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TitleEXTECH IV Athabasca uranium multidisciplinary study of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Part 1: overview and impact
AuthorJefferson, C W; Delaney, G; Olson, R A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2003-C18, 2003, 10 pages,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital; CD-ROM
RelatedThis publication is contained in the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceAlberta; Saskatchewan
NTS64E; 64L; 64M; 74E; 74F; 74G; 74H; 74I; 74J; 74K; 74L; 74M; 74N; 74O; 74P
AreaAthabasca Basin
Lat/Long WENS-112.0000 -102.0000 60.0000 57.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; geophysics; regional geology; bedrock geology; lithostratigraphy; uranium lead dating; seismic methods; exploration methods; seismic exploration; mapping; geological mapping techniques
Illustrationssketch maps; tables
ProgramAthabasca Uranium Multi-disciplinary Study, Exploration Science and Technology (EXTECH IV) Initiative, 2000-2003
Released2003 03 14
AbstractFifteen subprojects have evolved within the EXTECH IV project, from data acquisition through interpretation to integration. These subprojects address two goals: 1) improvement of the Athabasca Basin geoscience framework by (a) mapping basement domains and their boundaries, relating uranium ore to reactivation structures and paleovalleys; (b) quantitative litho/sequence stratigraphy across drill camps and six regional deposystems; (c) refinement of alteration vectors to ore; (d) new SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe) standards for dating uraninite, and detrital U-Pb ages to constrain stratigraphy; (e) seismic imaging of stratigraphy, unconformity and P2 reverse fault zone; (f) paragenesis of organic matter; and (g) GIS databases; and 2) developing EXploration TECHnology (gamma-ray and multiparameter borehole geophysics, seismic reflection, gravity, and magnetotellurics) to calibrate ore,
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