Snowbird Lake Mapping Project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith (6)
Licence Number: 13618
Organization: DIAND
Licensed Year(s): 2004
Issued: May 20, 2004
Project Team: Dave White

Objective(s): The Snowbird Lake Mapping project area is located in the western Churchill Province, approximately 700 km southeast of Yellowknife and 150 km north of Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan. Available geological data for this area is sparse and limited to 1:250 000 scale mapping by the Geological Survey of Canada in the late 1950's. the geology of the area is poorly understood and no modern geoscience data sets are available. The mapping project will define the structural, metamorphic, lithological, and geochemical bedrock characteristics of the area. This will provide an updated geological database that will be included in a GIS-based compilation of bedrock geology, geophysical data, satellite images, and mineral occurrences that is underway for part of the Churchill Province. The data obtained will further the scientific knowledge of the area and aid in mineral exploration such as for diamond, gold and nickel deposits.