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Renabie Mine, Leeson Township, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 22' 28'' North , 83° 52' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.37444,-83.87333
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


History

1940-41: Macassa Mines Limited - diamond drilling, No. 1 shaft sunk to 281 ft, 2 levels established at 125 and 250 ft.
1941: Renabie Mines Ltd. incorporated as subidiary of Macassa Mines Ltd., operations at mine ceased in May because of WWII.
1947-70: Renabie Mines Limited - No. 2 shaft sunk to 3514 ft, No. 1 shaft dewatered and connected with No. 2 shaft at 250 ft.; level established at 925 ft; a fire in 1951 saw the suspension of operations between January and July 1951; in late 1969 the mine went into salvage operations; in July 1970 the mine ceased production because of uneconomic ore grade.
1974-76: Rengold Mines Ltd. - property reactivated and shaft dewatered, milling began in December 1975 at rate of 250 tpd but company placed in receivership in March 1976; mine closed in June 1976.
1980: Sungate Resources (subsidiary is Renabie Mines (1981) - purchased property.
1981: Sungate Resources Ltd. - mine begins production in October 1981.
1983: Renabie Mines (1981) Ltd. - property owned and developed by Cullaton Lake Gold Mines, Sungate Resources and Barrick Resources Corp.
1984-91: Renabie Gold Mines Ltd. - internal winze excavated from 3100 ft to 4500 ft level, surface diamond drilling (10 000 ft); ground geophysics, surface mapping, soil geochemistry.
1990 a major recalculation of reserves led to removal of 961050 tons of mineralization from the proven and probable resources, the mine closed effective September 1991 due to resource depletion.

Geology

Gold-quartz vein mineralization is located to the east of a NW trending, steep SW dipping volcanic/intrusive contact. The contact locally shows clear intrusive relationships, but is sheared on the 3105 ft level at the mine. A regional metamorphic foliation, concordant with this contact is developed in both the metavolcanics and intrusive phases, but with the easterly tonalitic phase showing less strain. Major vein structures form east-trending and NW trending associations both of which corss cut regional foliation, but which are themselves cross cut by late lamprophyre and diabase dikes. The zones comprising the east-west association appear not to occupy the same continuous structure, but form an approximately linear series of discrete, shallow en-echelon structures. The WNW trending orebodies within these structures, exhibit steep westerly to WSW plunges, parallel to the dips of major lithological contacts. Ore bodies typically show elongate lenticular geometry in horizontal section attaining strike lengths up to 220 m and widths of 27 m.

Mineral List


14 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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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 626023
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

Econ Geol (1987) 82:429-439
Mining Annual Review (1985): 305.
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines MDI Number: MDI42B05NW00006

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