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TitleOverview of the Atlin Intergrated Geoscience Project, northwestern British Columbia
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AuthorLowe, C; Mihalynuk, M G
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2002-A6, 2002, 7 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/213071
Year2002
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada; (2002). Current Research 2002, winter release, Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 2002
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS104N
AreaAtlin
Lat/Long WENS-134.0000 -132.0000 60.0000 59.0000
Subjectsregional geology; tectonics; economic geology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; geophysics; bedrock geology; plutons; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; mineral potential; gold; base metals; tectonic evolution; emplacement; magnetic interpretations; magnetic surveys; Cache Creek Terrane; geographic information system applications; lode deposits
Illustrationsphotographs; sketch maps; photomicrographs
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-1), 2000-2003
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Released2002 01 22
AbstractThe Atlin Integrated Geoscience Project is a three-year initiative designed to advance our understanding of the geological evolution and mineral-resource potential of the northern Cache Creek Terrane, principally through the application of geophysical and geological mapping surveys within the Atlin map area. The project was launched in 2000, with the collection of aeromagnetic data funded by the federal government's Targeted Geoscience Initiative. During 2001, matching funding by the British Columbia Geo-logical Survey Branch permitted systematic bedrock mapping at a scale of 1:50 000 in the southern project area, and follow-up ground-based, magnetic and reconnaissance geological surveys of postaccretionary plutonic bodies. This work was conducted in partnership with geoscientists from Canadian and European uni-versities. The geological mapping components were enhanced by geochemical, isotopic, and geo- and biogeochronological data. Four thesis projects will evaluate sequence stratigraphy, volcanic environments and petrogenesis, origin of ultramafic bodies, and tectonic evolution of serpentinite mélange belts.
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