Onaping - Craig Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038428
MRDS ID M045793
Record type Site
Current site name Onaping - Craig Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -81.38312, 46.63332 (WGS84)
Relative position 22 MILES NW SUDBURY
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Geographic areas

Country State
Canada Ontario

Commodities

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Cubanite Ore
Pentlandite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Paleoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -81.38312, 46.63332

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1942
Year of first production 1961

Mining district

District name Sudbury District

Comments on the workings information

  • MINE OWNED BY FALCONBRIDGE NICKEL MINES, LTD.

Comments on development

  • OPERATIONS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY IN SEPTEMBER, 1982.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045793

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HAWLEY, 1962, SUDBURY ORES: MIN. ASSN. CANADA, V. 7, PT. 1, P. 4

  • Deposit

    DEYOUNG AND OTHERS, 1985: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 930-D, 62 P.

  • Deposit

    SUTPHIN AND PAGE, 1986: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 930-E, 34 P.

  • Deposit

    CROCKETT AND OTHERS, 1987: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 930-F, 54 P.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1975 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-NOV-1987 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey