Chapter 8: Geology of the Lapa Orogenic Gold Deposit
Published:January 01, 2017
Patrick Mercier-Langevin, Marjorie Simard, Richard Dubuc, Jocelyn Côté, Pierre Doucet, Réal Daigneault, Damien Gaboury, 2017. "Geology of the Lapa Orogenic Gold Deposit", Archean Base and Precious Metal Deposits, Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada, Thomas Monecke, Patrick Mercier-Langevin, Benoît Dubé
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The Cadillac mining camp is known for its numerous, but relatively small, orogenic gold deposits, which are spatially associated with the Larder Lake-Cadillac fault zone. The Lapa deposit, with a total endowment of 36 t Au (1.15 Moz), represents the largest gold deposit of the Cadillac mining camp.
The Lapa deposit main ore zones are mostly hosted in the Piché Group ultramafic to intermediate volcanic units that are strongly transposed and separated by subvertical, anastomosed high-strain corridors that are part of the Larder Lake-Cadillac fault zone. There are 12 ore zones that are stacked from north to south, forming...