FT06

Precious and base metal deposits of the southern Abitibi greenstone belt, Superior Province, Canada – FT06 – SOLD OUT

Leaders: Patrick Mercier-Langevin (Geological Survey of Canada), Benoît Dubé (Geological Survey of Canada), Jean Goutier (Ministère de l’Énergie et des ressources du Québec), Michel Houlé (Geological Survey of Canada), Pierre Pilote (Ministère de l’Énergie et des ressources du Québec), Howard Poulsen (Consultant), Sonia Préfontaine (Ontario Geological Survey), Stéphane de Souza (Université du Québec à Montréal), and Valérie Bécu (Geological Survey of Canada)
Main Contact: patrick.mercier-langevin@canada.ca
Description: The “Precious and base metal deposits of the southern Abitibi greenstone belt, Superior Province, Canada” field trip (FT-06) will provide participants with an in-depth review of the geology and metallogeny of the exceptionally well-endowed southern part of the Archean Abitibi greenstone belt, with an emphasis on the geological setting and principal characteristics of greenstone-hosted quartz-carbonate Au veins, stockwork-disseminated Au deposits, synvolcanic Au and Au-rich VMS deposits, Cu-Zn-Ag-Au VMS deposits and komatiite-associated Ni-Cu deposits through exceptional exposures including mine visits, outcrop and drill core observations, and evening lectures. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with a series of geoscientists and professionals from the industry at the various visited sites.
Dates: August 24th to August 30th, 2017
Starting Point: Québec City, Québec, Canada
* Early departure from Québec City to Rouyn-Noranda on August 24th
Ending Point: Québec City, Québec, Canada
* Late afternoon arrival in Québec City on August 30th
Participants: 20 participants ***
Cost: $ 1900.00 CAD
* Includes ground transportation for the entire trip from Québec to Rouyn-Noranda (round trip), accommodation in single occupancy, breakfasts and lunches (except on travel days), and field trip guidebook.
** Dinners are not included.
Tentative itinerary

Day Topic/Site visited
August 24 Travel day from Québec City to Rouyn-Noranda
August 25 Cadillac-Larder Lake fault transect; Kirkland Lake, Larder Lake, Augmitto-Astoria, McWatters
August 26 Pyke Hill (komatiites) and Potter mine (VMS) ± Duparquet (Au)
August 27 Blake River Group VMS deposits; Central camp, Horne West zone, Horne Zone 5
August 28 Doyon-Bousquet-LaRonde mining camp; Westwood and LaRonde Penna Au mines
August 29 Malartic mining district; Canadian Malartic, Orion, Malartic Lakeshore ± Spinifex Ridge (komatiites)
August 30 Travel day from Rouyn-Noranda to Québec City
Evening Lectures

Day Lecture topics
August 24 Introduction to the geology and metallogeny of the Abitibi greenstone belt (Goutier, Poulen, Dubé et al.)
August 25 Geology of the Kidd Munro assemblage and Abitibi komatiites (Houlé, Préfontaine, Pilote)
August 26 Geology and VMS metallogeny of the Blake River Group (Goutier, Mercier-Langevin et al.)
August 27 Doyon-Bousquet-LaRonde mining camp geology and metallogeny (Mercier-Langevin, Dubé et al.)
August 28 Malartic region geology and Canadian Malartic deposit (Pilote et al.)
August 29 No evening lecture – last group dinner, wrap up and discussions
* 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.
*** Please note that participants will be contacted only if a place becomes available