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TitleRocks and minerals for the collector: Kirkland Lake - Rouyn-Noranda - Val-d'Or, Ontario and Quebec
AuthorSabina, A P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 77, 2003, 322 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Sabina, A P; (1974). Rocks and minerals for the collector, Kirkland Lake - Noranda - Val d'Or, Ontario and Quebec, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 73-30
File formatpdf
ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS32C; 32D; 32E; 32F; 42A; 42H
AreaKirkland Lake; Val-d'Or; Rouyn; Noranda; Larder Lake
Lat/Long WENS-82.0000 -76.0000 50.0000 48.0000
Subjectsmineralogy; mineral occurrences; Archean; gold; copper; lead; zinc; iron; nickel; bismuth; molybdenum; asbestos; beryl; spodumene; pollucite; jasper; serpentine; gabbros; rhyolites; porphyries; muscovite; Fabricius Fiord Formation; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs
Released2003 11 01; 2013 07 10
AbstractOccurrences of minerals and rocks are described for localities between Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Val-d'Or, Quebec. The Kirkland Lake-Rouyn-Noranda-Val-d'Or area lies within the mineralized belt of Precambrian rocks extending from Timmins to and beyond Val-d'Or. The collecting area includes the Kirkland Lake gold mines, and the gold and gold-copper mines in the Rouyn-Noranda-Val-d'Or area. The area also contains deposits of lead-zinc, iron, nickel, copper, bismuth, molybdenum, and asbestos, and occurrences of beryl, spodumene, and pollucite. Minerals and rocks suitable for lapidary purposes include jasper, serpentine, gabbro, rhyolite, feldspar porphyry, and chrome-muscovite (fuschite) rock.

Inactive mines and prospects constitute most of the collecting localities. Roadcuts furnish additional sites. In general, operating mines are not open to collectors. Some famous old mines, no longer accessible, are included for historical interest.