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TitleProject update: Fe and Mg isotopic composition of clay minerals at the McArthur River deposit, Saskatchewan
AuthorAcevedo, A; Kyser, T K
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7663, 2015, 12 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
NTS74H/11; 74H/14
Lat/Long WENS-105.0833 -105.0000 57.8333 57.6667
Subjectsgeochemistry; radioactive minerals; mineral deposits; uranium deposits; clay minerals; iron geochemistry; magnesium geochemistry; isotopic studies; iron; magnesium; chlorite; illite; McArthur River deposit
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; photomicrographs; cross-sections
ProgramUranium Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
Released2015 01 23
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 preliminary report provides a first-year update on a two-year project documenting the iron and magnesium isotope composition of alteration minerals directly associated with the McArthur River unconformity-related uranium deposit in Saskatchewan. If successful, these isotopic signatures may provide insights on the ore-forming mechanisms and vectors to ore.