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TitleUnravelling the Archean to Proterozoic history at the Meliadine Gold District, Nunavut, Canada
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AuthorLawley, C J M; McNicoll, V J; Creaser, R A; Dubé, B; Mercier-Langevin, P; Pehrsson, S J; Vaillancourt, D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7884, 2015, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/297045 (Open Access)
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Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS55J/13; 55K/16; 55N/01; 55O/02; 55O/03; 55O/04
AreaRankin Inlet
Lat/Long WENS-92.5000 -90.5000 63.2500 62.7500
Subjectsgeochronology; economic geology; greenstone belts; paragenesis; sulphides; sulphide deposits; iron formations; gold; mineralization; mineral deposits; mineral occurrences; Archean; uranium lead dates; uranium lead dating; uranium lead ratios; faults; Churchill Province; Meliadine gold district; Tiriganiaq Deposit; Rankin Inlet greenstone belt; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; plots; photomicrographs
ProgramGold Ore Systems, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)
Released2015 11 18
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. Many of Canada's largest gold deposits are hosted in complex geologic environments that posses long-lived histories. Identifying how gold fits into this complex history is important for mineral exploration. This poster reports new ages that bracket the timing of gold at the Meliadine gold district. Our results have implications for identifying prospective structures under cover.
GEOSCAN ID297045