Bedrock Mapping, U-Pb Geochronology, Metallogeny, Sedimentology and Structural Evolution Studies of the Western Margin of the Rae Craton, Nonacho Lake Area (NTS 75F), Northwest Territories

Presenter:

 

Edith Martel – edith_martel @gov.nt.ca

 
 

Authors:

 
E. Martel – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
R. Canam – Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
B. Neil – University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
K. Landry – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
A. Terekhova – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
A. Roy-Garand – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
J. Lockie – Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
H. Falck – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
S. Pehrsson – Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
E. Adlakha – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
J. Hanley – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
A. Ielpi – Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
T. Chacko – University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
D. Gibson – Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
B. Knox – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
D. Kellett – Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
D. Regis – Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
 

Summary:

 

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey completed the third field season of a multidisciplinary geoscience project in the Nonacho Lake area, 300 km southeast of Yellowknife. In the study area, rocks of the western margin of the Rae craton are exposed. The tectonic history of the Rae craton is poorly understood and the quantity and quality of baseline geological information for this area is not sufficient to adequately assess the mineral potential. The multifaceted Nonacho project includes bedrock mapping at 1:250 000 scale, combined with sedimentology, geochronology, isotopic and petrological studies, and investigations of hydrothermal polymetallic (Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag) and uranium mineralisation.

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