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TitleNew tectonostratigraphic framework for the northeastern Kisseynew Domain, Manitoba (parts of NTS 63O)
AuthorPercival, J A; Zwanzig, H V; Rayner, N
SourceManitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Report of Activities 2006, 2006 p. 74-84
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20030318
Mediapaper; CD-ROM
File formatpdf
AreaKisseynew Domain
Lat/Long WENS-100.0000 -98.0000 56.0000 55.0000
Subjectsgeneral geology; geophysics; igneous and metamorphic petrology; structural geology; tectonics; bedrock geology; aeromagnetic surveys; aeromagnetic interpretation; basement geology; basement; neodymium samarium dates; metasedimentary rocks; plutons; nickel; orthogneisses; paragneisses; mineral deposits; mineral exploration; tectonic environments; Archean
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables; cross-sections, structural
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI 3), Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010
LinksOnline - En ligne
High-resolution images from the 2006 Wuskwatim Lake aeromagnetic survey were used in conjunction with new mapping and isotopic data to reinterpret the geology of the Kisseynew Domain (KD) west of the Thompson Nickel Belt (TNB). The results suggest that a 60 km wide zone, previously considered to consist entirely of Burntwood Group migmatite and younger granite, is structurally interleaved with heterogeneous orthogneiss and paragneiss resembling Superior Province basement and the lower part of its cover sequence (Ospwagan Group). These units are exposed in structural culminations suggesting a widespread distribution under a structural cover of the Burntwood Group in the northeastern KD. Iron formations that form aeromagnetic markers may correspond to similar units within the Pipe Formation, making parts of the region prospective for Thompsontype nickel mineralization.