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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Richard Kime en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-15T15:53:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-15T15:53:56Z
dc.date.issued 1974 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72730530 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/6132
dc.description.abstract The ages of three rock units from Churchill Structural Province of Manitoba were determined by the rubidium-strontium, whole-rock method. A minimum age of 2636 +/- 163 million years, with an initial ratio of 0.7025 +/- 0.0034 was obtained for a foliated quartz monzonite from the Kasmere Lake area in Northern Manitoba (87Rb decay constant of 1.39 X 10-11yr-1). This unit probably represents an Archean basement for the metasedimentary rocks of the Wollaston Lake Belt in Manitoba. Also from the Kasmere Lake area, a grey quartz dioritic to grandodioritic gneiss gave a minimum age of 1941 +/- 25 million years and an initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio of 0.7038 +/- 0.0003. The isotopic data implies that this unit was formed from primary igneous material which was emplaced early in the Hudsonian Orogeny and underwent alkali metasomatism during a subsequent event. A minimum age of 1818 +/- 199 million years was obtained for a ferrohypersthene metatonalite, metadiorite and anorthositic gabbro from the Burntwood Lake area in central Manitoba. This age and the initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio of 0.7032 +/- 0.0013 suggest that these ferrohypersthene rocks were derived from primary magma intruded during the Hudsonian Orogeny. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 51 leaves. en_US
dc.language en en_US
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dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Rubidium-strontium age determinations from the Churchill Province of northern Manitoba en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Earth Sciences en_US


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