MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
865
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PRODUCT
Lignite
NTS AREA
62F2SE
REF.
COL 5
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Powne Farm
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
Les Pawne
OBJECT LOCATED
Mine
MINING DIVISION
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Latitude
49 03'
Longitude
100 33'
Uncertainty (m)
___
UTM Zone
_____
Easting
_______
Northing
_______
L.S./Quarter Section
2
Section
25
Township
1
Range
24 WPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
Coal of the Tertiary Turtle Mountain Formation was mined at the Powne Farm to be used as a source of fuel. The coal seam on the property is 0.75 m thick, with a 45.7 cm layer of fire clay, with another 30.4 cm seam of coal.
Chemical Properties: Analysis of coal from l.s. 15-24-1-24W yielded: 38.52% moisture; 24.80% volatile matter; 29.85% fixed carbon, 6.83% ash, and 0.43% sulphur.
Physical Properties: B.T.Y. per lb 6,450 (as received).
Use: Local source of fuel.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
N/A
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The mine is located approximately 14.4 km south and 4.8 km west of Deloraine.
1933: According to Doerksen (1971), Les Powne and Vic Mills sank a shaft into the creek bank at a slope of 1 in 3, and one counter shaft. A seam of coal 0.75 m thick was encountered, then 48.7 cm of fire clay, then about a 30.4 cm seam of coal. This would be cut off to level, and mine timbers were laid for a track made out of modified poplar logs. Car were constructed from larger poplar timbers with binder carriage wheels adapted for use on these cars. The coal was brought out by hand by winding a cable wind loss. A string spring of water was encountered and had to be pumped out day and night. A total of 63.5 tonnes of coal was produced during 1933.
1934: A total of 101.5 tonnes of coal was removed. Doerksen (1971) suggested that the mine was in operation for at least 2 seasons.
1942: An attempt to strip mine the coal from the SW 1/4 25-1-24W was made. No coal was mined due to adverse conditions.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
1933-34: Les Powne and Vic Mills removed approximately 63.5 tonnes of coal during 1933, and 101.5 tonnes of coal during 1934.
Shipping Point: Powne Farm
Carrier: Truck
Material Shipped: Coal
Destination: Local market
REFERENCES
Annual Report:
6th, p. 25.
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 the 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 Resource Division, Economic Geology Report 77/1, pp. 5, 8.
Bannatyne, B.B.
1970: The Clays and Shales of Manitoba; Manitoba Mines Branch, Publication 67-1.
Cameron, E.L.
1949: Coal (Lignite) in Manitoba; unpublished report Manitoba Mines Branch.
Doerksen, A.D.
1971: The Saga of Turtle Mountain Coal; 129p. D.W. Friesen & Sons Ltd., Altona, pp. 85-86.
Industrial Minerals Geologist Files, Manitoba Mineral Resource Division.
MAP REFERENCES
Map 62 F/2, Waskada, (Topography), Sc. 1:50 000, Surveys & 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). Outcrop sections are described by Bamburak and Bannatyne (1970).
NOTES
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Compiled/Revised by:
CWJ KH
Date
08-79 06-96

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