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Abstract

The objective of the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp field trip is to give the participants an overview of the main lithologies and structures observed in the Blake River Group, which make up the geological environment of Cu, Zn, Au and Ag mineralizations, and also of the mineralizations themselves.

Day three of the field trip will allow the participants to be acquainted with the volcanic rocks of the Blake River Group, mainly composed of basalts and rhyolites; the participants will also visit the main tectonic features, the Cadillac-Larder Lake and the Porcupine-Destor tectonic zone. The surface field trip includes the Central Mine Sequence in which most of the massive sulphide deposits have been found; the participants will be able to see mineralizations in their typical volcanic environments.

On day four, a choice of two gold mines is scheduled in the morning, followed, in the afternoon, by a surface field trip on a mine site in a tectonic zone.

On day five, the field trip will conclude with a choice of two mine visits in volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits.

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