Mccreedy West Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10024590
MRDS ID ISM0314
Record type Site
Current site name Mccreedy West Mine
Alternate or previous names Levack West

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -81.39979, 46.63332 (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
    Rock unit name Sudbury Sublayer;Levack Breccia
    Rock description Sudbury Sublayer;Levack Breccia
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss

Nearby scientific data

(1) -81.39979, 46.63332

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Footwall Breccia And Sulphide Veins Below The Sublayer Intrusion At The Base Of The Nickel Irruptive.

Ore body information

  • Depth to top 300M

Comments on the geologic information

  • ; PYTT + PNLD + CLCP + MLRT. FOR COMPOSITE DESCRIPTION OF PLATINUM GROUP MINERALS IN INCO MINES AT SUDBURY, SEE CREIGHTON.; THE MCCREEDY WEST MINE IS SIMILAR TO THE STRATHCONA DEPOSIT, CONSISTING OF A MAIN ZONE OF MASSIVE TO DISSEMINATED SULPHIDES IN LEUCOCRATIC BRECCIA, AND A ZONE OF SULPHIDE-FILLED FRACTURES EXTENDING OUTWARD INTO THE FOOTWALL LEVACK BRECCIA.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year <1939
Year of first production 1973
Year of last production >1976

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 reserve resource information

  • 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.

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 ISM0314
USGS International Strategic Minerals Inventory ISMI PGE19
Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada Mineral Policy Sector CANMPS 41 III NI22

Bibliographic references

  • 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, NALDRETT, 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 40 M INTERMEDIATE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1976 Swartendyk, Jan Mineral Policy Sector, Dept. of Energy Mines & Resources, Ottawa, Canada