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TitleOverview of indicator mineral research at the Geological Survey of Canada - an update
AuthorMcClenaghan, M B; Plouffe, A; Paulen, R C; Houlé, M G; Jackson, S E; Peter, J M
SourceExplore no. 170, 2016 p. 1, 5-6, 8, 10-15
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2016
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150473
PublisherAssociation of Applied Geochemists
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeochemistry; mineralogy; indicator elements; scanning electron microscope analyses; mineral deposits; analytical methods
Illustrationsimages; graphs
ProgramHudson/Ungava, Northeastern Quebec-Labrador, surficial geology, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Abstract(unpublished)
In the glaciated terrain of Canada, indicator mineral methods have been successfully applied to gold and diamond exploration for more than 30 years. The GSC has an ongoing indicator mineral research program to investigate indicator mineral methods for other deposit types. This research is supported by the GSC's TGI and GEM programs. GSC research since 2008 has focused on the following deposit types: porphyry Cu, magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE, intrusion hosted Sn and W, volcanogenic massive sulphides, Mississippi Valley-Type Pb-Zn, basement-hosted U, and rare metals. This article describes some of the highlights of these research activities.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In the glaciated terrain of Canada, indicator mineral methods have been successfully applied to gold and diamond exploration for more than 30 years. This article describes the ongoing indicator mineral research to develop and broaden the application of indicator mineral methods to other important mineral deposit types in Canada. This research is supported by the GSC's TGI and GEM programs. The research highlighted here includes that focused on porphyry Cu, magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE, intrusion hosted Sn and W, volcanogenic massive sulphides, Mississippi Valley-Type Pb-Zn, basement-hosted U, and rare metal deposits.
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