits are known and of these 12 have published reserves of niobium and 3 estimates for tantalum: 172 of the deposits are pegmatitic , 64 are alkaline syenite-carbonatite complexes, 3 are p l acers , and 17 are u11defined types, The complexes have become the most promising source of future mining production since their geological characteristics were first recognized in the early l 950 ' s . Niobium (pyrochlore) concentrates have been mined at Oka, Quebec by the St. Lawrence Columbium and Metals Corporation from an a lkaline syenite - carbonatite complex since 1961. Tantalum (wodginite) has been .recovered from a large zoned granite pegmatite at Bernie Lake, Manitoba by the Tantalum Mining Corporation of Canada since 1969.
GEOSCAN ID103996