Survey Metadata

Till, Bedrock, Indicator minerals

Ontario

2006

Till and lithogeochemical survey, NTS 41I/10, 11, 14, Broken Hammer occurrence, Sudbury, Ontario, 2006.





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Survey Description


In the summer of 2006, till and bedrock samples were collected around the Broken Hammer Cu-Ni-PGE occurrence in Wisner Township, 30 km north of Sudbury. Ontario.  A total of 15 bedrock samples were collected for recovery of indicator minerals to document the indicator mineral signatures of the host rocks and mineralization for comparisons with mineralogy and geochemistry of till.  A total of 38 till samples were collected for indicator mineral analysis.  Sites included sections, trenches, clearings and road cuts.

The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7388.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McClenaghan, M.B., Paulen, R., Ames, D., Spirito, W., Adcock, S., Averill, S., Layton-Matthews, D., Budulan, G., Hicken, A., Parkhill, M., Matile, G. (2011). Indicator mineral signatures of base metal deposits: examples from TGI3 and GEM research. In Mineral Exploration Roundup 2011, presentations, p. 1-28. (more)
2 McClenaghan, M.B., Ames, D.E. (2013). Indicator mineral abundance data for bedrock and till from the footwall-type Cu-Ni-PGE Broken Hammer occurrence, Sudbury, Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7388, 12 p. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
46.6292° 46.8274° -81.4024° -80.9991°

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

  • Covers a small part of NTS 41I/14 (Venetian Lake) 6 km north of the Broken Hammer occurrence near Sudbury, Ontario.  The study area is located approximately 3.5 km southwest of the town of Sellwood and 36 km north of Sudbury.

  • Covers a small part of NTS 41I/14 (Venetian Lake) around the Broken Hammer occurrence in Wisner Township, 30 km north of Sudbury.  The study area is located approximately 0.5 km west of Blueberry Lake.

  • Covers parts of NTS 41I/10 (Capreol; 1 sample), 41I/11 (Chelmsford) and /14 (Venetian Lake) approximately 2 km southwest of the Broken Hill occurrence near Sudbury, Ontario.  The study area lies between Frappier Lake and Towerman’s Lake in the west and Blueberry Lake and Tank Lake to the east.

  • Covers a very small part of NTS 41I/11 (Chelmsford; 1 sample) in the area of the McCreedy west PM zone, near Levack, Ontario. It is located approximately 30 km southwest of the Broken Hammer occurrence and lies between the towns of Levack and Onaping.

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