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By Margaret Beth Mcclenaghan, Margaret Beth Mcclenaghan, P. T. Bobrowsky, G. E. M. Hall, S. J. Cook

This detailed ebook is a compilation of papers awarded on the glide Exploration in Glaciated Terrain brief direction held along with the nineteenth foreign Geochemical Exploration Symposium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in April, 1999. the fast direction used to be backed by way of the organization of Exploration Geochemists. the quantity makes a speciality of the appliance of until eventually geochemical and indicator mineral the right way to mineral exploration within the glaciated terrain of Canada. the foundations and examples defined, even though, have direct purposes for explorationists operating in glaciated components of North the United States, northern Europe and Asia, in addition to mountainous areas of South the US. Mineral exploration in glaciated terrain calls for an appreciation and realizing of glacial techniques, surficial sediments, glacial historical past, and soil formation as well as fiscal geology. the next papers deal with those matters and are prepared to steer the reader from the overall to the explicit. the 1st half the quantity is an creation to glaciated terrain. Sampling ideas are defined, by means of reports of indicator mineral tools used for diamond, gold, base-metal exploration. Lake sediment and biogeochemical tools are incorporated to counterpoint geochemical and indicator mineral equipment. A paper describing the appliance of GIS how to until eventually geochemical information has additionally been integrated, reflecting the significance of knowledge interpretation and show as crucial elements of neighborhood geochemical surveys. the second one 1/2 the quantity includes a chain of case reports addressing all the 3 significant glaciated terrains of Canada: flat mendacity protect terrain of important and northernCanada, rugged mountainous terrain of the western Canadian Cordillera and the rounded mountains of Appalachia at the east coast. Readership: execs and teachers within the mineral exploration undefined, in particular diamond exploration. compatible for undergraduates and above.

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Auger with tungsten carbide teeth hydraulic-rotary milltooth or tungsten carbide tricone hydraulic-rotary winch or hydraulics hydraulic hydraulic poor poor to moderate excellent original texture original texture original texture (dry) to slurry (wet) slurry (disturbed sample) nil nil (tungsten) nil to high (tungsten) nil, fines lost (tungsten) excellent, cores bedrock original texture (core can be shortened. lengthened and/or contorted nil (tungsten) From Plouffe (1995). Drilling costs based on 1985 data (Canadian $).

G. Brereton et al. 1988; Saarnisto et al. 1991; Hartikainen & Nurmi 1993; Sibbick & Kerr 1995). In analysis of Au, a minimum of 30 to 50 g of the fine fraction is required because of the particulate nature in which Au occurs coupled with sample inhomogeneity (the 'nugget' effect). Unusually high or low levels of major elements in till also may act as pathfinders because variations can indicate bedrock alteration related to Au mineralization (Hartikainen & Damsten 1991). g. Campbell et al. 1999).

HICOCK, S. R. 1988. Calcareous till facies north of Lake Superior, Ontario: implications for Laurentide ice streaming. Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 42, 120-135. HIRVAS, H. & NENONEN, K. 1990. Field methods for glacial indicator tracing. In: KUJANSUU, R. & SAARNISTO, M. (eds) Glacial Indicator Tracing. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 217-248. HOFFMAN, S. J. 1986. Soil sampling. Exploration geochemistry: design and interpretation of soil surveys. Society of Economic Geologists, Reviews in Economic Geology, 3, 39-77.

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