Survey Metadata

Till, Bedrock, Indicator minerals

Northwest Territories

2009

Till and lithogeochemical survey, NTS 85N, 86C, D, E, F, K, Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories, 2009-2010.





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Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Normandeau, P.-X., McMartin, I. (2013). Composition of till and bedrock across the Great Bear magmatic zone: Quaternary field database and analytical results from the GEM IOCG-Great Bear Project. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7307, 26 p. (more)

Survey Description


In 2009 and 2010, till and bedrock samples were collected at 270 sites around the Sue Dianne and NICO deposits and as well as at various showings in the Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories.  A total of 101 till samples were collected from hand dug pits at an average depth of 50 cm.  At each site, a ~3 kg sample (geochemistry) and a ~16 kg (heavy minerals) sample were collected.  A total of 71 1-3 kg bedrock samples were collected for indicator mineral processing.

The following open files were published:

 

GSC Open File Sample Type Data
7307 till geochemistry, heavy minerals
bedrock heavy minerals
7310 till, bedrock iron oxide composition
7319 bedrock petrographic characterization of apatite

 

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McMartin, I., Normandeau, P.X., Corriveau, L., Beaudoin, G., Jackson, S.E. (2010). Indicator mineral method development of IOCG exploration in glaciated terrain: an update from the IOCG-Great Bear project, NWT. In 38th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Abstracts of Talks and Posters, E. Palmer (compiler). Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, YKGSF Abstracts Volume 2010, p. 84-85. (more)
2 McMartin, I., Normandeau, P.X., Paquette, J., Beaudoing, G., Corriveau, L. (2011). Fingerprinting iron oxide copper-gold mineralization in the Great Bear magmatic zone using indicator mineral and till geochemical methods: highlights from the IOCG-Great Bear GEM project. In 39th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Abstracts of Talks and Posters, B.J. Fischer, D.M. Watson (compilers). Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, YKGSF Abstracts Volume 2011, p. 61-62. (more)
3 Normandeau, P.X., McMartin, I., Paquette, J., Corriveau, L. (2011). Drift prospecting applied to iron oxide copper gold exploration in the Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Abstracts Volume v. 36, p. 154. (more)
4 Normandeau, P.X., McMartin, I., Paquette, J., Corriveau, L. (2011). Drift prospecting applied to iron oxide copper gold exploration in the Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories, Canada. In Geohydro 2011, Proceedings of the joint meeting of the CANQUA and International Association of Hydrogeologists, Quebec City, August 2011, Doc-2128, 1 p. (more)
5 Normandeau, P.X., McMartin, I., Paquette, J., Corriveau, L. (2011). Till geochemical signatures of iron oxide copper gold mineralization in the Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories, Canada. In 39th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Abstracts of Talks and Posters, B.J. Fischer, D.M. Watson (compilers). Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, YKGSF Abstracts Volume 2011, p. 115-116. (more)
6 Dupuis, C., Sappin, A.-A., Pozza, M., Beaudoin, G., McMartin, I., McClenaghan, M.B. (2012). Iron oxide compositions in till and bedrock samples from the Sue-Dianne IOCG deposit, Northwest Territories and the Pipe Ni-Cu deposit, Manitoba. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7310, 8 p. (more)
7 Normandeau, P.-X., McMartin, I., Paquette, J., Corriveau, L., Montreuil, J.-F. (2012). Geochemical signatures of IOCG mineralization and alteration in till. In Goldschmidt 2012 Conference Abstracts, p. 1. (more)
8 Lypaczewski, P., Normandeau, P.-X., Paquette, J., McMartin, I. (2013).  Petrographic and cathodoluminescence characterization of apatite from the Sue-Dianne and Brooke IOCG mineralization systems, Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7319, 18 p. (more)
9 Normandeau, P.-X., McMartin, I. (2013). Composition of till and bedrock across the Great Bear magmatic zone: Quaternary field database and analytical results from the GEM IOCG-Great Bear Project. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7307, 26 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2008-2013 GEM Multiple Metals: Great Bear Magmatic Zone Project, Northwest Territories, 2008-2013. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63.5° 66.73° -118.44° -116.08°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers parts of NTS 85N (Marian River), 86C (Hardisty Lake), 86D (Rivière Grandin), 86E (Leith Peninsula), 86F (Calder River), and 86K (Sloan River) southeast of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories.  It is bounded to the northwest by Great Bear Lake and is located approximately 150 km northwest of Yellowknife.

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