446 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Glacial lakes McConnell and Mackenzie reconstructed from Pleistocene deltas of the Mackenzie River tributaries
Principal Investigator: Froese, Duane G
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of this project is to investigate the architecture of Pleistocene deltas on the Mackenzie River tributaries, search evidence of high-magnitude discharge events, and collect samples for absolute dating. The research team will investigate the stratigraphic description of sedimentary sections in the river banks cutting through the Pleistocene deltas. Collection of samples are for rad...


Neoproterozoic stratigraphy, Mackenzie Mountains
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This continuing research addresses the history of Earth-surface environments between about 1 billion and 700 million years ago. The objective for 2017 is to complete the sample suite being used by a PhD student (most of the required samples are already in-hand). A base-camp of two people will be deployed by helicopter, and all work done on foot. Working on mountainside rock exposures, the resea...


Metallogenic Investigation of the East Arm
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Scott
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Recent evolving thoughts on the geological history of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake require the area to be re-evaluated with respect to its structural and metamorphic history as well as to explain its metal endowment. This study seeks to evaluate the areas structural and metamorphic history of the area, and its potential to host economic mineralization. Field investigations will examine expo...


Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area
Principal Investigator: Gurney, Kirsty E.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: This project aims to build community partnerships, identify field sites, and develop and implement sampling protocols for long term, community-based, monitoring of wetland ecosystems near Fort Good Hope. Whereas some wetlands in the study area have 1) already been, or 2) are likely to be, impacted by a wide range of industrial activities, including development of oil and gas and associated inf...


Geology of the Snowbird zone, Saskatchewan and NWT
Principal Investigator: Williams, Michael L
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The snowbird Tectonic zone is an enigmatic structure in the framework of the Canadian Shield. It is a linear zone on geologic maps stretching northeastward from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Athabasca to Hudson Bay. It was originally recognized on aerial surveys. It was clearly an important element in the construction of the North American continent more than 2 billion years ago, but interpreta...


Prospecting for Earth’s oldest rocks using geochemical signatures of Pleistocene glacial sediments
Principal Investigator: Bilak, Grayson S
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: For this research the Principal Investigator (PI) propses an innovative combination of quaternary geology, isotope geochemistry, and Precambrian geochronology that will identity previously unmapped outcrops of ancient continental crust in the Acasta Gneiss Complex (AGC). An age range and bedrock composition will be generated for the research area and used to help further the understanding of the p...


Coppermine River Transect
Principal Investigator: Rainbird, Robert H
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Fieldwork is proposed to acquire geological observations and collect rock samples for laboratory analysis. Results of fieldwork in the area will contribute to acquiring state-of-the-art data, updated maps, and related publicly available publications. Work consists of visual examination, description, measurement, and photography of rock outcrops. GPS units and satellite imagery will be used to l...


Glacial limits of western Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra ADR
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this research is to create a regional 1:1,000,000 scale glacial limits map with glacier extent of various ages, ice-flow indicators and drainage diversions. The map will cover the Northwest Territories south from 66° 00’ 00” N and east of the continental divide. Work is mainly conducted through visual examination, description, measurement, and photography of surficial features....


Slave Province Surficial Geology and Permafrost Study
Principal Investigator: Elliott, Barrett R
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2015
Summary: The objectives of the research are to generate new surficial geology maps and surficial geological studies covering approximately 5 50k National Topographic System (NTS) sheets, to install an new permafrost monitoring network at the treeline transition as well as to generate case studies of using small soil samples to detect a buried kimberlite and using passive geophysics equipment (measures eart...


Southern Mackenzie Surficial Mapping
Principal Investigator: Paulen, Roger C.
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: Activities in this study are focused on making a map of the surface sediments. The map will help to understand surface material distribution and thickness, how these materials were deposited by glaciers, and where the bedrock outcrops. Soil samples will be collected across the study area. The mineralogical and geochemical analyses of these samples will help to understand where the materials were d...


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