Garson Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10024587
MRDS ID ISM0310
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

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • PLATINUM-GROUP ELEMENTS

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. FOR COMPOSITE DESCRIPTION OF PLATINUM GROUP MINERALS IN INCO MINES AT SUDBURY, SEE CREIGHTON.; THE OREBODY CONSISTS OF MASSIVE AND BRECCIA SULPHIDES ALONG BRANCHING FAULT ZONES--80% OF ORE; AND ASSOCIATED DISSIMINATED SULPHIDES IN "QUARTZ-RICH NORITE" (GABBRONORITE)--20% OF ORE. THE FAULTS FORM THE CONTACT BETWEEN THE IRRUPTIVE AND FOOTWALL VOLCANICS. OTHER DEPOSITS OF THIS TYPE INCLUDE THE FALCONBRIDGE AND FALCONBRIDGE EAST 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 >1981

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 development

  • NON-GEOLOGIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEVELOPMENT OR EXPANSION IN 1-5 YRS. ().

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS ISM0310
USGS International Strategic Minerals Inventory ISMI PGE15
Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada Mineral Policy Sector CANMPS 41 I10 NI3

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    PYE, E.G., NALDRETT, A.J. AND GIBLIN, P.E., (EDS.), 1984, THE GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SUDBURY STRUCTURE; GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, SPECIAL VOLUME 1, TORONTO, ONTARIO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 603 P.

  • Deposit

    CABRI, L.J., 1981, MINERALOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE PLATINUM GROUP IN MILL SAMPLES FROM THE CU-NI DEPOSITS OF THE SUDBURY, ONTARIO AREA: IN MCGACHIE, R.O., AND BRADLEY, A.G., (EDS.), PRECIOUS METALS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, JUNE 1980; TORONTO, PERGAMON OF CANADA, 313 P., P. 23-34.

  • Deposit

    CABRI, L.J., AND LAFLAMME, J.H.G., 1984, MINERALOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF PLATINUM-GROUP ELEMENTS IN MILL PRODUCTS FROM SUDBURY, IN APPLIED MINERALOGY: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON APPLIED MINERALOGY IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY, LOS ANGELES, FEBRUARY 22-25, 1984; WARRENDALE, PA., METALLURGICAL SOCIETY OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS, 1194 P., P. 911-922.

  • Deposit

    NALDRETT, A.J., HOFFMAN, E.L., GREEN, A.H., CHOU, CHEN-LIN, NALDRETTT, S.R., AND ALCOCK, R.A., 1979, THE COMPOSITION OF NI-SULFIDE ORES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THEIR CONTENT OF PGE AND AU; CANADIAN MINERALOGIST, VOL. 17, P. 403-415.

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1981 Swartendyk, Jan Mineral Policy Sector, Dept. of Energy Mines & Resources, Ottawa, Canada