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Northern Manitoba

 

Rare metals and REE (Southern Indian Lake)

Project Status: Completed (2016)

 

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Principal investigators:
Tania Martins

Partnered with:
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Location:
Southern Indian Lake (and South Bay), Thorsteinson Lake
64G08, 09; 64B11; 64H03, 04, 05, 06

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

The main objective of this project is to characterize in detail the pegmatites from Southern Indian Lake (including South Bay) and investigate their potential to host rare metal element mineralization. Part of this project is also to describe and characterize the Thorsteinson fluorine granite.

Methodology:

  • Conduct detailed outcrop mapping of these pegmatites and florine granite;
  • Extensive sampling for thin section, mineralogical, geochemical, and isotopic studies;
  • Petrographic and mineralogy studies.

 

Benefits:

Better knowledge of the mineralogy, whole rock geochemistry and age of the pegmatites and Thorsteinson granite. Knowledge of the rare metal potential of these occurrences could possibly open doors for exploration.

 

Completed outputs:

2015-2016

Martins, T. 2016: South Bay pegmatitie field; Rare Metals in Manitoba, URL <http://www.gov.mb.ca/iem/geo/raremetals/pdfs/southbay.pdf> [November 2016].

2014-2015

Martins, T. 2014: Columbite group minerals from the South Bay pegmatites, Manitoba, Canada; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, volume 46, No. 6, p. 695. (abstract and oral presentation)

2013-2014

Martins, T. and Kremer, P.D. 2013: Rare-metals scoping study of the Trans-Hudson orogen, Manitoba (parts of NTS 64G3–6, 8, 9, 64B11); in Report of Activities 2013, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 114–122.

Martins, T. and Kremer, P.D. 2013: Rare Metals in the Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2013, oral presentation.

Martins, T. and Kremer, P.D. 2013: Rare Metals in the Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2013, poster presentation.

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