Palynology, stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Christopher, the Hassel Bastion Ridge Strand Fiord and the Kanguk formations on Amund Ringnes and Axel Heiberg Islands

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, petroleum industry, biology, fossils, sediment, rock, mineralogy, plankton, pollen

Principal Investigator: Hills, L.V. (4)
Licence Number: 12487
Organization: University of Calgary
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: R.A. MacRae

Objective(s): To examine the sedimentary structures, bed thicknesses and minerology of the sediments; to document and collect palynological (fossil spores, pollen and dinoflagellates) of the Christopher, Hassel Bastion Ridge Strand Fiord and Kanguk formations of Amund Ringnes and western Axel Heiberg Islands.

Project Description: The purpose of this research is to examine the fossil spores, pollen and dinoflagellates found in the sediments of Amund Ringnes and western Axel Heiberg Islands. Additional data will be collected on the rock formations and mineral content of the areas. This research provides information on the past life history of the region as well as information about the petroleum potential.