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Recent exploration work by Société Minière Sphinx has exposed significant gold mineralization in a quartz vein system hosted by highly carbonatized mafic metavolcanics. A vast area of stripped outcrop permits the observation of severa1 fundamenta1 characteristics of Archean go1d-bearing hydrotherma1 systems. During this visit, several of these characteristics that document the evolution of the hydrothermal system will be examined.


Begin mileage at Confortel Hotel parking lot east of Val d’Or. Turn west (left) along Rte 117 until beltway skirting Val d’Or is reached. Turn north (right) and proceed unti1 second set of traffic 1ights is reached at junction with Rte Ill to Amos. Proceed north (right) along Rte Ill past the villages of Sullivan, Vassan, La Corne, and St. Marc de Figuery to the town of Amos.

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