Fluid Inclusion Studies of Mineralized and Barren Quartz Veins associated with Gold Mineralization in Central Newfoundland

Exploration for mineral resources is a vital component of the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador, especially in rural area. This proposal will link the analytical facilities and technological prowess of MUN with a junior mineral exploration company to derive data on mineral deposits in central Newfoundland. The project will investigate fluids associated with gold mineralization at the Moosehead prospect, central Newfoundland. Fluid analysis, carried out at the MicroAnalysis Facility of the Inco Innovation Centre (MAF-IIC), MUN, will identify fluids associated with mineralized and barren quartz veins in an attempt to identify high-grade zones and eliminate zones of no potential. This will have important implications for the future development of this prospect by the partner company. In addition this study will help the partner company keep up with advances in technology and analytical approaches in order to maintain competitive advantages in mineral deposit search and development.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Derek Wilton


James Conliffe


Altius Resources Inc.


Geography / Geology / Earth science


Mining and quarrying


Memorial University of Newfoundland



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