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TitleOverview of the GEM Multiple Metals - Melville Peninsula project, central Melville Peninsula, Nunavut
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AuthorCorrigan, D; Nadeau, L; Brouillette, P; Wodicka, N; Houlé, M G; Tremblay, T; Machado, G; Keating, P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2013-19, 2013, 21 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/292862
Year2013
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS47A; 47B; 46J; 46K; 46L/09; 46L/10; 46L/14; 46L/15; 46M; 46N; 46O; 46P; 47C; 47D
AreaMelville Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-87.0000 -80.5000 70.0000 66.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; economic geology; bedrock geology; Archean; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; greenstone belts; metamorphism; structural features; lithostratigraphy; Prince Albert greenstone belt; Roche Bay greenstone belt; Rae Craton; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
ProgramMultiple Metals - Melville Peninsula (Nunavut), GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2013 12 04
AbstractRecent work in the Melville Peninsula area of the Rae Craton provides new constraints on the lithotectonic framework of Archean supracrustal rocks and associated Archean intrusions, as well as Paleoproterozoic cover sequences. The region is subdivided into four lithologically distinctive crustal blocks that include from north to south: the Northern Granulite Block; the Prince Albert Block; on which lies the Penrhyn Group; and the Repulse Bay Block. The Prince Albert belt is redefined as a ca. 3.20 Ga to 2.77 Ga greenstone belt, much older than the Committee Bay belt to which it was historically linked and collectively named the Prince Albert Group. On the eastern side of the Peninsula, the Roche Bay greenstone belt appears to be linked - at least in age - to the Prince Albert belt. Penetrative Paleoproterozoic deformation can be confidently documented northwesterly to the Roche Bay greenstone belt. Beyond this, it is less well defined although the Folster Lake Formation suggests moderate deformation under upper-greenschist metamorphic conditions.
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This report presents a summary of the main advances made in the understanding of the bedrock geology evolution of Melville Peninsula in NST map sheets 47A and 47B, as part of field-based activities related to the GEM-Minerals Melville Peninsula project. It includes a summary of previous mapping and geoscience research completed in the area, as well as an outline of new airborne geophysical and regional geochemical surveys completed in the early stages of the project. Implications for mineral exploration are discussed.
GEOSCAN ID292862