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Title3D drill hole and geologic map database of the Flin Flon Mining District, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSchetselaar, E; Currie, M; Pehrsson, S; Devine, C; Mwenifumbo, J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6650, 2011, 33 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Schetselaar, E; Pehrsson, S; Devine, C; Currie, M; White, D; Malinowski, M; (2010). The Flin Flon 3D Knowledge Cube, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6313
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; mdb; dxf; gdb
ProvinceManitoba; Saskatchewan
AreaFlin Flon
Lat/Long WENS-101.9000 -101.8167 54.8000 54.7333
Subjectsstratigraphy; economic geology; tectonics; geochemistry; structural geology; mineral deposits; sulphide deposits; volcanogenic deposits; modelling; lithostratigraphy; stratigraphic correlations; tectonic interpretations; tectonic environments; tectonic elements; lithology; lithofacies; drill core analyses; drillholes; whole rock geochemistry; deformation; Flin Flon Belt; 3D modelling; Precambrian
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010, Flin Flon TGI-3
Released2011 03 07
AbstractA central objective of the Geological Survey of Canada third Targeted Geoscience Initiative Program (TGI3) was to update the geoscience knowledge base in VMS mining districts across Canada. Towards this objective a 3D modelling initiative was undertaken to enhance insight into the subsurface geology of the Flin Flon-Callinan-777 VMS ore system hosted in the Paleoproterozoic Flin Flon Belt of Central Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This Open File DVD publication presents relational and spatial databases populated with drill hole and geologic map data that were used to constrain the 3D geologic model of the Flin Flon exploration camp. The file contents of this DVD publication are listed in Appendix 1. The relational database (MS AccessTM format) archives 2769 surface and subsurface drill holes
compiled from exploration drilling programs conducted from 1916 to recent by HudBay Minerals Inc. and previous operational firms exploring the Flin Flon-777-Callinan VMS ore system. It contains geological, geochemical and geophysical drill log data organized in eight thematic tables that are relationally linked to tables containing deviation log surveys and drill collar locations georeferenced in mine and UTM NAD83 coordinates. The MS AccessTM database also contains structural field and surface whole-rock geochemistry data acquired from the archives of legacy mapping projects and the recent TGI3 Flin Flon 1: 10000 scale geological mapping projects (Simard et al., 2010 and references therein). The spatial database (ESRITM geodatabase format) provides a comprehensive 3D geoscience GIS dataset of the Flin Flon exploration camp. It allows users to jointly visualize and analyze the drill hole data with geological and topographic map data in 2D ArcGIS and 3D ArcScene GIS environments. The 2D digital map data in the geodatabase were compiled from the digital archives of the TGI3 Flin Flon 1:10 000 scale geological mapping project (Simard et al., 2010). The geodatabase contains, in addition to the drill hole and digital map data, the 3D-modelled lithostratigraphic and fault surfaces found in the affiliated Open File Publication OF6313: "The 3D Flin Flon Knowledge Cube". OF6313 presents a 3D interactive geologic model of the exploration camp and a report that describes the geologic background, the employed 3D modelling methodology and a synthesis of the 3D modelling results (Schetselaar et al. 2010). These 3D model elements are also provided in AutocadTM .dxf format to facilitate import/export to various 3D modelling and 3D GIS software packages. The databases presented in this Open File report provide a multi-thematic and reconciled surface and subsurface geoscience dataset to support future mapping, exploration and 3D modelling initiatives in the Flin Flon mining district. They can also be used for testing 3D geologic modelling methods applicable to mineral exploration and hard-rock settings in

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