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Red Lake Gold District, Kenora District, Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 0' 59'' North , 93° 49' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.01639,-93.82917
Age:2714 to 2712 Ma
Geologic Time:Neoarchean
Reference for age:Liu, Y., Chi, G., Bethune, K. M., & Dube, B. (2011). Fluid dynamics and fluid?structural relationships in the Red Lake mine trend, Red Lake greenstone belt, Ontario, Canada. Geofluids, 11(3), 260-279.
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Red Lake, Ontario, is an historic gold mining centre.
The region has produced more than 22 Moz of Au to date from four principal mines: Campbell Mine (Placer Dome), Red Lake Mine (Goldcorp), Cochenour-Willans Mine (Goldcorp), and the Madsen Mine (Claude Resources)

Two of these mines are still (2008) in operation, the Campbell Mine and the Red Lake Mine.

Greenstone belt.


Mineral List

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34 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 608928
Felsic to intermediate metavolcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Superior Province

Lithology: Rhyolitic, rhyodacitic, dacitic and andesitic flows, tuffs and breccias, chert, iron formation, minor metasedimentary and intrusive rocks; related migmatites

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

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References

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Guoxiang Chi, Dubé, B., Williamson, K., and Williams-Jones, A.E. (2006): Formation of the Campbell-Red Lake gold deposit by H2O-poor, CO2-dominated fluids. Mineralium Deposita 40, 726-741.

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