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New contributions to the bedrock geology of the Mount Freegold district, Dawson Range, Yukon (NTS 115I/2, 6 and 7)
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Yukon Geological Survey
Document Type
Annual Report Paper

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Abstract: The Mount Freegold district is an ideal natural laboratory to evaluate the structural and magmatic framework for porphyry, skarn and epithermal mineralization in the Dawson Range. The district is located within a major extensional relay zone of the Big Creek fault system, a regionally significant dextral strike-slip structure in which localized extension facilitated the emplacement of mid to Late Cretaceous magmatic rocks. New mapping defines a previously unrecognized granite pluton at Mount Freegold, as well as the ca. 77 Ma Stoddart pluton, which represents the magmatic roots of hypabyssal intrusive rocks at the Revenue Cu-Mo-Au-Ag deposit and Nucleus Au-Ag-Cu deposit. The relay zone in the Big Creek fault system is partly plugged by the ca. 70 Ma Seymour Creek stock, which is cut by a southern strand of the fault system. Episodic fault movement took place over a minimum 35 m.y. interval during which at least three distinct epochs of magmatic-hydrothermal mineralization occurred.
Authors: Friend, M.A., Allan, M.M. and Hart, C.J.R.
NTS Mapsheet(s): 115I02, 115I06, 115I07
Citation: Friend, M.A., Allan, M.M. and Hart, C.J.R., 2018. New contributions to the bedrock geology of the Mount Freegold district, Dawson Range, Yukon (NTS 115I/2, 6 and 7). In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2017, K.E. MacFarlane (ed.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 47-68.


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NTS Mapsheet(s): 115I02, 115I06, 115I07

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Whirlwind 115I 189 Hard-rock Showing
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Drone 115I 190 Hard-rock Showing
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Kirsteen 115I 171 Hard-rock Drilled Prospect
Discovery D-3 115I 202 Hard-rock Drilled Prospect
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Keirsten 115I 191 Hard-rock Drilled Prospect
Red Fox 115I 052 Hard-rock Drilled Prospect
Whale 115I 112 Hard-rock Showing
Laforma 115I 054 Hard-rock Deposit
1935 Shaft Zone 115I 167 Hard-rock Showing
Revenue West 115I 199 Hard-rock Drilled Prospect
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