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Southeast Manitoba

 

Geology of the Bird River Belt

Project Status: Completed (2019)

 

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Principal investigators:
H. Paul Gilbert (retired), M. Duguet, Paul Kremer, C.A. Mealin

Partnered with:
University of Waterloo

Location:
Bird River Area, 52L5, 6

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

The main objective of this project is to update the existing geological map of the Bird River Belt, focusing on stratigraphy, structure, and new geochemical and geochronological data. This mapping will benefit from concurrent structural and mineralogical studies (University of Waterloo), leading to an enhanced new map and improved understanding of the geological history and economic potential of the belt.

Methodology:

  • Detailed 1:20 000 scale geological mapping that updates the previous 1:50 000 scale mapping done in 1970 to 1980;
  • Utilization of modern volcanological techniques and geochemical investigations to characterize and subdivide supracrustal rocks;
  • Collection of lithologic and petrographic data and structural information to improve the understanding both of the stratigraphy and deformation/metamorphic history; and
  • Investigation and documentation of mineral occurrences and their geotectonic setting, including evaluation of the mineral potential of the area.

 

Benefits:

Published data will constitute a resource for the mineral exploration industry, and assist in focusing exploration programs on terranes with the best potential. The data will also contribute toward a better overall understanding of the geologic history and economic potential of the Bird River greenstone belt.

 

Completed outputs:

2013–2014

Gilbert, H.P. 2013: Bird River greenstone belt, southeastern Manitoba: geological setting, stratigraphy and details of the principal felsic volcanic component (part of NTS 52L5, 6, 11 and 12); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2013, poster presentation.

2012–2013

Gilbert, H.P., 2012: Stratigraphy and tectonic setting of the Neoarchean arc volcanic rocks in the Bird River Belt, Manitoba, Canada. Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 58th Annual Meeting, Proceedings volume 58, proceedings and abstracts, p. 31-32.

Gilbert, H.P., 2012: Stratigraphy and tectonic setting of the Neoarchean arc volcanic rocks in the Bird River Belt, Manitoba, Canada; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 58th Annual Meeting, Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 16–20, 2012, oral presentation.

Gilbert, H.P. 2012: Bird River greenstone belt: stratigraphic setting and depositional environment of neoarchean supracrustal rocks; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2012, poster presentation.

2011-2012

Gilbert, H.P. 2011: Stratigraphic investigation of the neoarchean Bird River Belt, southeast Manitoba, Canada: Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 57th Annual Meeting, Ashland, Wisconsin, May 18-21, 2011, Proceedings volume 57, program and abstracts, p. 42-43.

Gilbert, H.P. 2011: Stratigraphic investigation of the Neoarchean Bird River Belt, southeast Manitoba, Canada; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 57th Annual Meeting, Ashland, Wisconsin, May 18–21, 2011, oral presentation.

Gilbert, H.P. 2011: Stratigraphy, geochemistry and tectonic evolution of the Neoarchean Bird River greenstone belt (NTS 52L5, 6); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2011, poster presentation.

Yang, X.M., Gilbert, H.P., Corkery, M.T. and Houlé, M.G. 2011: The Mayville mafic–ultramafic intrusion in the Neoarchean Bird River greenstone belt, southeastern Manitoba (part of NTS 52L12): preliminary geochemical investigation and implication for PGE-Ni-Cu-(Cr) mineralization; in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 127–142.

2009-2010

Gilbert, H.P. 2009: Bird River Belt in southeastern Manitoba – a Neoarchean volcanic arc in the western Superior Province; Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 55th Annual Meeting, Ely, Minnesota, May 5–10, 2009, Proceedings volume 55, program and abstracts, p. 31-32.

Gilbert, H.P. 2009: Bird River Belt in southeastern Manitoba – a Neoarchean volcanic arc in the western Superior Province; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 55th Annual Meeting, Ely, Minnesota, May 5–10, 2009, oral presentation.

2008-2009

Gilbert, H.P. 2008: Geology of the east part of the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (NTS 52L6); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, PMAP Preliminary Map 2008-5, 1 colour map. scale 1:20 000.

Gilbert, H.P. 2008: Geology of the west part of the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (NTS 52L5); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, PMAP Preliminary Map 2008-6, 1 colour map. scale 1:20 000.

Gilbert, H.P. 2008: Stratigraphic investigations in the Bird River greenstone belt, Manitoba (part of NTS 52L5, 6); in Report of Activities 2008, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 121–138.

Gilbert, H.P., Davis, D.W., Duguet, M., Kremer, P.D., Mealin, C.A. and MacDonald, J. 2008: Geology of the Bird River Belt, southeastern
Manitoba (parts of NTS 52L5, 6)
; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map
MAP2008-1, scale 1:50 000 (plus notes and appendix).

2007-2008

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Stratigraphic investigations in the Bird River greenstone belt, Manitoba (part of NTS 52L5, 6); in Report of Activities 2007, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 129–143.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Geology of the east part of the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (part of NTS 52L6); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Preliminary Map 2007-5, 1 colour map. Scale 1:20 000.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Geology of the west part of the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (part of NTS 52L5); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Preliminary Map 2007-6, 1 colour map. Scale 1:20 000.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Re-assessment of Bird River greenstone belt stratigraphy; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2007, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2007, oral presentation.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Stratigraphy and volcanic geochemistry of the of the Bird River Greenstone Belt, southeastern Manitoba (NTS 52L5, 6); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2007, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–17, 2007, poster presentation.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Bird River greenstone belt in Manitoba – Neoarchean arc magmatism in the western Superior Province. Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 23-25, 2007, Program with Abstracts, vol. 32; p. 26.

Gilbert, H.P. 2007: Bird River greenstone belt in Manitoba – Neoarchean arc magmatism in the western Superior Province. Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, May 23–25, 2007, oral presentation.

Gilbert, H.P., Davis, D.W., Duguet, M., Kremer, P.D., Mealin, C.A. and MacDonald, J. 2008: Geology of the Bird River Belt, southeastern
Manitoba (parts of NTS 52L5, 6)
; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map
MAP2008-1, scale 1:50 000 (plus notes and appendix).

2006-2007

Gilbert, H.P. 2006: Geological investigations in the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (parts of NTS 52L5N and 6); in Report of Activities 2006, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 184–205.

Gilbert, H.P. 2006: Geology of the east-central part of the Bird River area, Manitoba (NTS 52L6N); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Preliminary Map 2006-8, 1 colour map. Scale 1:20 000.

Gilbert, H.P. 2006: Neoarchean Bird River greenstone belt in southeast Manitoba: lithostratigraphic details of two transects through the arc-type, volcanosedimentary sequence in the north panel of the belt (parts of NTS 52L5N and 6); Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item DRI2006002, Adobe® Acrobat® PDF file.

Gilbert, H.P. 2006: Towards a new stratigraphy of the Bird River Greenstone Belt, southeastern Manitoba; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2006, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2006, oral presentation.

Gilbert, H.P. 2006: Geology of the Bird River Greenstone Belt; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2006, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 20–22, 2006, poster presentation.

2005-2006

Gilbert, H.P. 2005. Geological investigations in the Bird River area, southeastern Manitoba (parts of NTS 52L5N and 6N); in Report of Activities 2005, Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 125-139.

Gilbert, H.P. 2005: Bird River Belt (Parts of NTS 52L5N and 52L6N) - Stratigraphic and Structural Investigation; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2005, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 17–19, 2005, poster presentation.

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