The YAM project is built upon four interrelated research modules:
- Module 1: Magmatic and Metallogenic Evolution -What is the temporal and spatial distribution of magmatic units that are prospective for porphyry and epithermal styles of mineralization?
- Module 2: Deposit-scale Controls on Early Jurassic Copper Mineralization -What are the geologic controls on copper and precious metal formation at the enigmatic Carmacks Copper Cu-Au-Ag deposit, and how does this relate to regional magmatic and structural processes?
- Module 3: Regional Tectonic and Structural Studies – What is the structural architecture and tectono-stratigraphic framework of the host terranes, and how does this relate to metallogeny and the distribution of mineral belts?
- Module 4: Models for Gold Ore Formation – In areas of complex geology, can vein textures, mineralogy, fluid inclusion properties, and absolute ages be used to differentiate between gold deposit models that affect decision-making at an early exploration stage? Can this information enhance knowledge of ore-forming processes?
- Stroh, Brodie, 2019. Resolving monazite growth mechanisms in orogenic gold settings. MSc thesis, The University of British Columbia, 182 pages plus appendices. Go to UBC thesis portal.
- Kovacs, Nikolett, 2018. Genesis and post-ore modification of the migmatized Carmacks Copper Cu-Au-Ag porphyry deposit, Yukon, Canada. MSc thesis, The University of British Columbia, 182 pages plus appendices. Go to UBC thesis portal.
- Kovacs, N., Allan, M.M., Zagorevski, A., Milton, J.E. and Hart, C.J.R., 2017. New geological insights into the Carmacks Copper Cu-Au-Ag deposit, central Yukon (Yukon MINFILE 115I 008). In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2016, K.E. MacFarlane and L.H. Weston (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 117-140. Download pdf.
Contact Craig Hart for more information.
We are pleased to collaborate with the Yukon Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, the United States Geological Survey, and the University of Leeds on this project.