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TitleGeology, geochemistry and mineralogy of hyper-enriched black shale deposits, Yukon
AuthorGadd, M GORCID logo; Peter, J MORCID logo; Goodfellow, W D; Jackson, S E; Yang, Z
SourceProceedings of Exploration 17: Sixth Decennial International Conference on Mineral Exploration; by Tschirhart, VORCID logo (ed.); Thomas, M D (ed.); 2017 p. 841-845
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20160423
MeetingExploration '17, Decennial Mineral Exploration Conference; Toronto; CA; October 21-25, 2017
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceYukon; British Columbia
Lat/Long WENS-140.0000 -120.0000 65.0000 55.0000
Subjectsmineralogy; regional geology; mineralization; black shales; shales; mineral deposits; mineralization; mineral potential; contact mineral deposits; nickel; copper; modelling; Selwyn Basin; Canol Formation; Road River Group; Devonian
Illustrationsphotomicrographs; graphs; plots; stratigraphic sections
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4) Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Ore Systems
Released2017 01 01
AbstractHyper-enriched black shale (HEBS) deposits are a globally important resource for base-, strategic- and precious-metals. In northern Yukon, thin (3 to 40 cm-thick) HEBS deposits occur sporadically over 1000s of km2 at the Road River Group-Canol Formation contact. The deposits in each location share lithological and geochemical characteristics (particularly Ni-Zn-Mo-PGE enrichment). Despite decades of research, there is little consensus on how these formed. Exploration for HEBS mineralization is hampered due this poor understanding; however, through ongoing research, we aim to develop a genetic model that accounts for the salient features within these deposits.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The extended abstract an poster presentation highlights ongoing research in shale-hosted Nickel-Zinc-Platinum group element mineral deposits that occurs in northern Yukon. We present a combination of bulk rock geochemistry and mineral chemistry, and our ongoing research will focus on elucidating how these deposits formed.

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