Magmatic Platinum Group Element Environments in Canada:
Present and Future Exploration Target Areas

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Extended Abstract

The Elements

Layered Intrusions

      Stratiform PGE Mineralization

            * Sulphide Association

                  Muskox Intrusion

                  Fox River Sill

                  Mechanic intrusion

                  Crystal Lake Intrusion

            * Chromite Association

                  Bird River Sill

                  Big Trout Lake

                  Menerik Complex

                  Puddy Lake

      Contact-Type PGE Mineralization

            * East Bull, Agnew, River Valley

            * Lac des Iles

            * Muskox, Fox River Sill, Crystal Lake

      New Opportunities


Flood Basalt Magmatism

      Continental

            * Midcontinent Rift Magmatism

            * Nipissing Magmatism

            * Franklin Magmatism

            * Muskox-Coppermine-Mackenzie Magmatism

      Oceanic

            * Triassic Wrangellia Magmatism

      New Opportunities


Komatiitic Magmatism

      Circum-Superior Magmatism

            * Cape Smith (Ungava Belt)

            * Fox River Belt

            * Thompson Nickel Belt

            * Labrador Trough

New Opportunities

            * Goyot

            * Woodburn-Prince Albert Group

            * Hearne Province

            *Winnipegosis Belt


Greenstone – Gneiss Belt Magmatism

            * Gordon Lake

            * Namew Lake

            * Rottonstone?

            * LaRonge-Lynn Lake & Flin Flon

            * McBratney Lake

      New Opportunities


Alkalic Magmatism

      Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusions

            * Chromitiite Association (Zoned Alaskan Intrusions)

            * Sulphide Association

                        Salt Chuck

                        Caldwell Complex

                        Quetico Intrusions

      Felsic Intrustions

                        Entwine

                        Coryell

                        Dobbin

      New Opportunities


Orogenic Magmatism

      St. Stephen – Mechanic (Tholeiitic)

      Giant Mascot (Calc-Alkalic)


Impact Related Magmatism

      Sudbury Igneous Complex

      Others


Future Targets


References

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