Project Metadata

Liverman, D.

1992-1993

Eastern Labrador Trough till sampling survey carried out in 1992



Project Description

The Labrador Trough extends from Labrador City into northern Quebec and has been the site of mining and exploration for over 40 years.  Work by the Newfoundland Geological Survey has indicated that this area shows high potential for PGE and sediment-hosted massive sulphide mineralization.  Much of the area is covered with thick Quaternary sediments so drift prospecting methods will have to be incorporated into exploration activities.  Regional and detailed mapping and till sampling was carried out in 1992 in the Cavers Lake-Hollinger Lake area in western Labrador to help identify mineral occurrences in this part of the Labrador Trough.  The data are published in Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File 23J/0303.

In 2003, sixty samples were selected for reanalysis for platinum group elements and these data are published in Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File LAB 23J/0332.

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Till sampling survey, 23J/9, 16, western Labrador, 1992. (more)

Project Funding

Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy

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