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Title: Guidebook 20. Field Trip Guidebook for the Geology and Ore Deposits of the Midcontinent Rift in the Lake Superior Region
Authors: Miller, James D., Jr.
Keywords: geology
midcontinent rift
Minnesota Geological Survey
ore deposits
Lake Superior Region
northeastern Minnesota
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Minnesota Geological Survey
Series/Report no.: Guidebook
20
Abstract: This guidebook has been prepared for the field conference and symposium on "The Petrology and Metallogeny of Volcanic and Intrusive Rocks of the Midcontinent Rift System" that will be held in Duluth, Minnesota in August of 1995 as part of International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP) Project 336 ("Petrology and Metallogeny of Mafic and Ultramafic Magmatism"). The four-year-Iong IGCP project was begun in 1992 to investigate the petrology and metallogeny of various intracontinental mafic igneous provinces with an overall goal of establishing geological criteria for targeting mineral deposits in such environments. The principal goal of the 1995 meeting is to showcase to the international scientific and exploration communities the significant advances in our understanding of the structure, mineralization, and magmatic history of the Midcontinent rift. Toward this end, three field trips have been organized around the three-day symposium to be held August 25-27, 1995 in Duluth. The field trips are designed to provide a broad overview of the geologic framework of the Midcontinent rift, where it is best exposed in the western Lake Superior region. Field trip I (August 19 -24) looks at the physical volcanology of the flood basalts exposed on Isle Royale. Field trip II (August 22-24) highlights the stratigraphy, structure and mineralization of the volcanic and sedimentary rocks forming the southern limb of the Midcontinent rift in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The post-symposium field trip ill (August 28-September 1) focusses on the geology and ore deposits associated with the intrusive rocks of the Midcontinent rift exposed along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota and Ontario.
Description: PREPARED FOR THE 1995 INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGIC CORRELATION PROGRAM (IGCP) PROJECT 336 FIELD CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM, DULUTH, MINNESOTA
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/59141
ISSN: 0192-6268
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