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TitleIndicator mineral signatures of the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Bathurst, New Brunswick: part 2 - till data
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorMcClenaghan, M BORCID logo; Budulan, G; Parkhill, M A; Layton-Matthews, D; Crabtree, D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8111, 2017, 38 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Indicator mineral signatures of the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick: Part 1 - bedrock data
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; xlsx; rtf
ProvinceNew Brunswick
AreaHalfmile Lake
Lat/Long WENS -66.3500 -66.3000 47.3333 47.3000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; mineral deposits; exploration methods; volcanogenic deposits; sulphide deposits; gold; glacial deposits; tills; till geochemistry; till deposits; indicator elements; drift prospecting; dispersal patterns; sediment dispersal; mineralization; ice flow; ice transport directions; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; quartz feldspar porphyries; chalcopyrite; pyrite; goethite; jarosite; cinnabar; gahnite; gossans; Bathurst Mining Camp; Halfmile Lake Deposit; Tetagouche Group; California Lake Group; Sheephouse Brook Group; Miramichi Group; Nepisiguit Falls Formation; Flat Landing Brook Formation; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Devonian; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; geological sketch maps; tables; schematic diagrams; photomicrographs; histograms; charts
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Ore Systems
Released2017 01 26
AbstractTill and bedrock samples were collected in 2007 and 2008 around the Halfmile Lake Zn-Pb-Cu VMS deposit, Bathurst Mining Camp, as part of the Geological Survey of Canada's Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (TGI-3) (2005-2010). This report describes one component of the study, which examined the indicator minerals in till samples around the deposit. The Halfmile Lake VMS deposit is capped by a preglacial gossan that formed by chemical weathering and oxidation during the late Pliocene. The mineralogical and geochemical signatures of the glacial dispersal train down-ice (east) of the deposit reflect this gossan, including secondary minerals goethite, beudantite, and jarosite in the till. Chalcopyrite, pyrite, gold, and cinnabar are also present in the till down-ice of the deposit. The Zn-spinel gahnite, which is known to be an indicator of VMS mineralization, is also present in the local till; however, its bedrock source is not yet known.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This open file reports indicator mineral data for glacial sediments around the Halfmile Lake volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit (copper-lead-zinc)in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick. These data will facilitate mineral exploration for base metals in glaciated terrain across Canada.

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