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TitleNew base metal mineral potential in southern Northwest Territories, Canada
AuthorPaulen, R C; Day, S J A; King, R D; Piercey, S J; Smith, I R
SourceExplore no. 181, 2018 p. 1, 5-17
LinksOnline - En ligne (complete volume - volume complet, PDF, 6.78 KB)
Year2018
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20180342
PublisherAssociation of Applied Geochemists
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85B; 85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85G; 95A; 95B; 95G; 95H
AreaFort Providence; Hay River; Great Slave Lake; Fort Resolution; Ka'a'gee Tu; Kakisa Lake; Sambaa K'e; Trout Lake; Pine Point
Lat/Long WENS-124.0000 -112.0000 62.0000 60.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; regional geology; mineral potential; petroleum exploration; exploration methods; exploration guidelines; mineral deposits; base metals; copper; lead; zinc; kimberlites; mineral occurrences; glacial history; glaciation; ice flow; stream sediment geochemistry; till geochemistry; heavy minerals geochemistry; geochemical analyses; isotope geochemistry; lead isotope ratios; sulphur isotope ratios; mass spectrometer analysis; glacial deposits; tills; mineral assemblages; chalcopyrite; scheelite; sphalerite; galena; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; carbonates; shales; structural features; faults; faults, thrust; shear zones; Pine Point Deposit; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Western Canada Sedimentary Basin; Presqu'ile Dolomite; Tathlina Fault Zone; Rabbit Lake Fault Zone; Great Slave Lake Shear Zone; Fort Simpson Formation; Slave Point Formation; Watt Mountain Formation; Sulphur Point Formation; Pine Point Dolostone; Keg River Formation; Canadian Shield; indicator minerals; alluvial sediments; ice-flow directions; Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) deposits; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Devonian; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; digital elevation models; plots; histograms
ProgramMackenzie Corridor, Southern Mackenzie Surficial Mapping, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2018 12 01
Abstract(unpublished)
As part of the Southern Mackenzie Surficial activity (2017-2020), under the Geological Survey of Canada's (GSC) Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM-2) Program (2013-2020), stream sediments and till samples were collected across a 35,000 km2 region and processed for heavy minerals. This research activity is being conducted in a region with no prior surficial mapping and very limited surficial sampling for heavy minerals by Cominco Limited in the early 1980s (mostly industry-confidential data). Despite hosting the past-producing world-class Mississippi Valley-type (MVT) Pb-Zn district, almost no other mineral showings occurring at the bedrock surface have been documented in this extensive region, despite significant interpreted potential for additional mineral resources, and extensive reports of Pb-Zn mineralization at depth. In this paper we provide results which illustrate the potential for new, undiscovered targets in the region, and further highlight how heavy mineral assemblages and geochemical and isotopic compositions are powerful tools for exploration in glaciated regions.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
A summary of results from GSC Open Files 8322, 8362, 8449 and 8477, which illustrate the potential for new, undiscovered targets in the southern NWT, and further highlight how heavy mineral assemblages and geochemical and isotopic compositions are powerful tools for exploration in glaciated regions.
GEOSCAN ID313396