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McClenaghan, M.B.


Pine Point Indicator Mineral Project, Northwest Territories, 2010-2011.

Project Description

During the summers of 2010 and 2011, till, stream sediment and bedrock samples were collected in the Pine Point area, Northwest Territories to document the indicator mineral signatures of Mississippi Valley-Type (MVT) deposits.  Pine Point deposits were chosen as MVT indicator mineral test sites because:  the deposits and district geology are well known; the deposits subcrop and thus were exposed to direct glacial erosion; the deposits are till-covered; and, the deposits are easily accessible by road.

The following open files were published:


Sample Type GSC Open File Contents
Bedrock, stream sediment, till 7267 Raw indicator mineral abundance data
Till 7320 Geochemistry
Till and bedrock 7423 Indicator minerals


Geochemical data for the stream sediment samples will be published in a subsequent open file.

Survey History

1Till sampling survey, NTS 85A, B, Pine Point district, Northwest Territories, 2010-2011. (more)

Project Funding

Funding was provided by the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program.  Teck Resources Limited provided financial support as part of a GEM NSERC-CRD (collaborative research and development grant).

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