Principal Investigator:Osinski, Gordon Licenced Year(s):
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.
Principal Investigator:Haugaard, Rasmus RH Licenced Year(s):
In the previous year, research work were started on some of the new occurrences of 2.9 - 2.6 Ga old banded iron formations in the NWT. This opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry directly preceding the Great Oxidization Event (GOE). In this regard, the research group has been engaged with the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studi...
Principal Investigator:Reimink, Jesse R Licenced Year(s):2014
The present study aims to obtain information with the following objectives: 1) further describe, sample, and document field relationships and structures present in areas that were sampled and found to be significantly old (>3.8 billion years); 2) explore and sample other units which based on field relationships and mineralogy are likely to be as old or older than previously documented samples; 3) ...
Principal Investigator:LABROUSSE, Loic Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of the CaHiGeo project are to sample paleogene rocks for sedimentological and stratigraphical analysis and dating; to sample the underlying rocks for correlation with equivalent formations in Northern Yukon and dating; and to measure the possible deformation of the paleogene rocks at the inferred location of sealed faults (Eskimo Lake Fault Zone).
The methods used in the field fo...
Principal Investigator:Gosse, John Licenced Year(s):
The primary objectives are to i) collect fossils (i.e. peat, bone, wood, and other sedimentary proxies) for paleoenvironmental reconstructions and, ii) document the age of the Beaufort Formation (Fm) at Ballast Brook, northwest Banks Island using a new approach based on the exposure of quartz sand grains to cosmic radiation: terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) burial dating. The cosmogenic nuclid...
Principal Investigator:Turner, Elizabeth C Licenced Year(s):
This is a Masters of Science research project aimed at understanding the geological evolution of a deep-marine environment that existed in the northern Mackenzie Mountains between 500 and 450 million years ago.
The project team will establish small 2-3 person camps on or near a mountainside where we already know, based on previous work, that the rocks they are interested in will be exposed. Eac...
Principal Investigator:England, John H Licenced Year(s):
The research team proposes to revisit Duck Hawk Bluffs (DHB), southwest Banks Island, the “type section” for the formerly reported subsurface record. DHB offers an exceptional exposure along the north shore of Thesiger Bay, measuring 8 km long and up to 60 m high. Previous work assumed that the bluffs were composed of an undeformed “layer-cake” stratigraphy recording discrete depositional events ...
Principal Investigator:Rainbird, Robert H Licenced Year(s):
This study aims to describe the formation of a very large depression that covered most of north-western Canada 1.7 billion-years ago. This will be helpful to understand the geological evolution of the Canadian Shield, and ultimately, how Earth formed, how it changed through time and how it will evolve in the future.
The researchers will be using transportation (helicopter and fixed wing aircr...
Principal Investigator:MacNeil, Alex Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study (2003 component) is to examine the fossilized types of corals that are found in the regional geological formations. Locally these corals coalesced to form mini-reefs, with interesting ecological characteristics. From the study...
Principal Investigator:Turner, William Licenced Year(s):
A two-year collaborative study (2001-2002) between the Geological Survey of Canada - Calgary and CS Lord Northern Geoscience Centre in the southern NWT is commencing its second year. The purpose of the project is to develop a stronger understanding of an...