The Snowbird Tectonic Zone, Saskatchewan - NWT

Regions: South Slave Region, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, geology, tectonic movement, rock

Principal Investigator: Hanmer, Simon (1)
Licence Number: 12128
Organization: Continental Geoscience Division, GSC
Licensed Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Chris Kopf

Objective(s): To trace the Snowbird Tectonic Zone, in N. Saskatchewan into the southern Keewatin District with a view to testing the hypothesis that the paleohorizontal in the ca.2.6 Ga continental crust plunges to the NE in the area between Lake Athabasca and Snowbird Lake; Snowbird Lake.

Project Description: The Snowbird tectonic zone is a 3000 km long linear feature fisible in the gravity map of the Canadian Shield. Based on past research the hypothesis that high temperature rocks must plunge to great depths somewhere between Lakes Athabasca and Baker will be tested. tested.