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TitleIndicator mineral signatures of the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick: Part 1 - bedrock data
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBudulan, G; McClenaghan, M BORCID logo; Layton-Matthews, D; Crabtree, D; Pyne, M; McClenaghan, S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7644, 2015, 75 pages, 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
RelatedThis publication is related to Indicator mineral signatures of the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Bathurst, New Brunswick: part 2 - till data
File formatreadme
File formatrtf; pdf; xls
ProvinceNew Brunswick
AreaHalfmile Lake
Lat/Long WENS -66.3500 -66.3000 47.3333 47.3000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; economic geology; geochemistry; mineral deposits; exploration methods; volcanogenic deposits; sulphide deposits; glacial deposits; tills; till geochemistry; till deposits; indicator elements; drift prospecting; dispersal patterns; sediment dispersal; mineralization; zinc; copper; lead; gold; silver; arsenic; bismuth; antimony; mercury; selenium; tin; cadmium; gallium; sulphur; barium; ice flow; bedrock geology; Bathurst Mining Camp; Halfmile Lake Deposit; Tetagouche Group; California Lake Group; Sheephouse Brook Group; Miramichi Group; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Devonian; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables; photomicrographs
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Ore Systems
Released2015 01 23
AbstractTill and bedrock sampling was conducted during the summer of 2007 around the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Bathurst Mining Camp, northern New Brunswick, as part of the Geological Survey of Canada's Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (TGI-3). The overall purpose of this study was to document the indicator minerals and their compositions in till and bedrock that are characteristic of a volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit. Data are reported in two parts: Part 1 includes the bedrock indicator minerals, and Part 2 the till indicator minerals. The potential indicator minerals identified in mineralized bedrock samples from the Halfmile Lake deposit included chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, pyrite, ferro- and nonferromagnetic pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, magnetite, gold, goethite, and beudantite. These minerals showed distinct characteristics either in their abundances or chemical compositions that make them viable indicator minerals. Many of these minerals are susceptible to degradation under surface weathering conditions and glacial transport, and these processes would inhibit the deposition and/or preservation of these minerals in surface till. Other trace sulphides and oxides that were identified are not abundant enough, too fine-grained, or too common.
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 bedrock heavy mineral data for samples collected from and around the Halfmile Lake VMS deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick.

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