Nechalacho deposit, Thor Lake syenite complex, Blachford Lake alkaline complex, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||62° 6' North , 112° 40' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||62.10000,-112.66667|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
The Nechelacho deposit is a Layered Alkaline Suite (Sheard et al 2012) appox. 2 km² in area located in the Thor Lake syenite complex within the huge Blanchford Lake alkaline complex. It is a REE, rare metal deposit owned by Avalon Rare Metals Inc., and is being prepared for production in 2015.
66 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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Igneous: intrusive; Intrusive: undivided|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 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Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a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. 
2300 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.