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TitleIndicator mineral abundance data for a bedrock sample from the Little River antimony occurrence, Newfoundland and Labrador
AuthorMcClenaghan, M B; Averill, S A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7615, 2014, 11 pages,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xls
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
AreaJipujijkuei Kuespem (Little River Pond) Provincial Park
Lat/Long WENS-56.0000 -55.5000 48.0000 47.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; indicator elements; bedrock geology; mineralization; mineral occurrences; antimony; heavy minerals; heavy minerals geochemistry; heavy mineral analyses; Little River antimony occurrence; indicator minerals
Illustrationslocation maps; flow charts; photographs
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
ProgramIntrusion/Porphyry Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
Released2014 05 12
AbstractAs part of the Geological Survey of Canada's Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI-4) Program, one bedrock sample was collected from the Little River antimony occurrence in southern Newfoundland to determine the indicator minerals that are indicative of Sb deposits. The purpose of this open file is to report the raw indicator mineral weight and abundance data for the bedrock sample collected in 2012 for this case study. The sample was processed using a combination of tabling, panning, and heavy liquids to recover potential indicator minerals. Sample location, weights of various fractions produced during sample processing, and indicator mineral grains identified are reported in this open file. Two Sb minerals were recovered from the bedrock sample, stibnite and stibiconite, as well as gold, arsenopyrite, and pyrite. This study provides preliminary insights into the physical appearance, size, and abundance of Sb-rich minerals which will help in the future identification of Sb-rich indicator minerals in unconsolidated surficial sediments.
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. This open file reports indicator mineral data for one bedrock sample from an antimony occurrence in Newfoundland.