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TitleTemporal and spatial distribution of magmatic Cr-(PGE), Ni-Cu-(PGE), and Fe-Ti-(V) deposits in the Bird River--Uchi--Oxford-Stull--La Grande Rivière--Eastmain domains: a new metallogenic province within the Superior Craton
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AuthorHoulé, M G; Lesher, C M; McNicoll, V J; Metsaranta, R T; Sappin, A-A; Goutier, J; Bécu, V; Gilbert, H P; Yang, E M
SourceTargeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Canadian nickel-copper-platinum group elements-chromium ore systems -- fertility, pathfinders, new and revised models; by Ames, D E (ed.); Houlé, M G (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7856, 2015 p. 35-48, https://doi.org/10.4095/296677 (Open Access)
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Ames, D E; Houlé, M G; (2015). Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Canadian nickel-copper-platinum group elements-chromium ore systems -- fertility, pathfinders, new and revised models, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7856
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ProvinceManitoba; Ontario; Quebec
NTS42; 52; 43; 33
AreaBird River
Lat/Long WENS -96.0000 -70.0000 56.0000 49.0000
Subjectsmetallic minerals; igneous and metamorphic petrology; modelling; nickel; platinum; chromium; ore mineral genesis; metallogeny; mineral deposits; magmatic deposits; mineralization; Bird River Greenstone Belt; Superior Province; McFaulds Lake greenstone belt; Bird River Domain; Uchi domain; La Grande Rivière domain; Eastmain domain; Winnipeg River terrane; Oxford-Stull domain; North Caribou terrane; Island Lake domain; Precambrian
ProgramMafic-Ultramafic Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
Released2015 06 22
AbstractChromium and Fe-Ti-(V) mineralization in ultramafic-mafic intrusions is known to occur in several areas of the Superior Province, but was considered to be of marginal significance until the discovery of world-class Cr deposits and potentially significant Fe-Ti-(V) mineralization in the McFaulds Lake greenstone belt ("Ring of Fire") of northern Ontario. Cr-(PGE), Ni-Cu-(PGE), and Fe-Ti-(V) deposits/occurrences in the northern part of the Superior Province occur predominantly within Meso to Neoarchean supracrustal successions along the margins and within the interiors of the Bird River-Uchi-Oxford-Stull-La Grande Rivière–Eastmain domains (i.e. BUOGE domains). These domains define a new metallogenic province within the Superior Province characterized by the presence of major Cr-(PGE) with Ni-Cu-(PGE) and Fe-Ti-(V) metal associations that appear to be fundamentally different from other parts of the Craton, such as the Abitibi greenstone belt or the apparently relatively unmineralized North Caribou core, Island Lake, and Goudalie domains. Despite the fact that only the Cr-(PGE) deposits and Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits (Eagle's Nest) in the McFaulds Lake greenstone belt appear to be potentially economic, the presence of a significant amount of Cr-(PGE) mineralization across the BUOGE domains highlights the prospectivity of these regions of the Superior Province.
GEOSCAN ID296677