Quirke Mine

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Quirke Mine
Location
Quirke Mine is located in Ontario
Quirke Mine
Quirke Mine
Location in Ontario
LocationElliot Lake
ProvinceOntario
CountryCanada
Coordinates46°30′40″N 82°37′56″W / 46.5112°N 82.6321°W / 46.5112; -82.6321Coordinates: 46°30′40″N 82°37′56″W / 46.5112°N 82.6321°W / 46.5112; -82.6321
Production
ProductsUranium
Production44 Mt ore
History
Opened1956
Closed1990
Owner
CompanyRio Algom

The Quirke Mine is an abandoned uranium mine located approximately 13.5 km north of Elliot Lake, Ontario, owned and operated by Rio Algom Ltd. The site has been rehabilitated and is currently undergoing environmental monitoring.

The mine was in operation from 1956 to 1960, and again from 1968 to 1990,[1] during which time it produced 44 million tons of ore[citation needed] from two separate shafts.

Other mines in the area[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rio Algom Ltd (2001). "Elliot Lake Uranium Mine Site Reclamation: Information Package" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2009-06-18.

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