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TitleHeavy-mineral and indicator-mineral data from stream sediments of southwest Northwest Territories: new potential for undiscovered mineralization
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorDay, S J AORCID logo; Paulen, R CORCID logo; Smith, I RORCID logo; King, R D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8362, 2018, 20 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel® 2003); jpg; png
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85A/04; 85A/05; 85A/12; 85A/13; 85B; 85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85G; 85H/04; 85H/05; 85H/12; 85H/13; 95A; 95B; 95G; 95H
AreaGreat Slave Lake; Tathlina Lake; Kakisa Lake; Mackenzie RIver; Liard River; Pine Point; Trout Lake; Cameron Hills
Lat/Long WENS-124.0000 -113.5000 62.0000 60.0000
Lat/Long WENS-118.0000 -116.0000 63.0000 62.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; mineralogy; mineral deposits; mineral occurrences; mineral potential; mineral exploration; base metals; lead; zinc; diamond; stream sediment samples; bulk samples; stream sediment geochemistry; grain size analyses; size fractionation; geochemical analyses; heavy mineral samples; heavy mineral analyses; scanning electron microscope analyses; mineralogical analyses; sediment dispersal; dispersal patterns; minerals; sphalerite; galena; chalcopyrite; scheelite; cassiterite; garnet; pyrope; bedrock geology; basement geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; carbonates; shales; intrusive rocks; kimberlites; structural features; faults; fault zones; shear zones; tectonic history; tectonic setting; dolomitization; intrusions; glacial history; glaciation; ice movement directions; deglaciation; glacial erosion; isostasy; alluvial deposits; glacial deposits; tills; field methods; photography; history; mining properties; Pine Point Mine; Great Slave Lake Shear Zone; Western Interior Plains; Great Slave Plain; Western Canada Sedimentary Basin; Presqu'ile Barrier; Tathlina Fault Zone; Fort St. John Group; Rabbit Lake Fault Zone; Hay West Claim; Windy Point Claims; Gulf Minerals of Canada Claim; Qito Claim; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Devonian; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; photographs; flow diagrams; tables; pie charts; screen captures; sample forms
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Mackenzie Corridor, Southern Mackenzie Surficial Mapping
ProgramPolar Continental Shelf Program
Released2018 03 05
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Heavy mineral and indicator mineral data from stream sediments of southwest Northwest Territories: new potential for undiscovered mineralization Sediment samples were collected from 31 streams and rivers in southern Northwest Territories in July 2017. Roughly half of the sample sites were visited by truck, while the remaining sites were inaccessible and visited by helicopter. This GEM2 Mackenzie Project, Southern Mackenzie Surficial Activity, study was initiated to addresses the scientific question: "Is there potential for carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn deposits hidden beneath thick glacial overburden between Hay River and Kakisa Lake/Fort Providence?" The stream sediment samples were processed for their heavy mineral and indicator mineral content. Results may highlight areas of naturally occurring and elevated concentrations of copper, lead and zinc minerals, which are not directly related to known mineral occurrences in the study area and possibly represent new potential for undiscovered mineralization.

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