Preliminary Exploration Database for Platinum Group Elements (PGE) in Manitoba

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D.C. Peck1, P. Theyer2, L.J. Hulbert3, J. Xiong1, M.A.F. Fedikow1 and H.D.M. Cameron2

1 Manitoba Geological Survey, 360-1395 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 3P2
2 Manitoba Geological Survey, 59 Elizabeth Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1X4
3 Mineral Deposits Division, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8

This Open File Report OF2000-5 (CD-ROM) is a preliminary release of an exploration database for platinum-group elements (PGEs) in Manitoba. It provides a compilation of geological and geochemical data for over 200 mafic and ultramafic intrusions in Manitoba that will aid in exploration for PGE. The report also includes new PGE data for black shales in Manitoba – a potential, future source for these metals.

The geochemical data should be used to establish background PGE and base metal abundances and trends and for geochemical classification of the intrusions. For a few of the occurrences, PGE data for mineralized (e.g. disseminated to massive sulphides) samples has been provided.

The current release provides a starting point for companies and individuals that are interested in exploring the Province’s many mafic and ultramafic intrusions for PGE and Cu-Ni sulphide mineralization.


Downloading the Report:

The complete PGE report contains the following files and can be downloaded :
(for more details see the Report Release Information)


Download all files to ensure complete success.

  1. ReadMe files: Introduction to the report, provided as a text file (.txt), a Microsoft Word® .doc and an Adobe® Illustrator® .pdf format.
  2. An index map - 0F2000-5.pdf (7428 KB) of occurrences that is hyperlinked to a text database, and
  3. Four tables of geochemical data (csv folder): Table 1, Table 2, Table 3 and Table 4.
  4. Figure 2: A .pdf showing the relative stratigraphic position of black-shale samples listed in Table 4.


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