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TitleGeochemical signatures of uraninite from iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) systems of the Great Bear magmatic zone, Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorPotter, E GORCID logo; Corriveau, LORCID logo; Montreuil, J -F; Yang, Z; Comeau, J -S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7545, 2014, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85M; 85N; 85O; 86A; 86B; 86C; 86D; 86E; 86F; 86G; 86J; 86K; 86L
AreaLou Lake; Cole Lake; Fab Lake; Hottah Lake; Great Bear Lake; Gameti
Lat/Long WENS-120.0000 -114.0000 67.0000 63.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; mineral occurrences; mineral deposits; iron oxides; copper; gold; uranium; mineralization; uraninite; geochemical interpretations; geochemical analyses; Great Bear Magmatic Zone; Olympic Dam Deposit; Slave Craton; Phanerozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables; plots; photomicrographs
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Uranium Ore Systems
Released2014 05 12
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) is a collaborative federal geoscience program that provides industry with the next generation of geoscience knowledge and innovative techniques to better detect buried mineral deposits, thereby reducing some of the risks of exploration. Although the Olympic Dam iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposit contains the world's largest recoverable U resource, very little is known regarding the processes and timing of U enrichment in these complex deposits. In this study, trace element concentrations of the main U mineral were examined from Canadian IOCG systems located in the Great Bear magmatic zone, NWT. The data yield consistent geochemical signatures across the entire zone, indicating a systematic process of U enrichment and precipitation. These results confirm field observations and have significant impacts in terms of IOCG deposit model.

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