Kidd Creek Mine

  • Exhibition Text

    • Near Timmins, Ontario, geologists discovered one of the world’s largest deposits of zinc, copper, lead, silver, and tin. Known as the Kidd Creek deposit, it originally formed on the seafloor around hot springs 2.7 billion years ago, much as modern black smokers form on the seafloor today. The sulfide layers were later buried, folded, faulted, and tilted nearly vertically. Eventually, they were uplifted and eroded, to expose the vertical layers.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Sulfides, Natural resources, Hydrogeology, ore deposits

      Audience: General

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Stringer ore

Stringer ore

This rock contains brassy veins of chalcopyrite (the yellow copper-iron sulfide mineral) in dark metamorphosed volcanic rocks.