TGI-4 Indicator Mineral Research Project, 2010-2015
Few studies have been published that document indicator mineral signatures of intrusion-hosted W-Mo deposits, and none that document indicator mineral signatures of Sb mineralization. To address these knowledge gaps, till, stream sediment and bedrock samples were collected around the Sisson W-Mo deposit and the Mont Pleasant Sn-W-Mo-Bi-In deposit (till and bedrock only) in New Brunswick. One bedrock sample was collected from a surface trench at the Little River Sb occurrence in south-central Newfoundland.
The objectives of this project are: 1) to determine the indicator minerals and their trace element signatures that are indicative of intrusion-hosted W-Mo deposits; 2) to establish practical methods for their recovery from glacial sediments and their identification that can be routinely applied in W-Mo exploration in glaciated terrain; and 3) to provide preliminary insights into the physical appearance, size, and abundance of Sb-rich minerals which will help in the future identification of Sb-rich indicator minerals in unconsolidated surficial sediments.
The following open files have been published:
|Commodity||GSC Open File||Content of Open File|
|W-Mo||7387||Abundance data for Sisson bedrock, till and stream sediments|
|W-Mo||7431||Indicator mineral signatures of Sisson: bedrock|
|W-Mo||7467||Indicator mineral signatures of Sisson: till|
|Sb||7615||Indicator mineral abundance data for one bedrock sample (Little River, NL)|
Indicator mineral content of bedrock
Till geochemical signatures
Indicator mineral signatures of till
|1||Lithogeochemical, till, and stream sediment and water survey, Sisson deposit area, New Brunswick, 2011-2012. (more)|
|2||Lithogeochemical sample, 1M/13 du SNRC, Little River area, south-central Newfoundland, 2012. (more)|
|3||Till and bedrock survey, Mount Pleasant area, southwest New Brunswick, 2012 (more)|
The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI-4; 2010-2015) is a collaborative federal geoscience program that provides industry with the next generation of geoscience knowledge and innovative techniques, which will result in more effective targeting of buried mineral deposits.
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