Canada-Temagami Occurrence

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Temagami Occurrence
Temagami Occurrence is located in Ontario
Temagami Occurrence
Temagami Occurrence
Location in Ontario
Coordinates47°05′29.9″N 79°50′16.25″W / 47.091639°N 79.8378472°W / 47.091639; -79.8378472Coordinates: 47°05′29.9″N 79°50′16.25″W / 47.091639°N 79.8378472°W / 47.091639; -79.8378472

The Temagami Occurrence is a geological occurrence in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. It is located near the southern end of Kanichee Lake in west-central Strathy Township. It is named after Temagami, the municipality in which the occurrence is located in.[1]

Gold and silver are the occurrence's primary commodities, while arsenic, zinc and copper are secondary commodities.[2] Felsic metavolcanic rocks and mafic intrusive rocks are cut by silicified zones and veins. A zone of diorite with a maximum width of 0.75 m (2.5 ft) has been assayed to have up to 0.34 oz (9.6 g) of gold per ton. A sulfide-rich vein has been assayed to have 1.72 oz (49 g) of gold per ton and 14.80 oz (420 g) of silver per ton.[1] Trenches, open pits and stripped areas are present in the Temagami Occurrence from past mining operations.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Gordon, J. B.; Lovell, H. L.; Grijs, Jan de; Davie, R. F. (1979). "Gold Deposits of Ontario Part 2: Part of District of Cochrane, Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Sudbury, Timiskaming, and Counties of Southern Ontario". Ministry of Natural Resources: 29. ISBN 0-7743-3554-8.
  2. ^ "Timagami". Mineral Deposits Inventory, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  3. ^ "Temagami". Abandoned Mines Information System, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Retrieved 2012-07-09.