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TitleReport of activities for the Core Zone and bounding orogens: tectonic framework and mineral potential
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AuthorCorrigan, D; Brouillette, P; Morin, A; Van Rooyen, D; Wodicka, N; Houlé, M G; Douma, S L; Robillard, K
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7706, 2015, 10 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/296141
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceQuebec; Newfoundland and Labrador
NTS23I; 23P
AreaRivière de Pas; Rivière George; Smallwood Reservoir; Woods Lake; Lac Résolution
Lat/Long WENS -66.0000 -64.0000 56.0000 54.0000
Subjectstectonics; economic geology; metallic minerals; field work; bedrock geology; tectonic interpretations; tectonic environments; tectonic setting; hydroelectric potential; metallogeny; Core Zone
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramHudson/Ungava Core Zone, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 03 19
Abstract(Summary)
As one of the pillar activities of the GEM-2 Hudson-Ungava minerals project (Figure 1), the 'Core Zone and bounding orogens' project was initiated in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles du Québec (MERNQ) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Survey to upgrade the geoscientific knowledge of this vast area with the primary objective of better assessing its economic mineral potential. Large portions of this area, covering approximately eight 1:250,000 scale NTS map sheets, remain known at reconnaissance level only, with basic information stemming from federal and provincial geological mapping from the 1950s and 1960s vintage. This new multidisciplinary, collaborative government/academia/industry project aims at filling knowledge gaps by gaining a better understanding of the geological evolution of the Core Zone, an ancient narrow tectonic plate caught between two larger continental plates (Superior and North Atlantic cratons), and the areas of collision (sutures) between these two plates. We postulate that a better understanding of the basic geology and tectonic evolution Core Zone and bounding orogens will lead to the refinement of metallogenic models, potentially increasing mineral exploration in the area.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
As one of the pillar activity of the GEM-2 Hudson-Ungava minerals project, the "Core Zone and bounding orogens" project was initiated in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles du Québec and the Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Survey to upgrade the geoscientific knowledge of this vast area with the primary objective of better assessing its economic mineral potential. Large portions of this area, located south of Ungava Bay and covering approximately eight 1:250,000 scale NTS map sheets remain known at reconnaissance level only, with basic information stemming from federal and provincial geological mapping from the 1950s and 1960s vintage. This new multidisciplinary, collaborative government/academia/industry project aims at filling knowledge gaps by gaining a better understanding of the geological evolution of the Core Zone, an ancient narrow tectonic plate caught between two larger continental plates (Superior and North Atlantic cratons), and the areas of collision (sutures) between these two plates.
GEOSCAN ID296141