Copper Cliff South

Producer in Ontario, Canada with commodities Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Nickel, PGE, Palladium, Platinum, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10230319
MAS/MILS ID 1220400025
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Cliff South
Alternate or previous names No Alternate Names

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -81.07898, 46.45919 (WGS84)
Elevation 275
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Canada Ontario

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Cobalt Secondary
Copper Secondary
Gold Tertiary
Nickel Primary
PGE Tertiary
Palladium Tertiary
Platinum Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Pentlandite Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -81.07898, 46.45919

Ore body information

  • Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 SHEAR ZONE
    Shape of Orebody #1 IRREGULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 STOCKWORK
    Type of Orebody #3 OTHER
    Primary mode of Origin MAGMATIC DIFFER
    Secondary mode of Origin CONT METASOMATIC
    Primary Ore Control IGNEOUS
    Secondary Ore Control FAULTING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Date of Last Modification 830627

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant Yes
Mining method Combined Methods
Year of first production 1970
Milling method Flotation

Mining district

District name Sudbury

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Unknown

Land status

Ownership category Unknown

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Inco Metals Co
    Interest 100
    Home office Canada
    Year 1981

Production statistics

  • Year 1970
    Description Initial Production 137000 Mt Ore/Yr
  • Year 1971
    Description 1250000 Mtpy
  • Year 1972
    Description 1038000 Mtpy
  • Year 1973
    Description 1297000 Mtpy
  • Year 1974
    Description 1510000 Mtpy
  • Year 1975
    Description 1415000 Mtpy
  • Year 1976
    Description 1038000 Mtpy
  • Year 1977
    Description 780000 Mtpy
  • Year 1978
    Description 780000 Mtpy
  • Year 1979
    Description 780000 Mtpy

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • BYPRODUCT IRON (PYRRHOTITE) FOUND IN CANADIAN MINES 1979 COMMOD. CHAP ON FE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 1830M
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method ESTIMATE
    Mining Method HORIZ CUT & FILL W/WASTE ROCK 10-60
    Percent Waste Rock 13
    Percent Recovery 95
    Hardness of Rock HARDROCK WITH LITTLE WATER
    Rock Characteristics NO PLANES OF WEAKNESS
    Rock Support Chars. UNKNOWN
    Mine Support Chars. POST, HEADBOARD, CAPS, ROOF BOLTS
    Number of Shafts 1
    Length of Inclines (m) 667
    Slope of Inclines 18
    Number of Inclines 1
    Avg. Length of Adits (m) 0
    1st Condition of Workings UNKNOWN
    Capacity 3000
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Unit Production Cost 34.3
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 260
    Operating Shifts per Day 3
    Year of Information 1981

Comments on other economic factors

  • THE COPPER CLIFF MILL SEPARATES THE BULK CONCENTRATES INTO NICKEL AND COPPER CONCENTRATES AND PROCESSES THE ROUGHER PYRRHOTITE CONCENTRATES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 1220400025

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Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-MAR-97 Eastern Field Operations Center (EFOC) U.S. Bureau of Mines