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Tiffany occurrence, Bethune Township, Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 32' 53'' North , 79° 8' 9'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.5483333333, -79.1361111111

Peridotite and Granitic intrusives.

In 1939 and 1940 the Tiffany Mining Syndicate put down a number of shallow pits on lot 14, concession VIII, Bethune township, and reports gold values. The rock exposed is a garnet-hornblende gneiss cut by coarse, pink biotite pegmatite. The gneiss is sparsely mineralized with disseminated pyrrhotite.

The Tiffany Mining Syndicate, Welland, Ont., has the mineral rights on
lots 12, 13, 14, 15, in concession VIII, and lots 14, 15, and the north half of 16 in concession VII, Bethune township.

The occurrences to be noted here occur southeast and south of Little Peters lake on lot 15, concession VII. Some of these were reported to carry titanium, tantalum, columbium (niobium), and certain rare-earth minerals. Professor F. E. Beamish, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, kindly carried out a number of tests on samples collected by the writer from these occurrences.

A considerable amount of test-pitting, trenching, and stripping has been carried out. During the summer of 1941 it was reported that 5 men were employed at this work but little of interest was found.

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7 valid minerals.

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Sattery, J. 1943. Mineral Occurrences in the Parry Sound District. Ontario Department of Mines, Annual Report, 1942, ARV51, pt2. 15,36,49-51pp.

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