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TitleClassification of whole-rock geochemistry based on statistical treatment of whole-rock geochemical analyses and portable XRF analyses at the Attawapiskat Kimberlite Field of Ontario
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGrunsky, E C; Kjarsgaard, B AORCID logo; Kurszlaukis, S; Seller, M; Knight, RORCID logo; Moroz, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 15, 2013, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingSociety of Economic Geologists Minerals Colloquium, 2012 Prospectors and Developers Association Convention; Toronto; CA; March 2012
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS43B/12; 43B/13
AreaAttawapiskat River
Lat/Long WENS -84.0000 -83.5000 53.0000 52.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; kimberlites; diamond; mineral exploration; igneous rocks; analytical methods; statistical methods; whole rock geochemistry; geochemical analyses; spectrometric analyses; mass spectrometer analysis; Wiskey Kimberlites; Attawapiskat Kimberlite Field
Illustrationslocation maps; diagrams; plots
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Diamonds
Released2013 04 08
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Samples of kimberlite (which hosts diamond deposits) were analysed by conventional geochemical methods, and subject to a statistical treatment that classified the kimberlite into three phases. Subsequently, the rock powders were re-analyzed by a portable XRF (pXRF) spectrometer, and the data subjected to statistical treatment. Data acquired by pXRF allowed the kimberlite to be accurately classified, validating the application to exploration methodology.

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