FT01

Physical volcanology and metallogenesis of the Ni-Cu-PGE deposits in the Cape Smith Belt, Québec, Canada – FT01 – SOLD OUT

Leaders: Michael Lesher (Laurentian University) and Michel Houlé (Geological Survey of Canada)
Main contact: mlesher@laurentian.ca
Description: The Cape Smith belt is part of the of the extensive Circum-Superior belt occurring along the Superior craton that exhibit an exceptional nickel endowment with the world-class district such as the Thompson and the Raglan districts. The Cape Smith host several magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits that occur predominantly within two main trends recognized as the Raglan trend (i.e., Katinniq trend) and the South trend (i.e., Expo-Ungava trend). This field trip provides an overview of the physical volcanology of komatiitic basalt magmatism in the Cape Smith Belt and its associated Ni-Cu-PGE deposits along the Raglan trend. Surface tours will include exposures of komatiitic basalts, mineralized komatiitic peridotite lava channels, country rocks, and unmineralized differentiated sills and it will be complemented by underground exposures, drill cores examination, and some evening lectures.
Dates: August 10th to August 17th, 2017
Starting Point: Montréal, Québec  – Canada
* Early departure from Montréal to Donaldson on August 10th. Overnight in Montréal not included.
Ending Point: Montréal, Québec  – Canada
* Early evening arrival in Montréal on August 17th. Overnight in Montréal not included.
Participants: 16 participants
Cost: $ 2350.00 CAD
* Includes air travel from Montréal to Donaldson (round trip), field transportation, 7 days accommodation in single occupancy, all meals, and field trip guidebook.
Tentative Itinerary

Day Topic/Site Visited
 August 10 Travel day from Montréal to Donaldson; Raglan Site Induction
 August 11 Surface tours along the Raglan Trend (Katinniq, Zones 2-3)
 August 12 Underground tours.
 August 13 Surface tours along the Raglan Trend (e.g., Boundary, Zone 5-8, Northern and Southern Claim Blocks)
 August 14 Surface tours along the Raglan Trend (e.g., Boundary, Zone 5-8, Northern and Southern Claim Blocks)
 August 15 Surface tours along the Raglan Trend (e.g., Boundary, Zone 5-8, Northern and Southern Claim Blocks)
 August 16 Surface tours along the Raglan Trend (e.g., Boundary, Zone 5-8, Northern and Southern Claim Blocks)
 August 17 Wrap up discussion and Travel day from  Donaldson to Montréal
* Participants must provide proof of insurance coverage valid in Canada prior to participation in the field trip.
** All participants must sign a liability waiver form that will be provided by SGA prior to participation in the field trip.