22 record(s) found with the tag "geology" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Reconstructing latitudinal terrestrial temperature gradients at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary: testing the 'Equable Earth' hypothesis
Principal Investigator: Jerrett, Rhodri
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The research team have chosen this site in the Northwest Territories to collect coal samples from, as it contains the Cretaceous-Paleogene sandstone and iridium-anomaly that places the ages of these coals in that period. The team will access pristine coal samples by excavating the weathered rock back by 1 m (using spade and shovel). They will then sample a vertical profile by collecting coal sampl...


Shale Basin Evolution in Central NWT (2019)
Principal Investigator: Terlaky, Viktor
Licensed Year(s): 2019
Summary: The objective is to scope the Imperial Formation in order to develop a more extensive future study of this formation, and to sample the sites for conodont fossil bearing carbonates in order to better age date the Horn River Group deposits. At each site the rock exposure will be photographed in detail. At Mountain River and Gayna Gorge the outcrop will be sampled for conodont fossil bearing car...


Beaulieu River Belt Collaborative VMS Project
Principal Investigator: Knox, Bernadette
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to update and increase the understanding of the geological history of an area along the Beaulieu River. The work will be conducted mostly on foot with access to the shore provided by canoe and zodiac boat. Notes on the geology will be taken and entered into a database. Holes up to 1m in depth will be dug to make observations and take samples of the till, the h...


Metallogenic Investigation of the East Arm
Principal Investigator: Cairns, Scott
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: Recent evolving thoughts on the geological history of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake require the area to be re-evaluated with respect to its structural and metamorphic history as well as to explain its metal endowment. This study seeks to evaluate the structural and metamorphic history of the area, and its potential to host economic mineralization. Field investigations will examine exposures ...


South Rae Project
Principal Investigator: Pehrsson, Sally J
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2012
Summary: 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 scientists walk on the land and make observations, take notes and draw sketches. Small...


Hydrothermal event recognition and vectoring to SEDEX ore system in shale basins, Yukon and NWT
Principal Investigator: Paradis, Suzanne
Licensed Year(s): 2013 2012 2011
Summary: 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: - fam...


Blatchford Lake, NT Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Survey
Principal Investigator: Miles, Warner F.
Licensed Year(s): 2011
Summary: The objective of the airborne survey is to acquire high-resolution airborne gravity gradient and magnetic data. Airborne gravity gradiometry surveys measure small variations in the rate of change of the gravity field due to lateral variations in the mass and density of underlying bedrock. Aeromagnetic surveys measure magnetic properties of bedrock and are one of the tools used in geological mapp...


Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. 2010 - 2012 Field Program
Principal Investigator: Reford, Stephen
Licensed Year(s): 2011 2010 2008
Summary: The objective of the Darnley Bay Resources (DBR) Ltd. 2010 - 2012 Field Program is to collect additional information on the Darnley Bay gravity anomaly and to assess kimberlite pipe targets. Six field programs have been proposed (geological prospecting and sampling, claim staking, ground geophysical surveys, bathymetric surveys and two drilling programs) and data collected will aid in DBR's interp...


Geology and Resource Potential of Northwest Victoria Island
Principal Investigator: Rainbird, Robert H
Licensed Year(s): 2009
Summary: The objective of the project is to better understand the geology of the region through collection and analysis of rock specimens and regional geological mapping. This year the researchers would like to collect hand specimens of rocks for future studies and to look for areas where more detailed studies can be done in the future. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist m...


Sekwi Mountain Project
Principal Investigator: Martel, Edith
Licensed Year(s): 2007 2006
Summary: The objectives of the Sekwi Mountain project are: (1) Provide an updated geological database for a segment of the Mackenzie Mountains; (2) Assess the mineral potential of the area; (3) Assess the hydrocarbon (oil and gas, coal) potential of the area; (4) Provide tectonic model for the assembly of the Mackenzie Mountains; (5) Produce an user-friendly guide to the geology of the Canol Heritage Trail...


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