Paragenesis, geochemistry and metallogeny of the Dublin Gulch intrusion-related Au deposit, Yukon Territory, Canada

Kirk, Fraser Andrew (2016) Paragenesis, geochemistry and metallogeny of the Dublin Gulch intrusion-related Au deposit, Yukon Territory, Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study concerns the Dublin Gulch intrusion-related gold system, Yukon Territory, Canada. Located 85 km, north northwest of the town of Mayo, YT, the property hosts a 3.3 M oz Au deposit associated with a mid-Cretaceous pluton. A detailed, 8 stage, hydrothermal paragenesis has been constructed for the deposit. At least two discrete fluids are responsible for sulfide mineralization at Dublin Gulch. The latter of the two hydrothermal fluids is responsible for the majority of Au endowment on the property. Geochemical signatures of mineralization support this finding, displaying distinct populations of arsenopyrite compositions and sulfur isotopes for each fluid. Lead isotopes from sulfosalts associated with the second fluid suggest hydrothermal scavenging from country rocks. Geochronology and petrogenetic studies show that a short lived intrusive event c. 93-94 Ma took place at Dublin Gulch and that the main Au mineralising fluid may be linked to a yet unseen intrusion at depth.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11748
Item ID: 11748
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: Gold, Yukon, Tombstone Tintina, Selwyn Basin, Intrusion-related
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Earth Sciences
Date: May 2016
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Yukon
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Gold ores--Geology--Yukon; Intrusions (Geology)--Yukon; Geology, Structural--Yukon; Paragenesis; Metallogeny--Yukon; Mineralogy, Determinative--Yukon

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