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Colville Hills Bedrock Mapping and Stratigraphic Studies
Principal Investigator: Fallas, Karen M
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The objective of this research is to improve the public understanding of bedrock geology from the Colville Hills region across the Mackenzie and Peel plains to the Mackenzie Mountains, including folding and faulting, stratigraphic relationships, tectonic history, and petroleum generation. This objective includes sharing geoscience information with all interested parties through the production of b...


Canadian Arctic Islands Project
Principal Investigator: Hulse, Peter
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: The main objective of our research is to characterize the nature and origin (provenance) of sedimentary rocks which were deposited in the Sverdrup Basin between the Late Palaeozoic and Cenozoic (ranging from around 350 million years to 40 million years ago). The Sverdrup Basin is a succession of sedimentary rocks, which were deposited in an ancient ocean, which largely covered what are today the C...


Examining the Acasta Gneiss Complex: A Broader Scope
Principal Investigator: Belosevic, Mike
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015
Summary: This study is designed to encompass the following goals: 1) Collect samples from the expanded Acasta Gneiss Complex (AGC) study area; 2) Perform field mapping and general exploration of the expanded study area; 3) Perform age dating and isotopic analysis of the collected samples along with whole-rock geochemistry to compare data with those in the extensively studied AGC body adjacent to the Acasta...


Vertebrates of the Ancient Arctic Seas: Palaeontology of the Late Cretaceous Anderson River Formation, northern Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Vavrek, Matthew J
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The research team will be travelling to the Anderson River via helicopter, approximately 220 km due west of Inuvik. The team will be camping in a small fly camp while in the field. Two weeks will be spent in the field, searching the exposed rocks along the banks of the Anderson River for fossils of extinct marine vertebrates. All work will be done on foot. Any fossils that are found are important ...


Uplift history of Fort Liard area
Principal Investigator: McMechan, Margot
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: To determine any north south changes in the uplift history of the Fort Liard area. The research team will hike/walk to the outcrop. The team will use a 3 pound sledge hammer and rock hammer to collect hand-sized samples of rock from loose and fallen pieces. The time spent at the outcrop is about 2 hours then the team will return via foot. After, the field work samples will be sent to labs where...


Terrestrial geoscience studies of earthquake (seismic) hazard in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area
Principal Investigator: Dallimore, Scott R
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: Industry and regulators require information on seismicity and its effect on engineering structures both at a regional and local scale. The primary source of this information is the National Building Code of Canada’s Seismic Hazard Value map. Ongoing work undertaken as part of the 2015 revision of this map suggests that an increased seismic (earthquake) hazard exists in the Mackenzie-Beaufort area....


Geology of the Tunnunik impact structure, Victoria Island, NWT
Principal Investigator: Osinski, Gordon
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2012
Summary: This project seeks to carry out the first detailed study of the newly discovered Tunnunik impact structure, located on Victoria Island, NWT. The research team will carry out field mapping and conduct gravity, ground magnetic, and seismic surveys, and sample for paleomagnetic studies. They will also ground-truth a remote predictive map generated with Radarsat-2 and other satellite data. The goal...


Geology of the Acasta Gneiss Complex: Decoding of early earth evolution
Principal Investigator: Komiya, Tsuyoshi
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives are to conduct a geological survey and rock sampling in the Acasta Gneiss Complex to investigate evolution of the early earth. The Acasta Gneiss is the oldest rock in the world, and uniquely records the early earth. The Acasta Gneiss has many generations and a complex history including not only the magmatic formation with different ages but also deformations. Comprehensive works on ...


Geology of the Brock Inlier
Principal Investigator: Rainbird, Robert H
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014
Summary: The main goal is to upgrade the geological knowledge of an area that has not been studied since the late 1960s. To the research team will study and describe rocks exposed in cliff sections along the Brock and Hornaday rivers. Work will involve thickness measurements of sedimentary layers (strata) and detailed descriptions (including photography) and collection of small (half fist-sized) rock s...


Tracking environmental change in the Neoproterozoic Sheepbed and Keele Formations, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Sperling, Erik A
Licenced Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objective is to collect high quality and high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological data of the Sheepbed and Keele Formations at their type localities, along with accompanying samples for geochemical and petrological analysis. Specifically, the overall goal is to understand how these formations at their type sections relates to their correlatives throughout northwestern Canada, and det...


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