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TitleIndicator mineral abundance data for bedrock and till from the footwall-type Cu-Ni-PGE Broken Hammer occurrence, Sudbury, Ontario
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorMcClenaghan, M BORCID logo; Ames, D EORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7388, 2013, 12 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; xls; rtf
NTS41I/11; 41I/14
AreaSudbury; Broken Hammer; Kumska Lake; Nelson Lake; Joe Lake
Lat/Long WENS -81.5000 -81.0000 47.0000 46.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; drift deposits; drift prospecting; indicator elements; ice transport directions; tills; till geochemistry; till deposits; bedrock geology; mineralization; nickel; copper; platinum; base metals; base metal deposits; trace element analyses; trace element distribution; Sudbury Igneous Complex; platinum group elements; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; flow charts
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010
Released2013 10 09
AbstractTill and bedrock samples around the Broken Hammer Cu-Ni-PGE occurrence in Wisner Township, 30 km north of Sudbury, Ontario were collected to determine the indicator minerals and their trace element signatures that are indicative of footwall-type deposits in the Sudbury structure. Additional till and bedrock samples were collected around the Wisner West occurrence (Fig. 1) and one bedrock sample was collected from the McCreedy West PM zone for comparison with Broken Hammer. This open file reports the raw indicator mineral weight and abundance data for bedrock and till samples collected in 2006 for this case study. Samples were processed by the commercial laboratory Overburden Drilling Management Limited, Ottawa, using a combination of tabling, panning and heavy liquids to recover potential indicator minerals. Sample locations, weights of various fractions produced during sample processing and indicator mineral grains identified as well as bedrock sample descriptions are reported in this open file.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The open file reports sample location information and raw laboratory heavy mineral data for till samples collected around the Broken Hammer Cu-PGE occurrence, north rim of the Sudbury structure in northern Ontario. This research was funded by the Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (TGI-3).

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