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YEG2020_5
Title
Update on the bedrock geology of the Rusty Mountain area, southern Wernecke Mountains, Yukon (parts of NTS 106C/4, 5, 12 and 106D/1, 8)
Reference Type
Yukon Geological Survey
Document Type
Annual Report Paper


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Abstract: The Rusty Mountain area is underlain by sedimentary strata of the Paleoproterozoic Wernecke Supergroup, Mesoproterozoic Pinguicula Group, Neoproterozoic Hematite Creek Group and Windermere Supergroup, and Paleozoic Bouvette Formation. Three suites of intrusions are documented: (1) 10–200 m thick, subalkaline, mafic sills and dikes of the ca. 1380 Ma Hart River suite intrude the Wernecke Supergroup; (2) 2–3 m wide, vertical, east-west striking, alkaline, mafic dikes that are geochemically distinct from the Hart River suite intrude the Wernecke Supergroup; and (3) a 30 cm thick, mafic, porphyritic dike intrudes the Wernecke Supergroup at one locality. The main structures in the Wernecke Supergroup are northwest-verging folding and thrusting and a steeply dipping axial-planar cleavage. This deformation affected the Hart River sills, but not the east-west striking dikes. The main structures in the Pinguicula Group and younger strata are northwest-southeast trending gentle folds and a steeply dipping axial-planar cleavage.
Authors: Ambrose, T.
NTS Mapsheet(s): 106C04, 106C05, 106C12, 106D01, 106D08
Citation: Ambrose, T., 2021. Update on the bedrock geology of the Rusty Mountain area, southern Wernecke Mountains, Yukon (parts of NTS 106C/4, 5, 12 and 106D/1, 8). In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2020, K.E. MacFarlane (ed.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 95–113.

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NTS Mapsheet(s): 106C04, 106C05, 106C12, 106D01, 106D08

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