Regional Geology

The region, and area around Lynn Lake in particular, has proven reserves from previous mines:

  • The Lynn Lake Belt is the third largest nickel producing region in Canada.
  • Nickel, copper, zinc and gold were previously mined at Lynn Lake from 1953 to 1976; and
  • Copper at the Fox Mine from 1961 through 1985;
  • Gold at the MacLellan Mine during the 1980s;
  • Gold by Black Hawk Mines from 1997 through 2000;
  • Copper and zinc at the Ruttan Mine off of the neighboring community of Leaf Rapids from 1971 through 2002.

Surficial geology and glacial history, Lynn Lake – Leaf Rapids area, Manitoba

The Manitoba Geological Survey

New uranium-lead geochronology results from the Lynn Lake greenstone belt, Manitoba, by C.J. Beaumont-Smith, N. Machado and D.C. Peck Winnipeg, 2006.

Structural Controls on Gold Mineralization at the Burnt Timber Mine, Lynn Lake Greenstone Belt, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba, L.R. Jones, B. Lafrance, and C.J. Beaumont-Smith, (Received January 15, 2005; accepted December 9, 2005), 2006 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Structural Analysis and Geochronological Studies in the Lynn Lake Greenstone Belt and its Gold-Bearing Shear Zones, by C.J. Beaumont-Smith and Ch.O. Böhm, Report of Activities 2002, Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 159-170.

Tectonic evolution and gold metallogeny of the Lynn Lake greenstone belt, Manitoba, by C.J. Beaumont-Smith and C.O. Böhm, Report of Activities 2003, Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 39–49.

The geology and geochemistry of the Cartwright Lake area Lynn Lake greenstone belt, northwestern Manitoba, David C. Peck University of Windsor, University of Windsor Scholarship at UWindsor Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 1986.

Geological investigations of the Lynn Lake basic intrusive body, northern Manitoba. Hunter, Hugh E. 1950.