Master of Science
A multi-stage hydrothermal system is related to the 1.85 Ga Sudbury impact structure. This system began in the Sudbury Igneous Complex (SIC) and radiated outward along the offset dykes. Through the combination of orientation measurements of veins in the field, petrography and geochemistry of these veins, this study has determined that there are four types of hydrothermal epidote-quartz veins categorized by their orientation, petrography and geochemistry. This study discovered that there are general trends with increasing distance from the SIC along the Foy Offset Dyke. From this it can be concluded that this is in fact SIC-driven hydrothermal event not a regional hydrothermal event that produced the epidote-quartz veins along the Foy Offset Dyke.
CoDyre, Sarah Ann, "An Investigation of Hydrothermal Veins Along the Foy Offset Dyke, Sudbury Impact Structure, Ontario" (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5396.