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TitleVolcanogenic massive sulphide exploration in glaciated terrain using till geochemistry and indicator minerals
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AuthorMcClenaghan, M B
SourceNew frontiers for exploration in glaciated terrain; by Paulen, R C (ed.); McClenaghan, M B (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7374, 2017 p. 53-64, https://doi.org/10.4095/300292
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionrev.
MeetingNew Frontiers for Exploration in Glaciated Terrain workshop, PDAC 2013 International Convention; Toronto; CA; March 1, 2013
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Paulen, R C; McClenaghan, M B; (2017). New frontiers for exploration in glaciated terrain, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7374, ed. rev.
RelatedThis publication supercedes McClenaghan, M B; McClenaghan, M B; (2013). Volcanogenic massive sulphide exploration in glaciated terrain using till geochemistry and indicator minerals; Volcanogenic massive sulphide exploration in glaciated terrain using till geochemistry and indicator minerals, New frontiers for exploration in glaciated terrain, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7374
RelatedThis publication is related to McClenaghan, M B; (2013). Volcanogenic massive sulphide exploration in glaciated terrain using till geochemistry and indicator minerals, New Frontiers for Exploration in Glaciated Terrain, PDAC 2013 short course
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ProvinceQuebec; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Northwest Territories
NTS32D/02; 32D/03; 32D/06; 32D/07; 63/K16; 82M/04; 21O/08; 86H/09
AreaNoranda; Adams Lake; Halfmile Lake; Izok Lake; Chisel Lake; Lost Lake; Ghost Lake
Lat/Long WENS -79.2500 -78.7500 148.2500 48.2500
Lat/Long WENS-100.5000 -100.0000 55.0000 54.7500
Lat/Long WENS-119.5000 -119.5000 51.2500 51.0000
Lat/Long WENS -66.5000 -66.0000 47.5000 47.2500
Lat/Long WENS-112.5000 -112.0000 65.7500 65.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; mineral occurrences; exploration methods; mineral exploration; drift prospecting; drift geochemistry; tills; till geochemistry; indicator elements; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; glacial history; sediment transport; sampling methods; sampling techniques; geochemical analyses; pebble lithology; volcanogenic deposits; sulphides; sulphide deposits; copper; lead; zinc; silver; gold; spectrometric analyses; x-ray fluorescence; x-ray fluorescence analyses; Noranda Camp; Abitibi Greenstone Belt; Snow Lake Camp; indicator minerals; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; photomicrographs; tables
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramGEM Tri-Territorial information management & databases (Tri-Territorial Indicator Minerals Framework), GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2017 04 07
Abstract(unpublished)
Volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits are a significant exploration target in Canada because they account for 27% of Canadian Cu, 49% of Zn, 20% of Pb, 40% of Ag, and 3% of Au production (http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/minerals-metals/home). Over 97% of Canada's land mass was covered by glaciers during the Quaternary and as a result drift prospecting using till geochemistry and indicator minerals is an important exploration method for VMS deposits in Canada. The application of till geochemical methods to VMS exploration in Canada has a 50+ year history (e.g., Drieimanis 1958, 1960; Fortescue and& Hornbrook 1969; Shilts 1975; Hoffman and Woods 1991; Kaszycki et al. 1996; Parkhill and& Doiron 2003). In the past 10 years, indicator mineral recovered from glacial sediments have also been used to explore for VMS in the glaciated terrain of Canada. This abstract provides an overview of till geochemical and indicator mineral methods that can be used for VMS exploration. Topics addressed include appropriate size fractions of till to analyze, processing and analytical techniques, VMS pathfinder elements and indicator minerals, as well as case histories from different regions across Canada. Much of the information about VMS till geochemical methods summarized here is from a detailed review of the application of till geochemical methods to VMS exploration by McClenaghan and Peter (in press).
GEOSCAN ID300292