FT04

Uranium deposits of the Western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada – FT04 – CANCELLED

Leaders: Eric Potter (Geological Survey of Canada), Sean Bosman (Saskatchewan Geological Survey), Colin Card (Saskatchewan Geological Survey)
Main Contact: Eric.Potter@canada.ca
Description: The objective of the “Uranium deposits of the western Athabasca Basin” field trip is to give participants an overview of the geological settings, alteration mineralogy, and geophysical signatures of the recent discoveries from the western Athabasca Basin through exploration site visits, outcrop and drill core observations, and evening lectures. This will be achieved through field excursions to the Triple R, Arrow, and Shea Creek uranium deposits of the western Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan.
Dates: August 16th to August 19th, 2017
Starting Point: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
* Early departure from Fort McMurray on August 16th. Participants must travel to Fort McMurray (Alberta, Canada) on August 15th.
Ending Point: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
* Arrival in Fort McMurray on August 19th.
Participants: 12 participants
Cost: $ 2150.00 CAD
* Includes air travel from Fort McMurray – La Loche (round trip), field transportation, accommodation, all meals, and field trip guidebook.
Tentative Itinerary

Day Topic/Site Visited
August 16  Travel day from Fort McMurray to Grygar Lake
August 17  Triple R and NexGen’s Arrow deposits (drill core examination)
August 18  AREVA/UEX Shea Creek deposits, Carswell structure, and/or remediated Cluff Lake mine site (drill core examination, outcrops, visit to remediated mine site)
August 19  Travel day from Grygar Lake to Fort McMurray
Evening Lectures

Day Lecture Topics
August 16 Overview of the geology and metallogeny of the Western Athabasca Basin (Potter et al.)
* 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.