Geoscience

Geological Survey Short Course Presentations

The following presentations were given at the Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention and were published with permission and as provided by the authors. All available presentations are in PDF.

Years Available:

2009
2008
2007

 

2009

Geoscientific Presentation PRES2009-26

Drift Exploration in Manitoba: short course presentations given at the Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Short Course presentations cover drift exploration principles and methods as well as examples for a variety of commodities including base and precious metals, uranium and diamonds in glaciated terrains in Manitoba. Topics include indicator-mineral methods in mineral exploration, glacial processes, ice flow and dispersal trains, surficial sediment types, sampling and sample processing methods, and remote predictive mapping applications, all backed by case studies from Manitoba.

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2008

Geoscientific Presentation PRES2008-16

Gold in Manitoba: short course presentations given at the Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, November 20, 2008

Orogenic lode gold deposits account for a significant proportion of worldwide gold production and remain an attractive target for the global exploration industry. In Manitoba, orogenic lode gold deposits are found in the regionally extensive accretionary orogenic belts of the Archean Superior Province and the Paleoproterozoic Trans-Hudson orogen. Ongoing exploration and research are providing new insights into the tectonothermal evolution of these deposit-hosting terranes, as well as practical parameters to guide the search for new deposits. By incorporating discussions of the regional tectonic settings, structural controls, geochemical signatures and associated alterations, this short course will provide attendees with an overview of current metallogenic models for orogenic lode gold. Also included will be an analysis and overview of orogenic lode gold deposits in Manitoba.

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2007

Geoscientific Presentation PRES2007-18

Exploring for volcanic massive sulphide deposits: short course presentations given at the Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, November 15, 2007

Geological understanding of volcanic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits continues to evolve with on-going seafloor studies complimented by research projects targetting well-preserved ancient deposits such as those occurring in the Paleoproterozoic Flin Flon Belt. Presentations by experts will provide an up-to-date synthesis of the geological setting of VMS deposits as well as innovative VMS exploration techniques that span regional to deposit-scale methods. The course draws on, but is not confined to, collaborative industry-university-government research projects carried out in the Flin Flon area over the past several years.

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