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TitlePrincipal component analysis of the compositions of sandstones overlying Phoenix uranium deposits
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AuthorChen, S; Hattori, K; Grunsky, E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7578, 2014, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/294920 (Open Access)
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Year2014
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceSaskatchewan
NTS74H
AreaKey Lake; McArthur River
Lat/Long WENS-106.0000 -104.0000 58.0000 57.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; geochemical anomalies; uranium; uranium deposits; mineralization; mineral deposits; geochemical analyses; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; unconformities; unconformity-type deposit; fault zones; alteration; Athabasca Basin; Phoenix deposit; Principal Component Analysis (PCA); Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photomicrographs; photographs; biplots
ProgramUranium Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
Released2014 07 29
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. The use of multivariate statistics applied to the drill core chemistry of the Phoenix uranium deposit has identified features of uranium and rare earth element mineralization and associated alteration of the surrounding host rock. The multi-element patterns revealed by the statistical analysis of the data provides an integrated approach to effectively studying large geochemical datasets.
GEOSCAN ID294920