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Yukon Geological Survey
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Annual Report Paper

Title: An overview of shale studies in Yukon during the 2017 field season
NTS Mapsheet(s): Yukon Wide
Citation: Fraser, T.A., Crawford, I., Gadd, M.G., Henderson, K., Layton-Matthews, D., Melchin, M., Peter, J.M., Sack, P.J., Sperling, E. and Strauss, J., 2018. An overview of shale studies in Yukon during the 2017 field season. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2017, K.E. MacFarlane (ed.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 37-45.

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Summer 2017 fieldwork in Yukon’s lower Paleozoic shale basins (Selwyn basin and Richardson trough) involved participants from government geological surveys (Yukon Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada) and several universities (Queen’s, McGill, St. Francis Xavier, Stanford and Dartmouth College). Research interests include: 1) shale chemostratigraphy and biostratigraphy, and pyrite trace element geochemistry to characterize shale units and assess lower Paleozoic paleoenvironmental conditions and depositional controls; and 2) an assessment of hyper-enriched black shales, specifically the colloquial ‘Nick’ or ‘Ni-Mo’ mineralized Ni-Zn-Mo-PGE deposit, in order to develop internally consistent genetic and exploration models for these types of deposits. This paper describes individual research projects underway and summarizes fieldwork in summer 2017.

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YEG2017 Contained By Yukon Geological Survey Annual Report Yukon Exploration and Geology 2017