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TitleIndicator mineral and geochemical signatures associated with the Sisson W-Mo Deposit, New Brunswick, Canada
AuthorMcClenaghan, M B; Parkhill, M A; Pronk, A G; Seaman, A A; McCurdy, M W; Leybourne, M I
SourceProceedings of the International Applied Geochemistry Symposium; 2015, 9 pages
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150256
PublisherAssociation of Applied Geochemists
MeetingInternational Applied Geochemistry Symposium; Tucson; US; April 20-24, 2015
File formatpdf
ProvinceNew Brunswick
NTS21J/06; 21J/07
Lat/Long WENS -67.2500 -66.7500 46.5000 46.2500
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; mineral deposits; mineral occurrences; tungsten; molybdenum; mineralization; indicator elements; water geochemistry; stream sediment geochemistry; till geochemistry; Sisson W-Mo Deposit; indicator minerals
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ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4), Intrusion/Porphyry Ore Systems
AbstractThe undeveloped Sisson W-Mo deposit in eastern Canada was used to test and demonstrate modern surficial exploration methods for intrusion-hosted W-Mo deposits. The study was carried out as part of the Geological Survey of Canada's (GSC) 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, the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines (NBDEM), Northcliff Resources Ltd., Hunter Dickinson Inc., and Laurentian University. This abstract provides an overview of the mineralogical and geochemical studies of surficial media collected around the deposit. The focus of the study was indicator minerals and till geochemistry, with additional information provided by a small suite of stream sediment and stream water samples.
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 describes the results for the GSC's TGI-4 study of indicator mineral and geochemical signatures of the Sisson tungsten-molybdenum intrusion-hosted deposit in New Brunswick. Till, stream sediment, and stream water around the deposit were analyzed. Results are presented along with recommendations for applying these methods for tungsten-molybdenum exploration elsewhere.