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Till sampling survey, NTS 64B/5, 12, Ruttan Mine area, northern Manitoba, 1985-1986.

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Survey Description

In 1985, 44 till samples were collected 2 km northeast of Ruttan Mine, northern Manitoba.  Arsenic values for these were almost an order of magnitude higher than regional background values.  Therefore, in 1986, 22 more till samples were collected just north of those collected in 1985 to try to determine the source of the arsenic.  The samples were processed for heavy minerals, including gold.

The raw data have not been published.  A summary of the work can be found in Manitoba Energy and Mines Report of Activities, 1985 and 1986.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Nielsen, E. (1985). Till geochemical investigations in northwestern Manitoba. In Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services, Mines Branch, Report of Field Activities 1985, p. 14-19. (more)
2 Nielsen, E. (1986). Till geochemistry east of the Ruttan Mine. In Manitoba Energy and Mines, Minerals Division, Report of Field Activities 1986, p. 26-31. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
56.48° 56.5° -99.61° -99.58°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers parts of NTS 64B/5 (Pemichigamau Lake) and 12 (Opachuanau Lake), the area east of the Ruttan Mine, northern Manitoba.  It is located approximately 25 km east of the town of Leaf Rapids and is bounded to the north by Mine Road.


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