Izok Lake Mine, Itchen Lake, Mackenzie District, Nunavut, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||65° 39' North , 112° 49' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||65.65000,-112.81667|
A copper-lead-zinc mine located North of Itchen Lake. Izok Lake is on the border of Northwest and Nunavut Territories (established in 1999), it is just inside Nunavut. Pre-1999 literature places it in the Northwest Territory.
Owned by MMG Limited.
50 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2500 - 2800 Ma
|Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: undivided|
Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)
Description: North America, Slave Craton
Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a
Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. 
Harris, D.C., Roberts, A.C. & Criddle, A.J. (1986): Izoklakeite, a new mineral species from Izok Lake, Northwest Territories. Canadian Mineralogist 24, 1-5.
Hicken, A.K., McClenaghan, M.B., Layton-Matthews, D., Paulen, R.C., Averill, S.A. and Crabtree, D. (2013) Indicator mineral signatures of the Izok Lake Zn-Cu-Pb-Agvolcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Nunavut: Part 1 bedrock samples. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7173, 107p.
Makovicky, E. & Mumme, W.G. (1986): The crystal structure of izoklakeite, Pb51.3Sb20.4Bi19.5Ag1.2Cu2.9Fe0.7S114. The kobellite homologous series and its derivatives. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen 153, 121-145.
Money, P.L., and Heslop, J.B. (1976): Geology of the Izok Lake massive sulphide deposit. Canadian Mining Journal 97(5), 24-27.