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The Geologic Framework and Potential for Deep Seated Deposits at the Superior Project, Ontario

  • 21 Oct 2014
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8
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Geologic framework for potential, deep seated copper deposits at the Superior Project, Ontario


The Superior Project covers 170 sq. km. at Mamainse Point in the Batchawana Bay area of Ontario. The Project area crosses an unconformity between the Keewenawan Group of the Proterozoic Southern Province and the Batchawana Greenstone Belt of the Archean Superior Province. The Keweenawan Group geology is characterized by flood basalts and conglomerates intruded by felsic intrusions, dykes, and breccias. Proterozoic breccias and felsic porphyries intrude the Archean greenstones as well. Regionally, the geology of this area has been influenced by two major tectonic events, both of which occurred during the Proterozoic: the Mid-Continental Rift and the Grenville orogeny.

A significant copper trend extends from the past-producing Coppercorp Mine at Mamainse Point to the past-producing Tribag Mine roughly thirty kilometres ENE. Mineralization occurs in a variety of Proterozoic-aged felsic volcanic to sub-volcanic settings including vein breccias, diatremes, porphyry, and disseminated within felsite dykes. This area has received a lack of attention, in part due to a thirty year restriction on exploration with respect to patented ground of the Coppercorp Mine (1965-1972) and the Tribag Mine (1965-1973). However, as the understanding of the regional and local geology has advanced, evidence emerged of a much larger and more significant magmatic system at depth than had previously been identified.




Morgan Quinn, P.Geo, Project Geologist


Morgan Quinn has been involved with Superior Copper Corp. and it's Superior Project since 2010. He received his B.Sc. Honours from Dalhousie University in 2009. More recently, he has become an accredited Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has just started a Masters of Science at the University of Toronto.




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