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TitleBedrock and surficial geology of the general area around Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec and Ontario
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AuthorVeillette, J J; Paradis, S J; Buckle, J
SourceMetals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: Results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project; by Bonham-Carter, G; Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584, 2005, 16 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/221131
Year2005
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, 1:250,000
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is contained in Bonham-Carter, G; (2005). Metals in the environment around smelters at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and Belledune, New Brunswick: results and conclusions of the GSC MITE Point Sources Project, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 584
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ProvinceQuebec; Ontario
NTS31M/09; 31M/10; 31M/11; 31M/12; 31M/13; 31M/14; 31M/15; 31M/16; 31N/10; 31N/11; 31N/12; 31N/13; 31N/14; 31N/15; 32C/02; 32C/03; 32C/04; 32C/05; 32C/06; 32C/07; 32C/10; 32C/11; 32C/12; 32C/13; 32C/14; 32C/15; 32D
AreaRouyn-Noranda; La Sarre; Amos; Senneterre; Val-d'Or; Lake Abitibi; Lake Timiskaming
Lat/Long WENS-80.0000 -76.5000 49.0000 47.5000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; environmental geology; bedrock geology; Archean; sedimentary rocks; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; plutonic rocks; granites; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial history; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; ice transport directions; tills; erosion; sediment transport; physiography; lithology; heavy metals geochemistry; heavy minerals; heavy minerals geochemistry; heavy metals contamination; geochemical analyses; till geochemistry; snow geochemistry; Horne Smelter; Abitibi Subprovince; Abitibi Greenstone Belt; Harricana Moraine; Matheson Till; Abitibi Highlands; Laurentian Highlands; Timiskaming Lowland; Abitibi Lowland; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; tables; photographs; block diagrams; stratigraphic sections
ProgramMetals in the Environment (MITE)
LinksMetadata
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Released2005 12 22
AbstractRouyn-Noranda is located in the Abitibi Subprovince that contains the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, the largest granite-greenstone terrane in the world, comprised primarily of Archean sedimentary and volcanic sequences intruded by granitoids. About 70% of Canadian gold mines are located in this important mining camp. The region discussed herein lies within a radius of about 100 km from Rouyn-Noranda and covers the area of several smelter studies that are based on the sampling of glacial and lake-bottom sediments. Thick glacial, glaciofluvial, and glaciolacustrine deposits cover a large part of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt and regional studies have revealed a complex glacial history characterized by a sequence of shifting ice flows ending with convergent flows toward a major interlobate deglaciation landform, the Harricana Moraine. Glacial transport of materials from distant source areas is of special significance for the geochemical study of surficial deposits and lake-bottom sediments in the Abitibi - Témiscamingue region. The fine fraction of till and glaciolacustrine silt and clay in the western part of the region may contain calcareous rock flour 'imported' from the carbonate rocks of the Hudson Platform to the northwest; these deposits are devoid of carbonate material in the eastern part of the region. In examining the geochemistry of soils, lake sediments, and peat, the interpretation of element distribution patterns around the smelter at Rouyn-Noranda must consider not only the distribution of bedrock types, but also the effects of glacial transport on the geochemistry, carbonate content, and pH of glacially transported surficial materials.
GEOSCAN ID221131