Teleseismic Studies in the Lac de Gras Area

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, seismic activities, earth science

Principal Investigator: Snyder, David B (11)
Licence Number: 13126
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2003 2000 1999
Issued: Jun 06, 2000
Project Team: Dr. Alan Jones, Dr. Isa Asudeh, Grant Lockhart

Objective(s): The purpose of this study is to investigate the structure and composition of the Earth's crust and upper mantle to depths of 0 - 200km from sites in the Lac de Gras area. The work should define the base of the Slave craton, which is the oldest of the ear

Project Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the structure and composition of the Earth's crust and upper mantle to depths of 0 - 200km from sites in the Lac de Gras area. Seismometers will be deployed within two existent mine camps for at least one year. These sensors will record distant earthquakes. Well established technology will be used and once deployed, the instruments will require only limited servicing (one or two visits) before removal. The measurments are passive and totally nondestructive.