Publication Summary
Issue ID: OF2010-10
Title: International Workshop Geology of Rare Metals: Abstract Volume
Author(s): Simandl, G.J., Lefebure, D.V.
Series Name: Open File
Publication Year: 2010
NTS Map Sheet(s): 082;083;092;093;094;102;103;104;114
Place Keyword(s): British Columbia
Lat/Long (NSWE): 60, 48, -140, -114
Theme Keyword(s): Rare Metals, Workshop, Abstract Volume, REE, TGI4

The International Workshop on the Geology of Rare Metals was held at the Harbour Towers Hotel in Victoria, Canada on November 9-10, 2010. It was organized by the British Columbia Geological Survey in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada’s Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 and the Pacific Section of the Geological Association of Canada. The Workshop focused on various aspects of rare earth elements (lanthanides, Y and Sc) and other rare metals (mainly Nb, Ta, Li, Be, Zr, Hf). The program consisted of 26 oral presentations and 6 poster displays. Extended abstracts are included in this volume for all the technical presentations. They are arranged in order that they were presented. The Workshop is the first deliverable of the Rare Metals Project that is part of the renewed Targeted Geoscience Initiative. This Project is co-led by the Geological Survey of Canada and a number of Canadian provinces and territories. The Rare Metals Project was be implemented to: focus and coordinate research efforts across Canada that are designed to improve the understanding of the tectonic and depositional environments of this suite of deposit types, which in turn will lead to the development of better predictive models and more effective exploration methods and techniques; and facilitate greater interaction between interested provincial and territorial geological surveys, industry representatives and academics in order to generate sub-projects and foster greater Canadian expertise in the geoscience of rare metals through the staging of workshops and seminars. Project activities will be carried out by federal, provincial and territorial geoscientists and academia. The research direction will be influenced by consultation with industry as to their present and future requirements for public geoscience data and knowledge. The Rare Metals Project will employ a number of geoscience methodologies including: geological, geophysical and geochemical mapping; geochronological and isotopic studies; and geometallurgical evaluations.