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TitleGeoscience Knowledge Synthesis: Peel Plateau and Plain, a prospective hydrocarbon province in the Northern Mackenzie Corridor
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorPyle, L J; Jones, A L; Gal, L P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 5234, 2006, 85 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
Alt SeriesNorthwest Territories Geoscience Office, NWT Open File 2006-01
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formatai (Adobe Illustrator v.8); doc (Microsoft Word); jpg; pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader); txt; xls (Microsoft Excel)
ProvinceYukon; Northwest Territories
NTS106E; 106F; 106G; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106K; 106L; 106M; 106N; 106O
AreaMackenzie Corridor; Peel Region; Peel River; Snake River; Arctic Red River; Mackenzie River; Fort Good Hope; Fort McPherson; Tsiigehtchic; Trevor Range; Sans Sault Rapids; Ramparts River; Wind River; Trail River; Martin House; Ontaratue River; Travaillant Lake
Lat/Long WENS-135.7500 -128.5000 67.7500 65.4167
Subjectsfossil fuels; sedimentology; tectonics; structural geology; stratigraphy; economic geology; paleontology; geochemistry; energy resources; hydrocarbon potential; petroleum exploration; petroleum resources; resource estimation; exploration wells; wells; sedimentary rocks; carbonates; shales; geological history; paleogeography; tectonic history; tectonic elements; crustal uplift; deformation; tectonostratigraphic zones; sedimentation; depositional history; sedimentary basins; continental shelf; continental margins; troughs; craton; biostratigraphy; mineral potential; mineral occurrences; mineral exploration; basin evolution; stratigraphic correlations; sea level changes; thermal maturation; petroleum provinces; cores; exploration history; organic carbon; vitrinite reflectance; kerogen; gas shows; oil shows; Interior Platform; Cordilleran Frontal Belt; Peel Plateau; Peel Plain; Peel Arch; Mackenzie Arch; Aubry depocentre; Good Hope depocentre; Mackenzie Plain depocentre; Richardson Trough; Selwyn Basin; Mackenzie-Peel Shelf; Mackenzie-Peel Arch; Misty Creek Embayment; Royal Mountain Platform; Knorr Block; Yukon Stable Block; western Laurentia margin; Peel Shelf; Elk Point Basin; Mackenzie Basin; Peel Trough; Ellesmere Orogeny; Columbian Orogeny; Laramide Orogeny; HB (Hornby Bay Group) Assemblage; Wernecke Supergroup; DL (Dismal Lakes Group) Assemblage; Pinguicula Group; M/S Assemblage; Mackenzie Mountains Supergroup; Shaler Supergroup; Hematite Creek Group; Windermere Supergroup; Mackenzie Platform; Mount Clark Formation; Mount Cap Formation; Saline River Formation; Ingta Formation; Backbone Ranges Formation; Vampire Formation; Sekwi Formation; Illtyd Formation; Slats Creek Formation; Hess River Formation; Rabbitkettle Formation; Ronning Group; Franklin Mountain Formation; Mount Kindle Formation; Delorme Group; Peel Formation; Tatsieta Formation; Fort Norman Formation; Bear Rock Formation; Arnica Formation; Landry Formation; Cranswick Formation; Mount Baird Formation; Hume Formation; Horn River Group; Hare Indian Formation; Ramparts Formation; Kee Scarp Member; Canol Formation; Road River Group; Loucheux Formation; Dempster Formation; Vittrekwa Formation; Imperial Formation; Tuttle Formation; Ford Lake Formation; Mount Goodenough Formation; Rat River Formation; Martin House Formation; Arctic Red Formation; Trevor Formation; Phanerozoic; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Carboniferous; Devonian; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationssketch maps; tables; stratigraphic correlations; stratigraphic charts
ProgramRegional Geoscience Studies and Petroleum Potential, Peel Plateau and Plain
Released2006 05 01
AbstractThis report is a synthesis of geoscience knowledge and data from Peel Plateau and Plain (Peel Region). Peel Region lies north of the Mackenzie Mountains, south of the Mackenzie Delta, and east of the Richardson Mountains in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. The region has moderate to high hydrocarbon potential and is a high priority area of the Mackenzie Corridor where improved and updated geoscience knowledge can stimulate petroleum exploration, industry investment, and economic development for the benefit of Northerners. More than 70 wells in Peel Region have been drilled through strata correlative with deformed strata that outcrop along the eastern flank of the Richardson Mountains and northern front of the Mackenzie Mountains. Cambrian to Middle Devonian strata represent sedimentation on the continental margin of ancestral North America. Upper Devonian to Carboniferous and Cretaceous successions resulted from deposition in foreland basins of the Ellesmerian and Columbian/Laramide orogenies, respectively. Summaries of interpreted tectonic and paleogeographic histories, stratigraphy and sedimentology, biostratigraphy, petroleum geology, and mineral potential and occurrences indicate that several areas of research are needed to improve understanding of stratigraphy and correlation, depositional and tectonic histories, basin evolution, and petroleum geology and potential in Peel Region.

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