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TitleWhole-rock lithogeochemistry along drill core through the gold-bearing Whale Tail zone, Amaruq deposit, Churchill Province, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorMercier-Langevin, P; Lauzon, M -C; Bécu, V; Lauzière, K; Côté-Mantha, O
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8708, 2020, 2 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Whole-rock lithogeochemistry of the upper Rouyn-Pelletier Formation, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel®)
AreaWhale Lake; Mammoth Lake
Lat/Long WENS -96.7269 -96.6747 65.4186 65.3950
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; mineralogy; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; mineral deposits; gold; lithogeochemistry; geochemical analyses; whole rock geochemistry; trace element geochemistry; major element geochemistry; spectrometric analyses; neutron activation analyses; atomic absorption analyses; gravimetric analyses; drill core analyses; assays; infrared spectral analyses; ignition tests; host rocks; alteration; Archean; Canadian Shield; Churchill Province; Rae Domain; Amaruq Deposit; Whale Tail Zone; Paleoproterozoic; Precambrian; Proterozoic
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) Gold ore systems
Released2020 04 07
This report releases whole-rock geochemical and assay results of 19 samples from drill core ddh IVR14-158 that cuts across the Whale Tail zone of the Amaruq gold deposit in Nunavut. These samples were collected in 2015 as part of a GSC- and Agnico Eagle Mines-supported B.Sc. thesis study (Lauzon, 2017) at the Université Laval, Quebec. Research on the Whale Tail Gold zone was conducted under subproject 2 of the Gold project. The lithogeochemical data is presented in a format easily importable into a geographic information system (GIS) application. Samples were collected from one drill core interval to document the chemistry of the host units and alteration zones, and to document ore mineralogy and chemistry. Sample information and geochemical results are presented in Appendices 1 and 2 (worksheet 'Results'), respectively. The results worksheet is from one data report from 2016.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) is a collaborative federal geoscience program that provides the industry with the next generation of geoscience knowledge and innovative techniques to better detect buried mineral deposits, thereby reducing some of the risks of mineral exploration. As part of TGI-5, a section through the gold-bearing Whale Tail zone, Churchill Province, in Nunavut was examined through a BSc thesis by the senior author in collaboration with the Université Laval and Agnico Eagle Mines limited. During the study, 19 samples were collected and analyzed at ActLabs, to characterize the geological setting, ore geochemistry and alteration footprint of the gold mineralization along the drill hole. This open file contains the geochemical results and related information associated to these samples.

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