Principal Investigator:Fiess, Kathryn Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Pehrsson, Sally J Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Hickey, Kenneth A Licenced Year(s):
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...
Principal Investigator:Belosevic, Mike Licenced Year(s):2016
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...
Principal Investigator:Komiya, Tsuyoshi Licenced Year(s):
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 ...
Principal Investigator:Rainbird, Robert H Licenced Year(s):
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...
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:Dunfield, Peter F Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this work is to conduct a one day reconnaissance study of the Smoking Hills area. Mineral, rock, water and soil samples will be collected. Geochemical properties and microbial communities will be analysed in the laboratory in order to characterize any potential features unique to this site that would warrant future, more detailed research.
The site will be accessed by helicopt...
Principal Investigator:Turner, Elizabeth C Licenced Year(s):
This project seeks to understand the ancient marine environments recorded in these rocks, and thereby to interpret this poorly known, dramatic time in North America’s tectonic evolution. The areas addressed will be those that were briefly described in 1993: 1 location is in Yukon Territory (YT) and 2 are in Northwest Territories (NWT). This work will complement licensed research currently under wa...
Principal Investigator:Paradis, Suzanne Licenced Year(s):
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.
To achieve the objectives, preliminary field work will continue during the summer months of July and August of 2013 and 2014.
The field work consists of: