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TitleTerrain inventory and geomorphic history of the south-central Mackenzie River valley region, Northwest Territories
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHuntley, DORCID logo; Duk-Rodkin, A; Couch, A; Sidwell, C
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2006-A11, 2006, 8 pages; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/222394 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2006
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; CD-ROM; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS95J; 95K; 95N; 95O
AreaMackenzie River Valley
Lat/Long WENS-126.0000 -122.0000 64.0000 62.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; terrain inventories; geological history; Holocene; alluvial deposits; organic deposits; lithology; Pleistocene; eolian deposits; colluvial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; glacial deposits; tills; Pliocene; permafrost; Quaternary
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
Released2006 07 01
AbstractAs part of the Northern Energy DevelopmentMackenzie Valley Project, an inventory of terrain, landforms, and geomorphic processes is currently being compiled for the Camsell Bend (NTS 95 J), Root River (NTS 95 K), Dahadinni River (NTS 95 N), and Wrigley (NTS 95-O) 1:250 000 scale map sheets. This work aims to provide government agencies, industry, and the public access to secure and reliable geoscience information. The regional surficial geology is being examined to improve understanding of the limits to glaciation, subglacial processes, meltwater-drainage patterns, glacial-lake history, landslide hazards, and aggregate and groundwater resources. Outputs from this study can be used in environmental risk and impact assessments, and will provide calibration for future predictive mapping and hazard analyses in the Mackenzie River valley transportation corridor. Other possible outcomes include the attraction of new investment and reduction of risks for exploration and development of aggregate, groundwater, and mineral resources.
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