Abstract

K–Ar dating of magmatic biotite, and of hydrothermal biotite and muscovite, demonstrates that quartz monzonite intrusion and exoskarn scheelite mineralization at Cantung, N.W.T., took place over a brief interval in the Upper Cretaceous (ca. 91 Ma). The regional age relationships of magmatic and ore-forming activity in the Logan–Mackenzie Mountains are poorly defined, but it is tentatively inferred that tungsten mineralization may have been related to a late stage in the plutonic development of the area.

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