Garson Mine

Producer in Ontario, Canada with commodities Nickel, Copper, PGE, Gold, Silver, Cobalt, Selenium, Tellurium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10024478
MRDS ID ISM0196
Record type Site
Current site name Garson Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -80.8581, 46.56749 (WGS84)
Relative position MINE, 300 M
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Geographic areas

Country State
Canada Ontario

Comments on the location information

  • SOAB NORTH AND SOUTH SHAFTS ARE SOME 3 KM APART ALONG STRIKE ; TP 72, 7 WPM

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Primary
Copper Primary
PGE Primary
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Cobalt Primary
Selenium Primary
Tellurium Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Gabbro > Norite
    Rock unit name Sudbury Nickel Irruptive;Elsie Mountain Formation
    Rock description Sudbury Nickel Irruptive;Elsie Mountain Formation
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Meta-Basalt

Nearby scientific data

(1) -80.8581, 46.56749

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Penecontemporaneous Faulting Cutting Basal Contact Of Intrusion.

Ore body information

  • Depth to top 30M

Comments on the geologic information

  • RENEWED FAULTING; PYTT + PNLD + CLCP + GRDF; THE ORE BODY CONSISTS OF MASSIVE AND BRECCIA SULPHIDES ALONG BRANCHING FAULT ZONES--80% OF ORE; AND ASSOCIATED DIS-SEMINATED SULPHIDES IN "QUARTZ-RICH NORITE" (GABBRO-NORITE)--2-0% OF ORE. THE FAULTS FORM THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE IRRUPTIVE -AND FOOTWALL VOLCANICS. OTHER DEPOSITS OF THIS TYPE INCLUDE T-HE FALCONBRIDGE AND FALCONBRIDGE EAST MINES.
  • INTENSE FOLDING, FAULTING, METAMORPHISM AND MOBILIZATION OF SULPHIDES.; EPROT; RB-SR: 1.7-1.8 GA; PYTT + PYRT + PNLD + CLCP; LITTLE PUBLISHED GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION. THE ORE IS KNOWN TO CONSIST OF MASSIVE SULPHIDE AND MINERALIZED SCHIST, -PEGMATITE AND PERIDOTITE IN A SEQUENCE OF STEEPLY DIPPING META-SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. SEE ALSO THOMPSON AND PIPE MINES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1891
Year of first production 1908
Year of last production >1982

Mining district

District name Sudbury Mining Division, Sudbury District

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner International Nickel Co. Of Canada, Ltd. (Inco)
    Home office Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION DATA INCLUDED IN TOTALS FOR CREIGHTON MINE.
  • PRODUCTION DATA INCLUDED IN TOTALS FOR THOMPSON MINE.

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • RESOURCE DATA INCLUDED IN TOTALS FOR CREIGHTON MINE.
  • RESOURCE DATA INCLUDED IN TOTALS FOR THOMPSON MINE.

Comments on development

  • NON-GEOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION IN 1-5 YRS. (). COMMODITY COMMENTS INCLUDED IN COMMENTS FOR CREIGHTON MINE.
  • NON-GEOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION IN 1-5 YRS. (). COMMODITY COMMENTS INCLUDED IN COMMENTS FOR THOMPSON MINE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS ISM0196
USGS International Strategic Minerals Inventory ISMI NI022
Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada Mineral Policy Sector CANMPS 41I10NI3

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ONTARIO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, SMDR000904.

  • Deposit

    YATES, A.B., 1948, PROPERTIES OF INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY OF CANADA, IN WILSON, M.E., ED., STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY -OF CANADIAN ORE DEPOSITS, A SYMPOSIUM: MONTREAL, CANADIAN INS-TITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, P. 596-617.

  • Deposit

    SOUCH, B.E., PODOLSKY, T., AND GEOLOGICAL STAFF, INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED, 1969, THE SULPHI-DE ORES OF SUDBURY--THEIR PARTICULAR RELATIONSHIP TO A DISTINC-TIVE INCLUSION-BEARING FACIES OF THE NICKEL IRRUPTIVE, IN WILS-ON, H.D.B., ED., MAGMATIC ORE DEPOSITS: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY MONO-GRAPH NO. 4, P. 252-261.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS RECORD WAS COMPILED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MINERALS INVENTORY. THE DATA WERE USED IN PREPARATION OF THE USGS CIRCULAR 930 SERIES OF REPORTS. MINERAL RESOURCE CATEGORIES AND CODES HEREIN ARE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM RECOMMENDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS GROUP OF EXPERTS ON DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES. (SEE NATIONAL RESOURCES FORUM, V. 4, NO. 3, P. 307-313.). UNDERGROUND 30 M INTERMEDIATE
Deposit THIS RECORD WAS COMPILED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC MINERALS INVENTORY. THE DATA WERE USED IN PREPARATION OF THE USGS CIRCULAR 930 SERIES OF REPORTS. MINERAL RESOURCE CATEGORIES AND CODES HEREIN ARE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM RECOMMENDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS GROUP OF EXPERTS ON DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES. (SEE NATIONAL RESOURCES FORUM, V. 4, NO. 3, P. 307-313.). UNDERGROUND INTERMEDITATE, REFINED

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1982 Zwartendyk, Jan Energy Mines and Resources of Canada