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TitleSeismic shothole litholog database and GIS for the Mackenzie corridor, Northwest Territories, and northern Yukon Territory
AuthorSmith, I R; Lesk-Winfield, K; MacDonald, L E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 5465, 2007; 1 CD-ROM, (Open Access)
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to Smith, I R; Lesk-Winfield, K; (2010). A revised lithostratigraphic database of baseline geoscience information derived from seismic shothole drillers' logs, Northwest Territories and northern Yukon, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6049
File formatreadme
File formatbmp; dbf (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); e00 (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); gif; htm; mdb (Microsoft Access); pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader); pmf (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); prj (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); sbn (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); shp (ESRI® ArcReader(TM) v. 9.1, is included / est fourni); txt; xml
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon
NTS85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85L; 95A; 95B; 95G; 95H; 95I; 95J; 95K; 95N; 95O; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E; 96F; 96L; 96M; 96N; 97B; 97C; 106G; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106K; 106L; 106M; 106N; 106O; 106P; 107A; 107B; 107C; 107D; 116F; 116G; 116H; 116I; 116J; 116K; 116N; 116O; 116P; 117A; 117D
AreaMackenzie corridor; northern Yukon Territory; 1
Lat/Long WENS-136.1667 -116.0000 70.0000 60.0000
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -133.5000 69.5000 65.0000
Subjects7; geophysics; surficial geology/geomorphology; regional geology; stratigraphy; hydrogeology; economic geology; seismic data; lithology; lithostratigraphy; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciofluvial features; glacial landforms; glacial features; postglacial deposits; fluvial deposits; drift deposits; overburden thickness; isopachs; aggregates; gravels; sands; silts; clays; boulders; muskeg; permafrost; ground ice; massive ice; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; Seismic Shothole Litholog Database; databases; geographic information system; shotholes; geological hazards; 34; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Paleozoic
Illustrationssketch maps; diagrams; screen captures; photographs; tables
ProgramSecure Canadian Energy Supply
Released2007 03 01
AbstractThe Seismic Shothole Litholog Database and GIS is a compilation of 75 784 individual, augered shothole records collected during 1960s and 1970s geotechnical seismic operations, conducted along the Mackenzie corridor, NWT, and northern Yukon Territory. Compiled in a Microsoft Access® database, spatially heterogeneous shothole data (reflecting past areas of focus of petroleum exploration) extend across parts of NTS areas 85, 95, 96, 97, 106, 107, 116 and 117 (forty-nine 1:250 000 map areas in total). The shothole litholog records provide baseline, shallow-lithostratigraphic (<20 m) and geoscience information on surficial and bedrock geology, hydrogeology, geohazards, granular aggregate resources, massive ground ice, and permafrost distribution.
The database has been designed in a manner that allows it to be easily queried. A series of companion GIS databases and shapefiles have been constructed from the shothole database. These include variably scaled drift isopach shapefiles from which the thickness of drift overlying bedrock can be discerned, and shapefiles identifying potential granular aggregate resources, permafrost and massive ground ice distribution, geohazards, and muskeg thickness. Information rendered from these databases will benefit a wide variety of users (e.g., industry, government, communities, environmental consultants), and applications (e.g., resource management, land use planning, environmental assessments, infrastructure development and seismic exploration).
This initial version of the database focused on the digital rendering of a large file card archive of shothole records. Future database versions and updated GIS databases will incorporate extensive (>50 000) archival and recent shothole records currently being copied from various companies.