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Copperfields Mine (Temagami Mine), Phyllis Township, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 57' 43'' North , 80° 2' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.96222,-80.03722
GeoHash:G#: f0r54tnwv
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Timagami Mine


On Temagami Island, in Lake Temagami (Timagami Lake; Tamagaming)
A copper mine in a sulfide ore body. Produced $34,000,000 Canadian in copper. The mine is now flooded and closed 1972. Owned by Copperfields Mining Co.

An unnamed Pd/Hg/Ag telluride phase is associated with temagamite.


Mineral List


29 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185030
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cobalt Group

Comments: Southern Province

Lithology: Mudstone

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 622883
Mafic to intermediate metavolcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Basaltic and andesitic flows, tuffs and breccias, chert, iron formation, minor metasedimentary and intrusive rocks, related migmatites

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

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References

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ROSE, E.R. (1966): The copper-nickel deposits of Timagami Island, Ontario. Economic Geology 61, 27-43.
ROSE, E.R.(1965) Pyrite nodules of the Timagami copper-nickel deposit. Canadian Mineralogist, 8,317-324.
CABRI, L.J., LAFLAMME, J.H.G. & STEWART, J.M. (1973): Temagamite, a new palladium-mercury telluride from the Temagami copper deposit, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 12, 193-198.
Scott, S.A. (1969): Trace Element Study of Sulphides from Temagami Mine, Ontario: M.Sc. Thesis, McGill University, 148 p.
Colvine, A. C. (1974). The petrology, geochemistry and genesis of sulphide-related alteration at the Temagami Mine, Ontario. PhD thesis University of Western Ontario Digitized Theses. Paper 788.

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