Geology and Structure of Prince Patrick and Adjacent Islands

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: physical sciences, geology, fossils, bedrock, deformational history, geological age

Principal Investigator: Harrison, J. Christopher (4)
Licence Number: 12115
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: R. Brady

Objective(s): To define, by means of maps and cross-sections, the nature and distribution of bedrock types, their ages, fossil content and manner of deformation.

Project Description: A continuing project, the researchers will define the nature of the solid earth that makes up the bedrock beneath the Arctic Islands. This involves the examination of existing maps and air-photographs, the identification of rock types in the field, the measurement of the orientation of rock layers and similar features with a surveyor's hand held compass and the collection of small samples for additional laboratory study.