Investigation of magma conduits and their relationships to Cu-Pd mineralization at W-Horizon of the Marathon deposit, ON, Canada

Copper and palladium (Cu-Pd) mineralization at the Marathon Deposit are associated with gabbro rocks. It is fundamentally important to be able to distinguish among the different types of gabbros, because only those of the Marathon Series are host to mineralization. This is accomplished through logging drill core, whole rock geochemistry and mineralogy. Mineralization at the W Horizon (the highest grade mineralization at Marathon) is believed to have formed in a conduit system (flowing magma) but the distributions of gabbros in W Horizon need to be determined in order to develop a 3D model, which can then be applied to guide future exploration. The goal of the current study is to develop a 3D model of the W Horizon. TO BE CONT'D

Yonghua Cao
Faculty Supervisor: 
Robert Linnen
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