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Flin Flon Project

Targeted Geoscience Initiative III
(TGI III)

 
Overview and objectives:

The TGI-III Flin Flon project has 3 major subcomponents, encompassing three priority aspects (see below).

The Tier One (highest priority, lowest risk) subcomponent focuses on base-metal rich portions of the Glennie-Flin Flon-Snow Lake district, and will include geoscience directly related to the extending existing reserves of base metals and elucidating new occurrences in the district; specifically

  1. a 1:10,000 bedrock map of the Flin Flon VMS camp and supporting geoscience studies including stratigraphy, volcanic architecture and structure in the Flin Flon and Snow Lake district (target release Winter 2009);
     
  2. a camp-scale 3D knowledge cube underpinned by a 2D seismic study and subsurface geochemical, stratigraphic and structure data incorporated from existing HudBay drilling (target release March 2010);
     
  3. airborne surveys of part the southern Glennie domain (Deschambault Lake, released 2006) and northern Hanson Lake block (target release Fall 2008) Saskatchewan and remote predictive interpretation maps based on integration of the airborne surveys with targeted new mapping.
     
  4. supporting ore mineralogy, sulphide geochemistry, and isotopic studies.
     
  5. new remote predictive synthesis maps of the SubPhanerozoic extensions of the Glennie-Flin Flon-Snow Lake district .

The Tier Two (second priority, moderate risk) subcomponent will focus on regional Trans-Hudson base metal potential and includes

  1. magmatic Ni-PGE–potential and lithogeochemistry-isotopic studies of selected targets the northern and western Lynn Lake and La Ronge greenstone belts;
     
  2. synthesis of the surficial geology of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including supporting till geochemical analyses, airphoto interpretation and targeted surficial mapping (target release March 2010);
     
  3. airborne surveys in the Wuskwatim Lake-Notigi area, west of Thompson, MB (release 2006); Notigi-Nelson House (release June 2008), associated targeted field mapping and supporting isotopic and geochemical analyses, resulting in new 1:100,000 maps of the eastern Kisseynew belt (final maps 2010);
     
  4. an airborne survey in the Partridge Breast area, north of Leaf Rapids, MB (target release Fall 2008) and updated bedrock geological maps of the Lynn Lake-Partridge Breast area (target release end 2009).

The Tier Three (third priority, highest risk) subcomponent will focus on development of Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold till geochemical indicators through a collaborative project with TGI-3’s Deep Search methods project.

Study Area

Flin Flon tiers

Responsibilities, Duration and Budgets

Abbreviations: GSC: Geological Survey of Canada; SIR: Saskatchewan Industry and Resources; STEM: Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines and other partners; HBED: Hudson Bay Exploration and Development

GSC Project Leader: Sally Pehrsson (Pehrsson@NRCan.gc.ca)

Steering Committee: GSC: Sally Pehrsson, Simon Hanmer; STEM: Ric Syme; SIR: Gary Delaney; HBED: Kelly Gilmore; Laurentian University: Harold Gibson; Independent Nickel: Richard Murphy: Steering committee members are responsible for the financial management and co-ordination of the project

Subproject Leaders:
Tier One Flin Flon 2D map: Rene-Luce Simard, STEM
Tier One knowledge cube: Ernst Scheteslaar, GSC
Tier One SubPhanerozoic maps: Rene-Luce Simard, STEM and Kate MacLaughlan, SIR
Tier Two Regional Metallogeny and Deschambault RPM: David Corrigan, GSC
Tier Two East Kisseynew: John Percival, GSC, and Herman Zwanzig, STEM
Tier Two Quaternary: Isabelle McMartin, GSC
Tier Two: Partridge Breast compilation and synthesis: STEM, Paul Kremer
Tier Three: IOCG till geochemistry pilot project: Isabelle McMartin and Louise Corriveau, GSC
Industry Partners: Industry Partners are companies that are supporting TGI-III Flin FLon subprojects through either direct funding or in kind support (data sharing, logistical support etc. ) or both.

Industry Partners: Industry Partners are companies that are supporting TGI-III Flin FLon subprojects through either direct funding or in kind support (data sharing, logistical support etc. ) or both.

Company Subproject
 
HBED Flin Flon Knowledge cube/2D map/Quaternary studies/Snow Lake studies/SubPhanerozoic RPM maps
 
Independent Nickel Regional Ni metallogeny Lynn Lake
 
Halo Resources Regional VMS metallogeny-Sherridon camp
 
Exploration Syndicate SubPhanerozoic RPM map
Student theses:

Completed:
Crystal Laflamme: BSc. Acadia , Petrography of Gold-rich intersections in the 777 mine ore.

Ongoing:
Jenny Byron, MSc. Laurentian University, GoCad reconstruction of the Flin Flon-Callinan-777 deposits
Eilidh Cole, MSc. Laurentian University. Volcanic history and environment of the Schist and Mandy VMS deposits, Flin Flon camp, Manitoba
Alexander Duxbury, BSc. Carleton University Multi-Component 2D Reflection Seismic Processing Across a VMS Mine Site; Flin Flon, Manitoba
Simon Gagne. PhD. McGill University, The impact of metamorphism on massive sulphide mineralization and associated precious metal content: Chisel North deposit, Manitoba
Martha Growdon, PhD, Indiana University, Regional granulite-facies metamorphism in the northeastern Kisseynew Domain, Manitoba
Nagarju Karlapalem MSc. Laurentian University, Stratigraphy, stucture and metamorphic history of VMS deposits within the Sherridon Structure, Manitoba
David Lewis, MSc. Laurentian University: Structural Investigations of Millrock Hill and the Hinge Zone of the Beaver Road Anticline, Creighton, Saskatchewan

Vacant, funding available

  1. MSc. Laurentian University. Piercey/Gibson Relationship between the Cliff Lake subvolcanic pluton and the Hook Lake Block, Manitoba.

  2. Phd. Ottawa University. Hannington/Ames Tectonistratigraphic ore signatures: Hanson- Flin Flon-Snow Lake belt.
Budget:

Flin Flon TGI-3 Budget breakdown by year and subproject (in K)

 

 

60% MB

100% MB

100% MB

100% MB

30% MB

50% MB

50% first 2 year, 100 coming

60% MB

MB total not including internal services

 

Internal Services*

Flin Flon camp'

Snow Lake-East Kisseynew camp

Sherridon study

Lynn Lake study

Quaternary study

Regional metallogeny^#

Regional aeromag~

Deep Search"

Total budget

Total year 1

20

36

 

 

 

9

30

232

 

600

 

Total year 2

28

480

110

 

30

9

55

 

25

709

 

Total year 3

92

84

40

30

20

24

22.5

269

5

494.5

 

Notional year 4

113

116.4

 

35

110

21

37.5

347

10

676.9

 

Total to date

253

716.4

150

65

160

63

145

848

40

2480.4

 

% total budget

10.19996775

28.88243832

6.047411708

2.62054507

6.450572488

2.539912917

5.845831318

34.18803419

1.612643122

 

 

Notes

* travel/data management/software/hardware/publishing/isotopic/geochemical analyses across all subprojects

^ Hanson-Partridge Breast-FF-Snow Lake district ore sulphide geochemistry and tectonic setting studies

# Targeted tectonostratigraphic investigations in the Deschambault, Wapawekka, Osik, Brabant, McIlvenna, Deep Bay areas

~ Wuskwatim, East Kisseynew, Notigi, North Hanson, Deschambault and Partridge Breast high resolution aeromagnetic surveys, NH is paired radiometric; EK, NH are about to be released; PB is tendered

" IOCG pilot till geochemistry study and subPhanerozoic geochemical vectoring study

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