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TitleTill composition and ice-flow history in the region of the Gibraltar Mine: developing indicators for the search of buried porphyry mineralization
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorPlouffe, AORCID logo; Ferbey, T; Anderson, R G
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7592, 2014, 1 sheet, 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
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaMcLeese Lake
Lat/Long WENS-122.5000 -122.0000 52.5000 52.2500
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; mineral occurrences; mineral potential; mineralization; glacial deposits; tills; till geochemistry; copper; molybdenum; porphyry copper; porphyry deposits; ice movement; ice flow; ice movement directions; glacial features; striations; lithology; biogeochemistry; biogeochemical surveys; Gibraltar Mine; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationsphotographs; flow charts; location maps
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Intrusion/Porphyry 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. We need to find new methods for discovering mines where rocks are covered with glacial sediments: loose material (gravel, sand and clay). These methods are essential for the discovery of the next generation of mines in Canada. This poster presents one way of detecting metals associated with intrusive rocks like granite. We have identified mineral grains the size of a sand grain which are indicative of the potential presence of an economic metal deposit. The presence of these minerals in glacial sediments suggests that metals of economic potential might be found in rocks underneath the sediments.

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