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Geological Mapping of the March Fault
Principal Investigator: Hickey, Kenneth A
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research project is to map the March Fault and the structures in the rocks that it cuts through to look for evidence of when it formed, how it formed, and how much relative movement has occurred along it. This research is primarily a field-based involving detailed geological mapping by foot along a series of traverses across the March Fault. The research team will use rock...


Terrestrial geoscience studies of earthquake (seismic) hazard in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area - 2016 Activities
Principal Investigator: MacLeod, Roger
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research project is to continue the examination of coastal sediment exposures and drained lake basins for evidence for paleo-tsunamis deposits and investigate coastal erosion rates. This year, the research team will be focusing on one task: A small, 2 kg (5 lb), electric powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) will be used to collect low-altitude (<90 m) aerial imagery at N...


Pliocene environmental change on Prince Patrick Island
Principal Investigator: Gosse, John C
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Summary: Our main goals of this research project are: 1.) to collect sediment samples that will be used to provide ages of the sediment in the Beaufort Formation on Prince Patrick Island; and, 2.) to collect samples of fossil material (wood, plants, bone) that can be analyzed to produce climate reconstructions for the Pliocene. The research team will travel to approximately 5-6 site locations. The t...


Understanding regional variability in soil geochemistry in an area impacted by legacy industrial activity
Principal Investigator: Oliver, Jonathon
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The specific objectives of this research are: 1) to investigate concentrations of arsenic and other elements in regional soils to gain a better understanding of regional baseline soil geochemistry; 2) to determine speciation of arsenic in selected soils from the region with elevated concentrations to determine whether arsenic in soils is from a natural geologic source or is derived from past indus...


Devonian to Cretaceous Tectonostratigraphy
Principal Investigator: Hadlari, Thomas
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of geology in the region, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and unique hydrocarbon and mineral potential of Devonian strata. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production of geology maps or reports and journal papers on the g...


The microfossil record of the Cambrian explosion
Principal Investigator: Smith, Martin R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to measure continuous sedimentary sections spanning Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition; to use geochemical approaches to precisely constrain the age and depositional conditions of the strata; and, to obtain Small Carbonaceous Fossils and Small Shelly Fossils from temporally-constrained strata in order to determine the rate of evolution through the Cambri...


Marine Geohazard Studies in the Beaufort Sea
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research will take place onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Service icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier during its annual multi-tasked Arctic Patrol that traverses the Canadian western Arctic. The research shares the logistics with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada researcher Dr. Humfrey Melling. This work builds on marine research expeditions onboard the Laurier in 2010, 2012 and 2013. ...


Shale Basin Evolution
Principal Investigator: Fiess, Kathryn M
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: To characterize the source rock potential of Devonian to Cretaceous age shales in the southern Peel Plateau. At each site, the rock exposure will be described in detail and photographed. Natural radiation will be measured every meter using a sensor. A small amount of rock (equivalent to size of a fist) will be sampled every meter. Additional samples of 1-2 kg may be collected for dating the age...


South Rae Project
Principal Investigator: Pehrsson, Sally J
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012
Summary: This work is part of NRCan’s Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program, designed to upgrade the geoscience knowledge base in Canada’s North to modern standards. A team of 10-15 scientists set up a temporary camp in the area of interest. Float planes, helicopter and boats are used to access remote areas. The research team will walk on the land and make observations, take notes and draw sketche...


Exploration of the Earliest Crust Forming Events on Earth
Principal Investigator: Reimink, Jesse R
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: This project will use radioactive isotope systems, whole rock isotopic measurements, and isotope data for zircons to investigate the role Hadean (> 4 billion year (Ga) old) crust played in the genesis of the Slave craton of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Data of this nature for rocks from the best-studied locality in the Slave craton, the Acasta Gneiss Complex, show that these circa 3.8-4.02 G...


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