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TitleIndicator mineral signatures of the Mount Pleasant Sn-W-Mo-Bi-In deposit, New Brunswick, Canada
AuthorMcClenaghan, M BORCID logo; Parkhill, M A; Pronk, A G
SourceApplication of indicator mineral methods to mineral exploration, short course SC02; 2015 p. 64-71 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne (complete volume - volume complet, PDF, 22.0 MB)
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150241
PublisherAssociation of Applied Geochemists
Meeting27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, Indicator Mineral Short Course 2; Tucson, AZ; US; April 20-24, 2015
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNew Brunswick
AreaMount Pleasant
Lat/Long WENS -67.0000 -66.5000 45.7500 45.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; industrial minerals; metallic minerals; regional geology; Science and Technology; Economics and Industry; bedrock geology; volcanogenic deposits; granites; bismuth geochemistry; molybdenum geochemistry; tungsten geochemistry; tin geochemistry; breccia deposits; magmatic deposits; ore mineral genesis; till deposits; placer deposits; mineral exploration; Phanerozoic; Paleozoic; Devonian
Illustrationsphotographs; sketch maps; location maps; cross-sections, structural; tables; geochemical charts
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Intrusion/Porphyry Ore Systems
Released2015 04 01
AbstractThe use of indicator minerals to explore for Sn-W mineralization is well documented for stream sediments, but much less so for glacial sediments. To address this knowledge gap, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) conducted a case study at the Mount Pleasant Sn-W-Mo-Bi-In deposit in eastern Canada to test and demonstrate modern indicator mineral exploration methods for intrusion-hosted S-W deposits. The study was funded by the GSC's Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4, a collaborative federal geoscience program with a mandate to provide industry with the next generation of geoscience knowledge and innovative techniques for more effective targeting of buried mineral deposits. It was a collaborative effort between the GSC and the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines (NBDEM). These short course notes provide an overview of published literature on the use of indicator minerals for Sn-W exploration, with specific reference to the Mount Pleasant deposit.
Overviews of cassiterite, scheelite, wolframite, fluorite, and topaz are provided below as background information because their physical characteristics and recovery from, and abundance in, till is not well known.
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 extended abstract reviews general indicator mineral methods for Sn-W exploration and the results of the GSC's TGI-4 indicator mineral study around the Mount Pleasant Sn-W-Mo-Bi-In deposit in New Brunswick.

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