Volume 1, Number 2 (1974)

Plate Tectonic Setting of Newfoundland Mineral Deposits

D. F. Strong
Department of Geology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Published 1974-05-05

How to Cite

Strong, D. F. (1974). Plate Tectonic Setting of Newfoundland Mineral Deposits. Geoscience Canada, 1(2). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/2829


Newfoundland Paleozoic mineral deposits show many characteristics which allow for their classification in terms of distinct plate tectonic environments. The Lower Paleozoic deposits are mainly stratigraphically controlled, ranging from Mississippi Valley type zinc deposits, ophiolite, Cu, Cr and asbestos, Kuroko-type polymetallic Zn, Cu, Pb, Ag, Au, to shallow water manganese and oolitic hematite deposits. The upper Paleozoic deposits are mainly associated with Devonian granitoid intrusions (e.g., Cu-Mo and/or F deposits), with minor sedimentary Zn-Pb and Ba-Sr in intra-continental Carboniferous sediments. Other less important deposits likewise fit plate tectonic models.