Natural Resources

Open File NFLD/3228 - Geochemical Data from Avalon Zone Sedimentary Rocks

J.G. Hinchey

St. John's, Newfoundland, October, 2013


This data release consists of whole-rock geochemical data from sedimentary rocks from the Avalon tectonic zone, Newfoundland. Samples were collected as part of a mineral deposit study focused on sedimentary hosted stratiform copper potential of reduced sedimentary units within the Avalon Zone. The most studied and explored example of this style of mineralization on the island portion of the province is the Blue Point reduced and mineralized horizon within the Crown Hill Formation, Bonavista Peninsula; with numerous other smaller examples found throughout the Avalon Zone. The geological context of these rocks and a description of the regional stratigraphy are contained in reports by Hinchey (2010, 2012), Normore (2010, 2011, 2012), and references therein.

The present release includes locational data, brief sample descriptions, major element and trace element data. This open file provides no attempt at interpretation of these data; preliminary interpretations of the data are presented in Hinchey (2010, 2012).

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