Principal Investigator:Reimink, Jesse R Licenced Year(s):
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; and...
Principal Investigator:Haugaard, Rasmus RH Licenced Year(s):2013
The recent discovery of new occurrences of 2.9 - 2.6 Ga old banded iron formations in the NWT have opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry directly preceding the Great Oxidation Event (GOE). In this regard, the research group has been engaged with the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studies of Achaean Banded Iron Formation (BIF) f...
Principal Investigator:Turner, Elizabeth C Licenced Year(s):2013
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.
This project team will establish small 2-3 person camps on or near a mountainside which is already known, based on previous work, that the rocks they are interested in will be exposed. E...
Principal Investigator:Paradis, Suzanne Licenced Year(s):2013
The objectives of this research project are to identify some proximal (close) and distal (at a distance) mineralogical and chemical elements that will indicate that rocks in a sedimentary basin are likely or not to be rich in metals; and to understand how metals were emplaced in rocks, and how they disperse once the rocks are weathered. This has implications for the land, environment and mineral i...
Principal Investigator:Mloszewski, Aleksandra M Licenced Year(s):
The recent discovery of new occurrences of Neoarchan (2.8 Ga to 2.6 Ga) banded iron formations (BIF) in the Northwest Western Territories have opened an exceptional opportunity to study ocean chemistry. In this regard, the research group has been engaged by the Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) to undertake field and laboratory studies of Archean and Proterozoic Banded Iron Formation ...
Principal Investigator:Rose, Rachael Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to record the succession of rocks and collect some samples for further analysis. The researchers would take pictures of the rocks at the locations in order to support the interpretations made. From these observations, interpretations on the Devonian environment can be made.
Rock succession and features within the rocks will be recorded in a notebook and the corres...
Principal Investigator:Mumford, Thomas R. Licenced Year(s):
With increasing activity at the Nechalacho Rare Earth Element Deposit a better geological understanding of the setting of the mineral deposit is required. This study is fundamentally concerned with how and why the deposit exists. This is achieved by studying the entire Blachford Lake intrusive suite (>300 km2), the igneous system which generated the deposit. From this, a petrogenetic framework wil...
Principal Investigator:Halverson, Galen P Licenced Year(s):2014
The objectives of this study are:
1. to improve the geological, tectonic, and geochemical constraints on the emplacement of ca. 780 Ma Little Dal Basalt and associated sill and dikes and the deposition of the overlying Coats Lake Group; and
2. to improve correlation between the Little Dal Group and similar-aged strata in the Yukon Territory in order to under the origin and geometry of this sedim...
Principal Investigator:Skeries, Kristina A Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to understand how metals might be weathering from rocks, and to understand where they end up and in which chemical form (the speciation). The importance is to differentiate between the metal species that weather from the rocks, the species by which they are transported, and finally, the species by which they are deposited again, if they are in fact deposit...
Principal Investigator:Jones, Adrienne Licenced Year(s):2007
The Peel Plateau and Plain is a region of under-explored hydrocarbon potential. Bedrock mapping and exploration drilling was done in the 1960s. The objective of this project is to improve knowledge of regional geology, including stratigraphy; correlation, depositional and tectonic histories; basin evolution; and petroleum geology and potential. Reconnaissance work will be conducted in the Peel Pla...