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TitleGeology of the Kaminak greenstone belt from Padlei to Quartzite Lake, Kivalliq region, Northwest Territories
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHanmer, S; Peterson, T D; Sandeman, H A; Rainbird, R HORCID logo; Ryan, J J
SourceCanadian Shield/Bouclier canadien; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1998-C, 1998 p. 85-94, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Canadian shield
File formatpdf
NTS55E/13; 55E/14; 55E/15; 55E/16; 55L/01; 55L/02; 55L/03; 55L/04; 55L/05; 55L/06; 55L/07; 55L/08; 55L/09; 55L/10; 55L/11; 55L/12; 65H/15; 65H/16; 65I/01; 65I/02
AreaKivalliq; Quartzite Lake; Heninga Lake; Kaminak Lake; Turquetil Lake; Mackenzie Lake; Victory Lake
Lat/Long WENS-97.0000 -94.0000 62.7500 61.7500
Subjectsstructural geology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; Archean; lithology; volcanic rocks; volcaniclastics; mafic volcanic rocks; lineations; foliation; igneous rocks; diorites; granodiorites; debris flows; structural features; basalts; felsic volcanic rocks; arenites; iron formations; sedimentary rocks; plutonic rocks; field relations; deformation; metamorphism; Kaminak greenstone belt; Churchill Province; Hearne Province; Kaminak Group; Hurwitz Group; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs
ProgramWestern Churchill NATMAP Project
Released1998 03 01
AbstractWithin a corridor spanning Heninga, Carr, Kaminak, and Quartzite lakes, the Archean Kaminak greenstone belt (western Churchill Province, Northwest Territories) is composed of discontinuous segments of volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks. These range in composition from mafic to felsic, with an important intermediate component, and are accompanied by voluminous debris flows and siliciclastic rocks (Kaminak Group). These supracrustal rocks are cut by large synvolcanic to late syntectonic diorite to granodiorite plutons. The principal map-scale deformation structure is a layer-parallel S1 foliation with a steeply plunging extension lineation. Post-S1 deformation structures are discontinuous, and therefore are difficult to correlate at map scale. The Kaminak Group appears to contain the remnants of a magmatic arc.

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