Genesis of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) deposits, Slave Province, Nunavut, Canada

Lay Summary 

The Slave Geological Province in Nunavut, Canada, hosts some of Canada's largest undeveloped volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits and represent significant potential sources of Zn-Cu-Ag-(Pb-Au). This research is aimed at understanding the stratigraphic setting, structure, volcanic lithofacies, and hydrothermal alteration facies of various deposits (Izok Lake, Hood River, High Lake, High Lake East, and Gondor) within the Slave Province such as to provide 3D geological framework for the deposits. The research will also study the lithogeochemistry of rocks and ores, ore mineralogy, ore mineral chemistry, and S and Pb isotope systematics of the ores. The results will provide robust geological, exploration and genetic models for the VMS deposits of the Slave Province.

Departments 
Earth Sciences
Funding 
NSERC, NSERC IRC, MMG Ltd.
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Nunavut
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Themes 
Mining Industry
Earth Sciences
Industry Sectors 
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Support Activities for Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
Start date 
1 Jan 2013
End date 
31 Dec 2015