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McMartin, I.; Corriveau, L.


GEM Multiple Metals: Great Bear Magmatic Zone Project, Northwest Territories, 2008-2013.

Project Description

The aim of the Multiple Metals: Great Bear Magmatic Zone project, part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, is to significantly modernize the geological framework of the Great Bear region (NWT) and to develop methodologies for exploring polymetallic iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits in the belt.

In 2007 an orientation study was carried out at the NICO deposit as part of the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 3 (TGI-3).  In 2009 and 2010, sampling was carried out as part of Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM).

The following open files were published:


Sampling Year Area Sample Type GSC Open File
2007 NICO (Au-Co-Bi-Cu) till, bedrock 6723
2009 + 2010 Sue Dianne (Cu-Ag-(Au)), NICO, multiple showings till, bedrock





Survey History

1Till and bedrock sampling survey, NTS 85N/10, NICO deposit, central Northwest Territories, 2007. (more)
2Till and lithogeochemical survey, NTS 85N, 86C, D, E, F, K, Great Bear magmatic zone, Northwest Territories, 2009-2010. (more)

Project Funding

The Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (2005-2010) program provides integrated geoscience knowledge pertaining to areas of high base metal potential, with the intent of stimulating private-sector resource exploration.

Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program will provide the geoscience knowledge necessary for private sector exploration companies to guide investment decision, as well as for government to inform land-use decisions such as the creation of parks and other protected areas. GEM is being delivered federally by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and the Polar Continental Shelf Project (PCSP), Earth Sciences Sector (ESS), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

SINED focuses on strengthening the driver sectors of the territorial economies, economic diversification and encouraging Northerners’ participation in the economy.

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