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Reference Number
2017-60
Reference Type
Yukon Geological Survey
Document Type
Open File (Geological - Bedrock)

Title: Potential radiogenic heat production from Cretaceous and younger granitoid plutons in southern Yukon
Authors: Friend, M. and Colpron, M.
Keywords: geothermal, Igneous, Intrusions, Radiogenic heat
Map Scale: 1 : 1000000
NTS Mapsheet(s): Yukon Wide
Citation: Friend, M. and Colpron, M., 2017. Potential radiogenic heat production from Cretaceous and younger granitoid plutons in southern Yukon. Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2017-60, 1 map and data.

Abstract

The map presents results for calculations of the potential for Cretaceous and younger granitoid plutons to produce radiogenic heat. The calculations were performed using U, Th, and K concentrations from whole rock geochemical data compiled from literature and from the YGS archives. The objective of this exercise was to identify plutons with anomalously high potential for radiogenic heat production to use as a targeting tool for geothermal resource exploration.

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