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TitleImplications for VMS propectivity in the Flin Flon block from sulphide studies and mapping of paleo-hydrothermal corridors
AuthorAmes, D E; Kjarsgaard, I M; Taylor, B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7328, 2013, 1 sheet, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatpdf
ProvinceManitoba; Saskatchewan
AreaFlin Flon
Lat/Long WENS-102.0000 -101.7500 54.8333 54.7500
Subjectseconomic geology; metallic minerals; geochemistry; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; mafic volcanic rocks; felsic volcanic rocks; andesites; andesites-basalts; basalts; rhyolites; volcanogenic deposits; sulphides; sulphide deposits; alteration; hydrothermal alteration; base metals; base metal geochemistry; mineralization; mineral distribution; element distribution; metasomatism; copper; zinc; silver; gold; Flin Flon Arc Assemblage; Missi Group; Douglas Formation; Louis Formation; Hidden Formation; Flin Flon Formation; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationstables; location maps; photographs; plots; photomicrographs
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010
Released2013 12 18
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The footprint around an ancient seafloor base metal deposit is much larger than the economic copper-zinc deposit. In northern Manitoba, the Flin Flon mining district hosts 5 past and present-producing mines and this poster shows how mineral chemistry and rock geochemistry can be used to identify corridors where fluids have left distinct signatures in the rocks that help focus exploration. The major and trace element compositions of sulphides from five ore deposits in this world-class mining district, as well as the mineral repositories for precious metals are released for the first time.