Geology, Mineralogy, and Genesis of the Little Deer Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) Deposit, Springdale, Newfoundland
Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) copper-zinc-lead-(gold-silver) deposits have been and are important contributors to the provincial economy of Newfoundland and Labrador (e.g., Duck Pond, Buchans) and Canada (e.g., Noranda, Flin Flon, Bathurst), helping build Canada's nation. This research project is aimed at understanding the Little Deer VMS deposit near Springdale, Newfoundland. The research is aimed at understanding the rock chemistry, minerals present, and their compositions to evaluate the setting, nature, and origin of economic mineralization. The project is aimed at creating a better understanding of the Little Deer deposit and create new geological, mineralogical, and chemical tools that will help in the exploration and development of the Little Deer deposit and other similar types of deposits in both Newfoundland and Labrador and globally. The results may help in creating new and revised genetic models for VMS deposit genesis, and increasing exploration efficiency and the potential identification of new resources in Newfoundland and Labrador and globally.
01 Jan 2010
31 Dec 2012
Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas)
NSERC, Cornerstone Resources, Thundermin Resources
Strategic Research Theme
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources