MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
863
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PRODUCT
Lignite
NTS AREA
62F2SE
REF.
COL 3
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Deep Ravine Mine
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
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OBJECT LOCATED
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MINING DIVISION
__________
Latitude
4903'
Longitude
10034'
Uncertainty (m)
___
UTM Zone
_____
Easting
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Northing
_______
L.S./Quarter Section
15
Section
24
Township
1
Range
24 WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
Lignite of the Tertiary Turtle Mountain Formation was mined at the McLeod farm to be used as a source of fuel.
Chemical Properties: single analysis of coal yielded: 38.52% moisture, 24.80% volatile matter, 29.85% fixed carbon, 6.83% ash and 0.43% sulphur.
Physical Properties: B.T.U. per lb - 6450 (as received). It is non-coking, and leaves a light brown ash.
Use: As a local source of fuel.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
N/A
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The mine is located about 4.8 km south and 2.4 km east of Goodlands on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
1931: According to Doerksen (1971) "during 1931, two Welsh miners, J. and E. Williams began digging on the east side of Highway 21, S.W. 1/4 20-1-23W on the bottom of a ravine. They put in two test holes 2.4 m in depth about 45.6 m apart - with a pick and shovel. Finding nothing, they went across the highway to the McLeod Property (NE1/4 24-1-24W). Here they drove an adit into the steep bank of a ravine directly across the boundary fence from the Powne Farm on a slope of 1 to 3, and the adit was driven farther into the bank for a distance of 23.1 m. The clay was hauled out with horsepower on an improvised track. A 86 cm seam of lignite was encountered. Two rooms were worked, one to the right and one to the left of the main entry; about 10.8 tonnes were mined daily, and was brought out by horse and rail. A total of about 181 tonnes was produced in 1931.
1932: The mine was worked from January 1 to March 11, by Reini Roelins and five associates. A new entry was put down about 16.7 m west of the first entry where the workings were caving badly. Operations were resumed by Roelins and associates September 25, 1932. The former workings were abandoned and a shaft 2.7 m x 2.7 m was sunk, slightly north of No. 1 entry, to the coal seam at a depth of 7.6 m. Very little coal was mined during the remainder of the year. Total production for 1932 was 384 tonnes.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
1931: During the year two Welsh coal miners drove, from the floor of an east-west ravine, an incline into the south flank. From 10.8 tonnes to 12.1 tonnes of coal was mined daily while operations occurred. The exact dates of operation are uncertain, but the total amount of coal removed during 1931 is reported as 181 tonnes.
1932: The mine was worked from January 1 to March by Reini Roelins, and five associates. 293 tonnes of coal was mined during this period. Operations were resumed on September 25. The former workings were abandoned and a new shaft was sunk. About 91 tonnes was removed. The operation was not working after 1932.
1932 - 1996: This quarry's operation has remained closed during this time.
Shipping Point: Mine
Carrier: Wagon and truck
Material shipped: Coal
Destination: Local
REFERENCES
Annual Report:
5th, p. 23.
Bamburak, J.D.
1973: The Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene Stratigraphy of Turtle Mountain, Manitoba; M.Sc. Thesis, University of Manitoba.
Bamburak, J.D.
1978: Stratigraphy of the Riding Mountain, Boissevain and Turtle Mountain Formations in the Turtle Mountain area, Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources Division, Geological Report 78/2.
Bannatyne, B.B.
1978: Summary of available data on lignite deposits, Turtle Mountain, Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources Division, Economic Geological Report 77/1, pp. 5, 7.
Cameron, E.L.
1949: Coal (Lignite) in Manitoba; unpublished report Manitoba Mines Branch.
Doerksen, A.D.
1971: The Saga of Turtle Mountain Coal; 129 p., D.W. Friesen & Sons Ltd., Altona, pp. 50-51.
Industrial Minerals Geologist Files
Manitoba Mineral Resources Division.
MAP REFERENCES
Map 62F/2, Waskada, (Topography), Sc. 1:50,000, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ottawa.
Fig. 2a, Location of former lignite operations at Turtle Mountain, Sc. 1:42 240, in Bannatyne, 1978, p. 5.
Map 12, Industrial Minerals Producers (Index), Sc. 1:1 000 000, Manitoba Mineral Resources Division.
URL
N/A
REMARKS
The lignite occurs in the Goodlands Member of the Turtle Mountain Formation, as defined by Bamburak (1973, 1978).
NOTES
N/A
Compiled/Revised by:
CWJ KH
Date
08-79 06-96

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