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Maskwa West open pit, Bird River area, Manitoba, Canada

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A nickel-copper mine located 160 km NE of Winnipeg in SE Manitoba. This mine exploits the Maskwa West deposit and was started May, 1974, closing during June, 1976. Owned by Dumbarton Mines, Ltd. (Maskwa Nickel Chrome Mines, Ltd. & Consolidated Canadian Faraday, Ltd.).

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C. J. A. Coats and R. Buchan (1979) Petrology of serpentinized metamorphic olivine, Bird River Sill, Manitoba Can Mineral, 17:847-855

C. J. A. Coats, H. R. Stockford, and R. Buchan (1979) Geology of the Maskwa West nickel deposit, Manitoba Can Mineral, 17:309-318

Stansell, A.E. and Theyer, P. (2005) Sulphide fragments in waste rock at the Maskwa open pit mine, southeastern Manitoba (NTS 52L6NW): investigations on petrogenesis, potential source rocks and mode of emplacement; in Report ofActivities 2005, Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 161–163.

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