Crustal scale controls on gold and base metals in the southern Superior Craton

Friday, March 5, 2021 -
Friday, March 12, 2021
6.5 hours of on-demand content available as of Friday, March 5

LIVE discussion and Q&A: Friday, March 12, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

ORGANIZER: Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Laurentian University

The short course will focus on the gold and base metal endowment of Archean greenstone belts within the Abitibi and Wabigoon terranes of the Superior Craton at regional to deposit scales utilizing integrated 4D architectural interpretations derived from surface geology, geochronology, and geophysical surveys. The course will highlight new results from Metal Earth research program where in excess of 1,000 km of reflection seismic, magnetotelluric and gravity surveys have provided some of the highest resolution crustal imaging across transects of up to 130 km and regional scale isotopic research projects. Crustal geophysical models are complemented by craton to transect scales studies emphasizing integration of field, laboratory, geochemical and isotopic results providing new insights into the geological and metallogenic framework of Archean granite-greenstone terranes, their relationship to metasedimentary terranes, the mantle reservoirs and the architecture of the conduits controlling endowment via upward migration of melts and mineralizing hydrothermal fluids.

Using 8 key researchers from MERC's Metal Earth Program, the short course will highlight key features influencing endowment in two highly productive Archean greenstone-granite terranes of the southern Superior craton. These insights are based on state-of-the-art crustal scale integration of geology and geophysics from 6 transects across gold and base metal mining districts in the Abitibi and Wabigoon sub-provinces from both Ontario and Quebec. Each terrane session will have an introductory presentation to update attendees on their tectonic setting within the Superior craton by highlighting new isotopic data including uranium-lead ages, hafnium and oxygen isotopes.

Lucy Mathieu, Université du Québec
David Mole, Laurentian University
Kate Rubingh, Laurentian University
Zsuzsanna Toth, Laurentian University
Taus Jøergensen, Laurentian University
Katarina Bjorkman, Consultant
Ben Frieman, Laurentian University
Chong Ma, Laurentian University

PREREQUISITE: BSc in geology/geophysics

$450 member
$550 non member
$150 student
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Crustal scale controls on gold and base metals in the southern Superior Craton

6.5 hours of on-demand content available everyday from Friday, March 5 - Thursday, March 11
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crustal scale controls on gold and base metals in the southern Superior Craton (Live Q&A)

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