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TitleRocks and minerals for the collector: Ottawa to North Bay and Huntsville, Ontario; Gatineau (Hull) to Waltham and Témiscaming, Quebec
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AuthorSabina, A P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 48, 2007, 249 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/222658
Year2007
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; CD-ROM; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Sabina, A P; (1971). Rocks and minerals for the collector Ottawa to North Bay, Ontario; Hull to Waltham, Quebec, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 70-50
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ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS31G/05; 31G/12; 31G/13; 31F; 31E/07; 31E/08; 31E/09; 31E/10; 31E/11; 31E/14; 31E/15; 31E/16; 31J/04; 31J/05; 31K/01; 31K/02; 31K/03; 31K/04; 31K/05; 31K/06; 31K/07; 31K/08; 31L/01; 31L/02; 31L/03; 31L/06; 31L/07; 31L/08; 31L/09; 31L/10; 31L/11; 31L/12
AreaRenfrew; Nipissing; Ottawa; North Bay; Huntsville; Gatineau; Hull; Waltham; Témiscaming; Kipawa; Lake Beauchêne
Lat/Long WENS-79.5000 -75.5000 46.7500 45.0000
Subjectsmineralogy; mineral occurrences; mining properties; mineral deposits; fossil distribution; apatite; iron; corundum; molybdenite; lead; zinc; limestones; garnet; pyrite; beryl; marbles; feldspar; dolomites; rare earths; mica; uranium; diamond; Canadian Shield; celestine; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs; tables
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Released2007 04 10
AbstractOccurrences of minerals, rocks, and fossils are described from about 200 easily accessible localities on either side of the Ottawa River from Ottawa - Gatineau (Hull) to North Bay. They are reached by following Highway 17 in Ontario and Highway 148 in Quebec.
Most of the collecting localities are in Renfrew County, Ontario. A wide variety of minerals are found in this area, and some localities are known for the museum-type specimens collected from them. The earliest mines were the apatite and iron mines that were operated in the 1880s. Other deposits were subsequently worked for corundum, molybdenite, zinc, celestine, garnet, pyrite, beryl, marble, limestone, feldspar, rare-element minerals, and dolomite.
Numerous former feldspar mines as well as deposits of kyanite, garnet, muscovite, niobium, and brucite occur in the Nipissing District. Some of these deposits are accessible only by boat.
The region north of the Ottawa River between Gatineau (Hull) and Waltham was formerly mined for iron, mica, feldspar, apatite, uranium, molybdenum, lead-zinc, and limestone. A dolomite deposit is currently (2005) being operated. Occurrences of brucite, pyroaurite, szaibelyite, cordierite, scapolite, and asbestos are also known. Farther west, in the Témiscaming - Kipawa area, a wide variety of minerals include garnet, kyanite, and amazonite, and the rare-mineral suite of the Kipawa complex. In recent years, the Témiscaming area has been the scene of exploration for diamonds, and some diamonds have been reported from a location south of Lake Beauchêne.
Minerals and/or rocks that could be used for lapidary purposes include feldspar (peristerite, sunstone), rose quartz, graphic granite, and corundum from Renfrew County; feldspar (peristerite, amazonite), jaspilite, and graphic granite from the North Bay area; peristerite and cordierite from the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. Ordovician fossils may be collected from numerous roadcuts, rock outcrops, and quarries in the Ottawa - Pembroke and Aylmer areas.
GEOSCAN ID222658