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TitleNeoproterozoic-hosted Carlin-type mineralization in central Yukon, part 1: regional- to prospect-scale geological controls
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorPinet, N; Sack, P; Mercier-Langevin, P; Colpron, M; Lavoie, DORCID logo; Dubé, B; Brake, V I
SourceTargeted Geoscience Initiative 5: contributions to the understanding of Canadian gold systems; by Mercier-Langevin, P (ed.); Lawley, C J MORCID logo (ed.); Castonguay, SORCID logo (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8712, 2020 p. 281-297, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5: contributions to the understanding of Canadian gold systems
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
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Subjectseconomic geology; tectonics; regional geology; structural geology; stratigraphy; geophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; mineral deposits; gold; sedimentary ore deposits; ore mineral genesis; mineralization; ore controls; structural controls; models; mineral exploration; exploration guidelines; drillholes; tectonic setting; orogenesis; magmatism; burial history; hydrothermal systems; fluid flow; traps; veins; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; limestones; siltstones; shales; dolostones; diamictites; mudstones; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; gabbros; structural features; faults; faults, thrust; faults, extension; faults, reverse; faults, normal; faults, transform; folds; anticlines; synclines; fractures; bedding planes; geophysical interpretations; magnetic interpretations; total field magnetics; gravity interpretations; bouguer gravity; seismic interpretations; seismic velocities; anomalies; lithostratigraphy; geometric analyses; Canadian Cordillera; Neoproterozoic; Nadaleen Trend; Ogilvie Platform; Selwyn Basin; Dawson Fault; Rackla Group; Nadaleen Formation; Gametrail Formation; Blueflower Formation; Tintina Fault; Mackenzie River Magnetic Anomaly; Richardson Fault Array; Kathleen Lakes Fault; Conrad Prospect; Sunrise Prospect; Anubis Prospect; Nadaleen Fault; Rackla Belt; Hay Creek Group; Osiris Fault; Old Cabin Formation; Algae Formation; Ice Brook Formation; Phanerozoic; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Carboniferous; Devonian; Ordovician; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationstables; geoscientific sketch maps; geochronological charts; location maps; flow diagrams; geophysical profiles; cross-sections; lithologic sections; equal-area stereonet projections; plots; photographs; 3-D diagrams
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-5) Gold ore systems
Released2020 06 11; 2023 03 17
AbstractIn central Yukon, sediment-hosted gold mineralized zones have similar characteristics to Carlin-type deposits in Nevada. However, it remains unclear if exploration models applied to the southwest United States similarly apply to the Canadian Cordillera. This contribution tackles that knowledge gap by reviewing the regional- to prospect-scale setting of mineralized zones found in the Nadaleen trend, Yukon. Carlin-type gold-bearing zones in central Yukon are located near the boundary between the Ogilvie platform to the northeast and the Selwyn Basin to the southwest. This shelf-to-basin transition is marked in part by the Dawson fault, which is likely a long-lived, deep-seated structure that influenced sedimentation and younger structural history. Gold-mineralized zones are mainly hosted in two Neoproterozoic limestone units (informally known as the Conrad and Osiris limestones of the Nadaleen and Gametrail formations, respectively) and in Paleozoic siltstones. In the Nadaleen trend, the structural style is complex; the strata generally dip more steeply than in classic fold-and-thrust belts and faults bear a significant strike-slip component. Neoproterozoic-hosted gold ore zones are mostly concordant with bedding in complexly shaped anticlines. Gold mineralization is significantly younger than the main intrusion-related gold mineralizing event in the northern Selwyn Basin.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The main objective of phase 5 (2015-2020) of Natural Resources Canada and Geological Survey of Canada's Targeted Geoscientific Initiative (TGI) program was to generate new knowledge, methodologies and models to enhance the exploration industry's ability to detect buried ore deposits. This synthesis volume contains 20 individual papers that discuss craton to deposit-scale characteristics of auriferous deposits, plus some support material pertaining to the TGI-5 Gold project.

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