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Copper Cliff smelter slag locality, Sudbury area, Sudbury District, Ontario, Canadai
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Copper Cliff smelter slag localitySlag Locality
Sudbury areaArea
Sudbury DistrictDistrict
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° 29' 8'' North , 81° 1' 46'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greater Sudbury157,857 (2014)3.1km
Chelmsford500 (2010)17.0km
Rayside-Balfour16,050 (2013)19.3km


Slag heaps that surround the Copper Cliff smelter area.
Rehabilitation started in the late 2000s.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Sudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, CanadaComplex

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Geochronology

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Paleoproterozoic
   Orosirian
ⓘ Sudbury impact1850 ± 3 MaSudbury Complex (Sudbury irruptive; Sudbury nickel irruptive), Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 614680
Huronian Supergroup (2.2 Ga to 2450 Ma); Elliot Lake Group; McKim Formation

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: McKim Formation

Comments: Southern and Superior Province

Lithology: Siltstone, wacke, argillite

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]

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]

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