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TitleWhole-rock lithogeochemistry of the Archean Rainy River gold deposit, western Wabigoon, Ontario
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorPelletier, M; Mercier-Langevin, P; Dubé, B; Bécu, V; Lauzière, K; Richer-Laflèche, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8048, 2016, 5 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xls
NTS52C/13; 52D/16
AreaRainy River
Lat/Long WENS -94.0333 -93.9833 48.8500 48.8167
Subjectsgeochemistry; whole rock geochemistry; whole rock analyses; lithogeochemistry; analytical methods; Archean; mineralization; gold; mineral occurrences; igneous rocks; Rainy River Gold deposit; Wabigoon Subprovince; Precambrian
Illustrationsphotographs; tables
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Gold Ore Systems
Released2016 12 01
This report releases whole-rock geochemical and assay results of 132 samples from the Rainy River deposit, collected during the 2012 to 2014 field seasons as part of a Masters study by the senior author (Pelletier, 2016) at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau, Terre, Environment (INRS-ETE) in Quebec City. Research at Rainy River was conducted under the Lode Gold project and and analytical data is presented in a format easily importable in a geographic information system (GIS). Samples were collected on surface and from drillcore to document host units, their petrogenesis, the alteration zones and the ore. Interpretations are presented in Pelletier (2016) and Pelletier et al. (2014, 2015). Sample information and geochemical results are presented in Appendices 1 and 2 (worksheet "Results") respectively.
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. As part of TGI-4, the Rainy River deposit located in Ontario was studied through a MSc thesis of the senior author in collaboration between the GSC, NewGold inc., the INRS-ETE, and the OGS. In the course of the study a series of 233 samples were collected, over a three year span (2011 to 2013) and were analysed at ActLabs, in order to characterize the geological setting, hydrothermal footprint and metal signature of the Rainy River hydrothermal system. This open file releases the geochemical results and related information associated to these samples.

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