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TitleA geochemical orientation survey for uranium of the Montreal River area, District of Algoma, Ontario
AuthorCoker, W B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper 79-18, 1980, 27 pages, (Open Access)
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS41N/02; 41N/07
AreaMontreal River; Algoma
Lat/Long WENS-85.0000 -84.5000 47.5000 47.0000
Subjectsgeochemistry; metallic minerals; radioactive minerals; analytical methods; atomic absorption analyses; cobalt geochemistry; copper geochemistry; diabase dykes; fluorimetric analyses; iron geochemistry; lacustrine deposits; lead geochemistry; manganese geochemistry; nickel geochemistry; overburden geochemistry; stream sediment geochemistry; stream water geochemistry; uranium geochemistry; water analyses; zinc geochemistry; uranium geochemistry; base metals; water geochemistry; rock geochemistry
Released1980 11 01; 2016 03 15
Abstractdispersion patterns of uranium, the base metals, and associated elements in bedrock, surficial overburden, and lake and stream waters and sediments in an area covering Slater, Smilsky, Rix, Peever, Labelle and Labonte townships, District of Algoma, Ontario. Sampled media were selectively analyzed, by a variety of techniques, for Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Co, Ag, Mn, As, Mo, Fe, Hg, Sr, Ba, Ti, Al, Ca, Mg, K, V, Cr, Be, La, Y and U. Multielement regional distribution patterns within lake and stream waters and sediments were indicative of uranium mineralization associated with diabase dykes, chemical variations in bedrock lithologies, and differences in aquatic physicochemistry. A definite value was found in interpreting hydrogeochemical dispersion patterns in terms of elemental associations based on trace and minor element assemblages outlined for known mineralization, bedrock lithologies and different aquatic physicochemistry within the study area. Reconnaissance exploration for combined uranium and base metal mineralization can be accomplished most efficiently utilizing lake sediments as the sample media. Supporting data for reconnaissance uranium exploration can be obtained from lake waters. Detailed exploration for uranium mineralization can be carried out employing lake waters and sediments and/or stream waters and sediments. Lake and/ or stream sediments are best used for detailed base metal exploration.