Project Metadata

McMartin, I.

2005-2010

Flin Flon Project, Manitoba-Saskatchewan TGI, Quaternary component, 2005-2010



Project Description

The object of the Quaternary component of the Flin Flon project is to outline regions with potential mineralization, identify areas for more detailed drift sampling, and to provide the geological frame work for implementation of successful detailed drift prospecting programs.  By providing a trans-jurisdiction compilation and synthesis of till composition, a regional ice-flow interpretation, and a surficial geology compilation at 1:500 000 scale, the geoscience knowledge of the targeted established mining districts will be improved.

In 1974 to 1980, B and C-horizon soils were collected in the Precambrian Shield area of northern Saskatchewan in a large reconnaissance survey by the Saskatchewan Research Council, under contract to the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.  In 2007 and 2008, and as part of the TGI project, archived C-horizon samples from the reconnaissance survey have been analysed and published along with the previously unpublished B-horizon data, as detailed below.  In 2007 and 2008, new samples were also collected:

 

Area Collection Year Publication Contents

Glennie,

Kisseynew and Flin Flon

domains, SK

1974-1980

OF 5464/Sask OF 2007-13

and part of compilation GSC OF 7064

C horizon samples (not previously analysed or published)

B horizon samples (analysed but previously unpublished)

La Ronge and Rottenstone domains, SK 1974-1980

OF 5799/Sask OF 2008-1

and part of compilation GSC OF 7064

C horizon samples (not previously analysed or published)

B horizon samples (analysed but previously unpublished)

Eastern

Kisseynew belt, MB

2007 OF 7064 Data for new till samples

Settee Lake, Black Bear

Island Lake, SK

2008 OF 7064 Data for new till samples and till from resampled anomalous sites (Ofs 5464 + 5799)

 

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Soil sampling, survey, NTS 63, 64, 73, 74, northern Saskatchewan, 1974-1980. (more)
2Till sampling survey, NTS 73P/10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 63M/12, central Saskatchewan, 2008. (more)
3Till sampling survey, NTS 63J, K, N, O, P, 64A, B, C, eastern Kisseynew belt, central Manitoba, 2007. (more)

Project Funding

The Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (2005-2010) program focused on base metal reserves in established mining communities. TGI-3 provides integrated geoscience knowledge pertaining to areas of high base metal potential, with the intent of stimulating private-sector resource exploration. TGI is, by definition, a partnership program, delivered in collaboration with provincial geological surveys with participation by industry and universities (from http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/about/current-program/targeted-geoscience/previous-initiatives/3722).

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