Teleseismic Studies in the Lac de Gras Area
Principal Investigator: Snyder, David B (11)
Licence Number: 13431
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2003 2000 1999
Issued: May 28, 2003
Project Team: Dr. Isa As

Objective(s): The objective of this ongoing study is to investigate the structure and composition of the Earth's crust and mantle to depths of 0 - 300 km from sites in the Lac de Gras area. Methods are being sought to characterize diamond reservoirs in order to make diamond exploration more efficient and low impact. This research will lead to improved mineral exploration strategies, improved estimates of damaging large earthquakes, and a superior framework for handling Canada's natural resource potential over the next decade. Recordings of the arrival of earthquake waves provide the highest resolution and lowest impact way of imaging structures deep in the Earth.