Geology of Mapping Area 6, Flin Flon, Man.

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Flin Flon, located at the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, was established in 1927 by the Hudson Bay Mining Company. A Cu-Zn mine was constructed at this time to exploit massive sulphide deposits discovered by Tom Creighton in 1915. The massive sulphide deposits were formed by ancient volcanogenic island arcs, which underwent extreme deformation

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Geology of Mapping Area 6, Flin Flon, Man.Jamie Scissons10555317Group 1Flin Flon Field School 408.3Oct. 8th, 2010IntroductionFlin Flon, located at the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, was established in 1927 by the Hudson Bay Mining Company. A Cu-Zn mine was constructed at this time to exploit massive sulphide deposits discovered by Tom Creighton in 1915. The massive sulphide deposits were formed by ancient volcanogenic island arcs, which underwent extreme deformation and metamorphism during the Hudsonian orogeny around 1800 Ma. Flin Flon field school 408.3 is designed to introduce one to the geological evolution of the Trans-Hudson Orogen in this area, which produced these Cu-Zn deposits. The objective of this field school is to become familiar with field mapping techniques with hard rocks, identification and interpretation of volcanic, plutonic and sedimentary rocks, identification and analysis of fabrics resulting from deformation and metamorphism, as well as map production and thin section analysis. These skills are essential for students to acquire before pursuing a career in geology. This paper outlines the regional geology found in the Flin Flon domain, as well as the local geology of map area 6.Regional GeologyDuring Paleoproterozoic time, an ancient seaway existed in the Churchill Province of the Canadian Shield referred to as the Manikewan Ocean (Stauffer, 1984). This ocean separated the Western craton to the northwest, and the Superior prov

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