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TitleUranium potential and levels of radioactivity in the proposed national park area, Thaidene Nene MERA phase II report
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AuthorJefferson, C W
SourceMineral and Energy Resource Assessment of the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve in the area of the east arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories; by Wright, D F (ed.); Ambrose, E J (ed.); Lemkow, D (ed.); Bonham-Carter, G (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7196, 2013 p. 363-375, Open Access logo Open Access
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PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Mineral and energy resource assessment of the proposed Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve in the area of the east arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories
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ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS75E/13; 75E/14; 75E/15; 75E/16; 75F/09; 75F/10; 75F/11; 75F/12; 75F/13; 75F/14; 75F/15; 75F/16; 75J; 75K; 75L; 75N; 75O
AreaGreat Slave Lake; McLeod Bay; Taltheilei Narrows; Pethei Peninsula; Douglas Peninsula; Kahochella Peninsula; Redcliff Island; Fletcher Lake; Walmsley Lake; Artillery Lake; Ptarmigan Lake; Douglas Lake; Tent Lake; Snowdrift River; Gagnon Lake; Whitefish Lake; Sifton Lake
Lat/Long WENS-112.5000 -106.0000 64.0000 61.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; mineral potential; mineralization; mineral occurrences; uranium; uranium deposits; radioactivity; iron oxides; copper; gold; vein deposits; arsenides; silver; cobalt; sedimentary ore deposits; sandstones; intrusive rocks; volcanogenic deposits; Slave Craton; Churchill Province; East Arm Basin; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramMineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA)
Released2013 09 27 (13:00)
AbstractThis assessment considers a set of 10 deposit types in the East Arm of Slave Lake Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA) study area that contain or have potential to contain uranium: iron oxide- copper-gold, undifferentiated veins, arsenide silver-cobalt (5-element) veins, sandstone, intrusion (mainly pegmatite), surficial bog, volcanic-hosted, unconformity-associated, phosphatic and/or carbonaceous black shale, and paleoplacer. Background radioactivity is inherently low in the East Arm's natural geological setting, with the exception of very small rock occurrences and radon gas seeps. Observations made during this study suggest that radon flow is focused along the myriad faults in the region. The main resource-oriented conclusion for the proposed Thaidene Nene national park area is that the economic potential for uranium is moderate to low, with decreasing potential in the order of deposit types listed above.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This study evaluated the mineral and hydrocarbon potential for an area of approximately 33,500 square kilometres situated in the vicinity of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, NT which has been proposed as a location for a national park. The potential for thirteen mineral deposit types were assessed in this large geologically complex area. Seven of these deposit types were assessed as having moderate-high and/or high potenital within the area of interest for the proposed park (Lode Gold, Kimberlite-hosted Diamonds, Volcanogenic Massive Sulphides - copper, lead and zinc, Vein Uranium, Vein Copper, Sedimentary exhalative copper,Lead and zinc and Iron Oxide Copper Gold). There is no potential for hydrocarbons within the area of interest. Work for this assessment was conducted as part of the Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA) process.

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