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Reference Number
YEG1994-pg19
Title
Geology and mineral occurrences of the "Dolores Creek" map area (106 C/14), Wernecke Mountains, northeastern Yukon
Reference Type
Indian & Northern Affairs Canada/Department of Indian & Northern Development: Exploration & Geological Services Division
Document Type
Annual Report Paper


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Abstract: The study area is underlain by four stratigraphic successions ranging in age from Middle Proterozoic to Early Paleozoic. From oldest to youngest, they are: Middle Proterozoic Wernecke Supergroup; Middle to Upper Proterozoic Pinguicula Group; Upper Proterozoic Windermere Supergroup; and Uppermost Proterozoic to Lower Paleozoic sandstone and carbonate. Together, they represent about a billion years of intermittent sedimentation punctuated by processes such as deformation, uplift, erosion, magmatism and mineralization.

Rocks in the study area record eight phases of contractional and extensional deformation, some of which may be related to strike-slip faulting. Two phases of southwest-verging folds and thrust faults may be related to dextral transpression on the Snake River Fault. Mineral enrichments occur in two general forms:: breccia-related (Middle Proterozoic), and veins (Mesozoic to Tertiary). The breccia-related occurrences have enrichments of Cu ± U, Co, Au and Ag, as dissemminations and veinlets in and near intrusive breccia zones (Wernecke breccia). The vein occurrences comprise Zn-Pb-Ag ± Cu and Au, in veins and related lenses and irregular replacements of carbonate.
Authors: Thorkelson, D.J. and Wallace, C.A.
Map Scale: 1 : 0
NTS Mapsheet(s): 106C14
Citation: Thorkelson, D.J. and Wallace, C.A. , 1995. Geology and mineral occurrences of the "Dolores Creek" map area (106 C/14), Wernecke Mountains, northeastern Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 1994, Yukon Geological Exploration , Indian & Northern Affairs Canada/Department of Indian & Northern Development: Exploration & Geological Services Division, 19-30.

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