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Where can metamorphic rocks be found in Canada?

This kind of rock is found in many places in Canada (eg, near the Amulet-Dufault ore body near Noranda, QuĂ©) and in the contact metamorphic rocks of BC’s coastal ranges.

What kind of rocks do we have in Ontario?

Ontario has some of the oldest rocks on Earth. It is made up of ancient Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rock and overlain by younger sedimentary rocks and soils. About 61% of the province is covered by the Canadian Shield.

Can Jade be found in Ontario?

Some are clear and some are highly variegated like agates. Our Jade is perhaps the rarest form of Jade ever found in the world. We also have nice light green jade and white jade, all from Ontario, They are all nephrite variety jade.

What minerals are found in Ontario?

  • Nickel, gold, copper, zinc and platinum group metals.
  • Salt, gypsum, talc, calcium carbonate, nepheline syenite and other industrial minerals.

Where can I dig for gems in Ontario?

8 Places To Find Rare Crystals And Gems In Ontario

  • Crystal Cave Shoppe. Price: Prices vary.
  • Amethyst Mine Panorama. Price: $10 admission.
  • Princess Sodalite Mine. Price: Free admission.
  • The Rock Store. Price: Prices vary.
  • Lakeside Gems. Price: $45 field trips.
  • Awaken Spiritual Store. Price: Prices vary.
  • The Beryl Pit.

Can I pan for gold in Ontario?

You can pan as much as you want in Ontario as long as it isn’t for commercial purposes. Not sure what you hope to accomplish in your search for gold but Southern Ontario is closed to staking so if you hope to find a gold mine you will have to go to northern Ontario.

What metals do Ontario smelters process?

The primary base metals smelting and refining sector is composed of producers of copper, lead, nickel, and zinc, with cadmium and cobalt as by-products….Base Metals Smelting Sector Sites in Canada.

Province Ontario
Company Falconbridge
Site/Location Sudbury
Facility Nickel/Copper Smelter
Map 6

How many mines are in Ontario?

40 mines

What are the different methods of mineral extraction?

There are four main mining methods: underground, open surface (pit), placer, and in-situ mining.

  • Underground mines are more expensive and are often used to reach deeper deposits.
  • Surface mines are typically used for more shallow and less valuable deposits.