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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, Miscellaneous Report 33, 1986, 90 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
MediaCD-ROM; paper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Rocks and minerals for the collector : Buckingham, Mont Laurier, Grenville, Quebec; Hawkesbury, Ottawa, Ontario
File formatreadme
File formatpdf
ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS31G/05; 31G/06; 31G/07; 31G/08; 31G/09; 31G/10; 31G/11; 31G/12; 31G/13; 31G/14; 31G/15; 31G/16; 31J/01; 31J/02; 31J/03; 31J/04; 31J/05; 31J/06; 31J/07; 31J/08; 31J/09; 31J/10; 31J/11; 31J/12
AreaHawkesbury Area; Ottawa Area; Mont-laurier Area; Buckingham Area
Lat/Long WENS-76.0000 -74.0000 46.7500 45.2500
Subjectsmineralogy; mineral specimens; minerals; mineral distribution; mines; limestones; gneisses; pegmatites; Canadian Shield; St. Lawrence Lowlands
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
Released1986 08 01; 2003 04 01; 2011 01 24
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 Lièvre 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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