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Coast Belt

| SW McQuesten | Whitehorse Trough | Eastern Laberge and adjacent Quiet Lake | SW Glenlyon | Coal River | Coast Belt | Finlayson Lake | Kluane Ranges | Windy-McKinley |

The Coast Belt Bedrock Mapping project began in 2010 as a continuation of the Windy-McKinley project. The Coast Belt project is part of the Natural Resources Canada GEM (Geomapping for Energy and Minerals) initiative under the EDGES project. The purpose of the Coast Belt project is to develop a clearer understanding of the tectonic and lithologic relationships between the Kluane Schist, the Ruby Range batholith and the Yukon-Tanana terrane in southwest Yukon. Bedrock mapping is accompanied by a 400m line-spaced aeromagnetic survey and a regional gravity survey. This area is highly prospective for orogenic type Au, Cu-Au-Mo porphyry, epithermal Au and Cu-Au skarn mineralization. The Coast Belt project will wrap up in 2012.

Publications related to the Coast Belt project [61 KB ]

For more information: Steve Israel