The recipients were Debbie Berthelot, reclamation manager, Rio Algom Limited; Mayor Rick Hamilton, City of Elliot Lake; and Marg Reckahn, president of the Penokean Hills Field Naturalists.
In 1996, the Penokean Hills Field Naturalists entered into a stewardship agreement with Rio Algom.
We entered into the partnership and the role of the Penokeans is to provide the support to make it not only a tailings management facility, but to make it a recreational resource for the community.
The Penokeans have been really great in the habitat enhancement projects and they do a fair amount of public outreach.
The collision resulted in intense deformation of the volcanic and sedimentary rocks and produced a mountain range known as the Penokean Mountains.
Folding and faulting associated with the formation of the Penokean Mountains about 1,850 million years ago tilted the volcanic rocks in the Ladysmith area more than 90 [degrees], so that the originally horizontal layers are now nearly vertical [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED].
The Penokean Mountains were then subjected to a long period of weathering and erosion.
The volcanic rocks that host the deposit were deformed about 1,860 million years ago (Sims and others, 1989) during the Penokean Orogeny.
If so, their presence may indicate that the enrichment occurred during erosion of the Penokean Mountains which occurred prior to deposition of the Barron and Flambeau Quartzites.