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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...


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...


Geochemical and isotopic studies of Acasta Gneiss Complex, the oldest terrestrial rock on Earth
Principal Investigator: Lee, Seung-Gu
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to collect rock samples from the Acasta Gneiss Complex, the oldest terrestrial rock on Earth, and to find a geochemical proxy which can shed light on the studies of early Earth rare earth element geochemistry and cosmochemistry. The field research will be carried mostly spot to spot based on the published geologic maps of previous researchers. The research team ...


Paleoproterozoic tectonometamorphic architecture of the south Rae craton
Principal Investigator: Thiessen, Eric
Licenced Year(s): 2017
Summary: The project goals are to visit an area of known exposed bedrock in southeastern Northwest Territories to produce a detailed geological map documenting rock type, structure, and metamorphic style. This work requires geological mapping and rock sample collection. A field camp consisting of single person tents will be set up as a low impact staging area for mapping. Mapping will be conducted by f...


Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Menounos, Brian p
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The objective of the study is to date the formation of terminal moraines fronting Brintnell Glacier, and analyze the glacigenic signature within the sediments of Glacier Lake in order to develop a robust chronology of glacier change on the Brintnell-Bologna Icefield. This decade to century scale chronology will be compared to regional-to-hemispheric climate proxies to evaluate the climate sensitiv...


Early Paleozoic Earth-surface environments in NWT
Principal Investigator: Turner, Elizabeth C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: The research proposed here is part of a long-term project aimed at understanding the distribution of marine environments in northwestern and northern Canada between 540 and 450 million years ago. The research team will measure, describe, and sample rock layers that are of roughly the same age but in different locations to see how ancient Earth-surface environments varied geographically about 54...


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