Project Metadata

McClenaghan, M.B.


Northeastern Ontario till sampling survey, 1993-1996

Project Description

Closely-spaced till samples were collected around 5 known Archean lode gold deposits in 1993-1996.  The objectives of the project were 1) to document the nature of gold grain, multi-element geochemical and pebble lithological signatures in till associated with the gold deposits; 2) to demonstrate the use of till gold grain and geochemical methods in detecting gold mineralization in the Timmins area; 3) to compare the effectiveness of different size fractions of till for gold exploration; and 4) to examine the natural geochemical signatures in till around gold deposits from an environmental perspective.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3707.

Survey History

1Till sampling survey NTS 42A, northeastern Ontario, 1993-1996. (more)

Project Funding

Canada - Ontario Subsidiary Agreement on Northern Ontario Development (1991-1995); Geological Survey of Canada

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