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TitleOverview of chromium, Fe-Ti-V and Ni-Cu-PGE metal endowment of the Superior Province
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AuthorHoulé, M G; Lesher, C M; Sappin, A -AORCID logo
SourceTargeted Geoscience Initiative: 2018 report of activities; by Rogers, N (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8549, 2019 p. 433-440, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Targeted Geoscience Initiative: 2018 report of activities
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ProvinceManitoba; Ontario; Quebec; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nunavut
NTS12; 13; 14; 15; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 52; 53; 54; 55; 62; 63; 64; 65
AreaCanadian Shield; Labrador; Sudbury; Raglan; Thompson
Lat/Long WENS-102.0000 -60.0000 64.0000 40.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; tectonics; mineral deposits; modelling; mineral exploration; metals; chromium; iron; titanium; vanadium; nickel; copper; ore mineral genesis; mineralization; ore controls; metallogeny; metallogenic provinces; geological history; tectonic history; tectonic setting; tectonic evolution; tectonostratigraphic zones; continental crust; mantle; magmatism; intrusions; sills; dykes; lava flows; bedrock geology; basement geology; lithology; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; volcanic rocks; mafic rocks; ultramafic rocks; mineral occurrences; mines; mining activities; mining properties; production; Archean; Superior Province; McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt; Bird River Domain; Uchi Domain; Oxford-Stull Domain; La Grande Rivière Domain; Eastmain Domain; Wawa-Abitibi Terrane; North Caribou Terrane; Hudson Bay Terrane; Abitibi Greenstone Belt; Baie Chapus Intrusion; Pipestone Deposit; Precambrian
Illustrationspie charts; location maps; geoscientific sketch maps; tables; geochemical plots
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) Knowledge Management Coordination
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) Nickel-copper-PGE-chromium ore systems - architecture - Cr-bearing systems
Released2019 03 01
AbstractThis research activity investigates the metal endowments of magmatic ore deposits across the Superior Province in order to identify key metallogenic provinces and to develop an integrated genetic/exploration model. Almost all chromium deposits, including the world-class deposits in the McFaulds Lake greenstone belt (a.k.a. 'Ring of Fire'), are located in the northern part of the Superior Province, predominantly within the Meso- to Neoarchean supracrustal successions of the Bird River-Uchi-Oxford-Stull-La Grande Rivière-Eastmain domains, whereas the vast majority of the Ni-Cu-PGE deposits are located within the Wawa-Abitibi terrane. In this contribution, we present an initial compilation of chromium, Ni-Cu-PGE and Fe-Ti-V deposits hosted by ultramafic to mafic intrusions/flows in the Superior Province.
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The Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) is directed towards providing next generation knowledge and methods to facilitate more effective targeting of buried mineral deposits. The program aims to enhance the effectiveness of exploration for Canada's major mineral systems by resolving foundational geoscience problems that constrain the geological processes responsible for the liberation metals from their source region, transportation of these ore metals and control their eventual deposition. TGI supports projects on gold, Ni-Cr-PGE, porphyry-style mineralization, uranium and volcanic- and sedimentary-hosted base metal mineralization ore systems, with each project divided into subprojects focused on resolving specific knowledge gaps by integrating data and studies from multiple sites across Canada. Herein, we present interim results and interpretations from a selection of the research activities currently being conducted under the auspices of TGI.

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