GOLD IN THE YELLOWKNIFE GOLD BELT: GEOCHEMICAL VECTORS AND GRADE INDICATORS (Invited Presentation)
The Yellowknife Greenstone Belt has produced over 13 million ounces of gold in a belt that expands over 10s of kilometers. However, mineralization in the Yellowknife Greenstone Belt occurs in diverse lithologies, structures, and minerals. As a result, identifying a targeting strategy that is applicable broadly has presented a challenge.
In this study we evaluate the potential of whole rock compositions, mineral chemistry and fluid inclusion characteristics as indicators of grade within a given structure and as indicators of proximity to a mineralized structure and their potential implications in terms of geochemical processes.