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TitleBasement-to-surface expressions and critical factors in the genesis of unconformity-related uranium deposits
AuthorPotter, E G
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7664, 2015, 35 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Potter, E G; (2014). Basement to surface expressions of deep mineralization and refinement of critical factors leading to the formation of unconformity-related uranium deposits, International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues (URAM 2014), abstracts
File formatpdf
ProvinceSaskatchewan; Northwest Territories; Nunavut; Quebec
NTS74H; 66A; 32P/09; 32P/16
AreaKey Lake; McArthur River; Thelon River; Camie River
Lat/Long WENS-106.0000 -104.0000 58.0000 57.0000
Lat/Long WENS -98.0000 -96.0000 65.0000 64.0000
Lat/Long WENS -72.5000 -72.0000 52.0000 51.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; geochemical anomalies; uranium; uranium deposits; mineralization; mineral deposits; geochemical analyses; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; unconformities; unconformity-type deposit; alteration; basement geology; Athabasca Basin; Phoenix Deposit; Millennium Deposit; McArthur River Deposit; Dufferin Lake zone; Thelon Basin; Bong deposit; Otish Basin; Camie River deposit; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; spectra; plots
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4), Uranium Ore Systems
Released2015 03 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. This open file report summarizes key results of the unconformity-related uranium deposits research within the TGI-4 uranium ore systems project. Using examples from Saskatchewan and Nunavut, the results further refine the ore deposit models (defining the role of graphite underlying the deposits, iron plus magnesium isotope signatures and 3D modelling), enhance existing exploration tools (surficial geochemistry) and outline potential new exploration tools (i.e. Rn and He in groundwater) for these highly prospective deposits.