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The Wolverine volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Yukon, is a unique natural laboratory to study the interrelationships of magma evolution, tectonics, and basin redox in the genesis of VMS deposits in volcanic- and sediment-rich extensional basins. Pre-VMS (~352 Ma) quartz-feldspar porphyries (QFP) have continental crust-like Nb/Ta ~12, eNdt = -7.1 to -11.5 (average = -10.6), and eHft = -12.2 to -20.8 (average = -16.5). The syn-VMS (~347 Ma) feldspar porphyries have higher high field strength element (HFSE) and rare earth element (REE) concnetration, and higher Nb/Ta (~17), eNdt = -7.8 to -8.1 (average = -8.0), and eHft = -13.6 to -18.0 (average = -14.8). Both suites have and Proterozoic (to Archean) depleted mantle model ages (1.59-2.58 Ga). In situ U-Pb on zircons illustrate that while some ages are close to previously reported concordant TIMS ages, most samples have evidence of inheritance with ages ranging from 348-381.7 Ma for the QFP suite and 368.9-370.5 Ma for the FP suite. In situ eHft values for the zircons range from -11.5 to -21.0 (average -15.3) and -11.6 to -26.0 (average = -18.7) for the QFP and FP, respectively.

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Evaluating the interplay of magmatism, tectonics, and basin redox in the genesis of the Wolverine volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Yukon, Canada

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Toronto EST || Show in my time zone

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Stephen J. Piercey completed BSc(Hons)(96) and MSc(98) degrees at Memorial University of Newfoundland and a PhD from the University of British Columbia (2001). From 2001-2008 he was Assistant and Associate Professor at Laurentian University...Read More

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