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GEOLOGICAL SÚRVEY

OF

CANADA.

REPORT ON THE NORTH SHORE OF

LAKE HURON.

Montreal:
PRINTED BY LOVELL & GIBSON, ST. NICHOLAS STREET.

1849.

QE TE 191 ROK 646 koom 1849

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA.

REPORT ON THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE HURON.

MONTREAL, 17th January, 1849.

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SIR,—I have the honor to request you will do me the favor to place before His Excellency the Governor General, the accompanying Geological Report on the North Shore of Lake Huron.

I have the honor to be,

Sir,

Your most obedt. servant,

W. E. LOGAN,

Provincial Geologist.

To the Honorable James Leslie,

Provincial Secretary, &c. &c, 8c.

TO HIS EXCELLENTY

THE RIGHT HONORABLE JAMES, EARL OF ELGIN AND KINCARDINE, K. T.,

BARON BRUCE OF KINROSS AND OF TORRY,
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S MOST HONOR ABLE PRIVY COUNCIL,
Gavernor General of British North America,

AND
CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF

IN AND OVER

THE PROVINCES OF CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, AND THE

ISLAND OF PRINCE EDWARD,
AND VICE ADMIRAL OF THE SAME.

Montreal, 29th December, 1848. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY :

In proceeding with the Geological Survey of the Province during the season which has just terminated, it was my intention, after a further examination of the Eastern Townships and the country in general lying south of the St. Lawrence, between the Richelieu and Chaudière Rivers, in continuation of the previous summer's operations, to follow out the investigation of the rocks which run through the district in question in their prolongation to the Temisquata Road, and farther down the St. Lawrence if time should permit,--thus to join the work already done in Gaspé with that in more western parts of the Province ; but having been given to understand that it would be desirable to effect, if possible, a visit to the North Shore of Lake Huron, on which several mining locations had been claimed of the Government, and a considerable capital expended by the various parties interested in them, in order to investigate the general nature of the mineral ground of the district, and ascertain facts to elucidate the probable productiveness of the mines of that part in particular in which the development of the metalliferous veins had been carried to the greatest extent, the months of July, August, and

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