Bonnet Plume Basin, Yukon and Peel Plateau Area, NWT Aeromagnetic Survey, Phase V of Mackenzie Corridor Survey
Principal Investigator: Kiss, Frank (7)
Licence Number: 13359
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Issued: Jul 22, 2002
Project Team: Fugro Airb

Objective(s): The survey will improve public knowledge and understanding of the geology of this area, as no publicly-available magnetic coverage exists. Survey lines will be flown at a spacing of 800 metres and a 200 metre mean terrain clearance (where possible, given safety considerations due to rugged terrain). The purpose of the survey is to record the variation in the earth's magnetic field caused by magnetic minerals contained in the rocks of the earth's crust. The patterns obtained are indicative of the subsurface geological structure and are used as an important element of geological mapping and resource exploration. This program of Regional Aeromagnetic Mapping has been carried out by the Geological Survey of Canada since the late 1940's. The GSC is responsible for preparation of the survey contract and monitoring of the survey operation, while public distribution of the results is handled jointly through the Yukon Oil and Gas Resources Branch and the GSC Geophysical Data Centre. The designated Geophysical Survey company will acquire the data under contract to the GSC. The data will be published at completion of the project and will be made available for current scientific research projects.