Work along the Rivière aux Feuilles in Quebec (Percival and Card, 1994), and in three areas farther north (Percival et al., 1995, 1996, 1997) allowed Percival et al. (1992, 2001) to recognize a series of distinct geological and geophysical domains within the Minto Subprovince based on lithological, structural and aeromagnetic differences. Between 1997 and 2003, the work carried out by the Government of Québec under the Far North Program clarified the nature and boundaries of these areas. This work highlighted seven domains and two terranes within the Minto Subprovince.
The Goudalie Domain is part of the Hudson Bay Terrane. It is located in the SE Minto Subprovince, where there is a large NNW-oriented magnetic low. The Goudalie Domain is restricted to the west by the Bienville, Tikkerutuk and Lac Minto domains, to the east by the Utsalik Domain and the Labrador Trough, to the north by the Qalluviartuuq Domain and to the south by the La Grande and Ashuanipi subprovinces.
The Goudalie Domain is characterized by the predominance of tonalite-trondhjemite units (Fayard, Coursolles and Sem suites) related to a magmatic event between 2760 and 2740 Ma. These units are cut by granite, granodiorite (Desbergères, Tramont, Maurel and Morrice suites; 2.73-2.68 Ga) and enderbite (MacMahon Suite; 2735-2710 Ma) plutons which are also recognized in adjacent domains. The domain also includes a large complex of volcano-sedimentary rocks (Duvert Complex; 2724-2708 Ma) and diatexites of sedimentary origin (Rivière aux Mélèzes Suite; 2668 Ma). These rocks are concentrated in the northern portion of the domain, where sparse units of ancient tonalitic gneiss have also been identified (3.01-2.90 Ga; Percival et al., 1992, 2001). Ages of the oldest supracrustal rocks recognized in volcano-sedimentary complexes of this domain range from 2.80 to 2.78 Ga (Dupire and Garault complexes). Kilometric klippes of tonalitic gneiss from the Brésolles Suite (2833-2807 Ma) and an equivalent unit (Suluppaugalik Suite; 2808 Ma) are found in the Goudalie Domain. Brésolles Suite gneiss are typical of the La Grande Subprovince; their presence in the Goudalie Domain suggests that these ancient tonalitic gneiss extended farther north before the younger magmatic events of the Minto Subprovince. In addition, Goudalie Domain rocks have inherited zircon and model ages (3.3-2.8 Ga; Stern et al., 1994; Boily et al., 2004, 2006a, b) comparable to those obtained in the La Grande Subprovince, suggesting the existence of an old bedrock common to the two areas. It should be noted that this ancient crust is absent from domains north of the Goudalie Domain (Leclair, 2008).
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