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TitleWhole-rock lithogeochemistry of the turbidite-hosted Mustang Au showing, Lower Eastmain greenstone belt, Superior Province, Quebec
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBeauchamp, A -M; Dubé, B; Malo, M; Bécu, V; Lauzière, K
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8367, 2018, 2 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel®)
NTS33C/01; 33C/02; 33C/07; 33C/08
AreaJames Bay
Lat/Long WENS -76.5833 -76.4167 52.3333 52.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; Archean; mineral deposits; gold; silver; ore mineral genesis; mineralization; alteration; greenstone belts; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; turbidites; lithogeochemistry; whole rock geochemistry; assays; drill core analyses; petrogenesis; spectrometric analyses; x-ray diffraction analyses; trace element analyses; gravimetric analyses; infrared spectral analyses; neutron activation analyses; Mustang Gold showing; Eastmain Greenstone Belt; Superior Province; Precambrian
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) Gold systems
Released2018 05 01
This report releases whole-rock geochemical and assay results of 176 samples from turbidite-hosted Mustang Au showing, collected during the 2012 to 2013 field seasons as part of a MSc study by the senior author (Beauchamp, 2018) at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Eau, Terre, Environment (INRS-ETE) in Quebec City. Research at the Mustang Au showing was conducted under the Lode Gold project 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 assemblages and the ore. Interpretations are presented in Beauchamp (2018) and Beauchamp et al. (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 Mustang Au showing located in Quebec was studied through a MSc thesis of the senior author in collaboration between the GSC, Mines Virginia Inc. (now Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.), the INRS-ETE, and the MERN. In the course of the study a series of 176 samples were collected, over a two year span (2012 to 2013) and were analysed at ActLabs, in order to characterize the geological setting, hydrothermal footprint and metal signature of the Mustang hydrothermal system. This open file releases the geochemical results and related information associated to these samples.

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