|Title||What's the Yukon Territory made of? Earth materials portrayed by a geological highway map|
|Author||Roots, C; Pelletier, K; Bond, J; Bruce, O|
|Source||Yukon exploration and Geology; by Weston, L H (ed.); Lewis, L L (ed.); Blackburn, L R (ed.); 2008 p. 211-226|
|Alt Series||Earth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20080550|
|NTS||95C; 95D; 95E; 105; 106C; 106D; 106E; 106F; 106L; 115A; 115B; 115C; 115F; 115G; 115H; 115I; 115J; 115K; 115N; 115O; 115P; 116A; 116B; 116C; 116F; 116G; 116H; 116I; 116J; 116K; 116N; 116O; 116P; 117A;
|Lat/Long WENS||-141.0000 -124.0000 70.0000 60.0000|
|Subjects||stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; surficial geology/geomorphology; bedrock geology; structural features; thermal springs; tectonic evolution; tectonic history; glacial deposits; glacial
landforms; glacial history; sedimentary rocks; metamorphic rocks; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Jurassic; Triassic; Paleozoic; Ordovician; Cambrian; Precambrian|
|Illustrations||location maps; photographs; block diagrams|
|Abstract||The Yukon Geological Survey (YGS), in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), is preparing a geological highway map (1:2 000 000 scale) of the territory with a shaded relief base.
Unlike a regular geological map whose legend shows rock formations in chronological order, this map emphasizes earth materials - nine rock types and six kinds of unconsolidated deposits - with less regard for their age. This map also shows major
faults, hot springs, the location of other geological features of interest to the public, as well as primary and secondary road networks, communities and parks. |
The geological highway map is accompanied by a series of illustrated time-slices of
the tectonic evolution and glacial history of the territory. It is intended to be a territory-wide synthesis of Yukon's geology - for residents as well as the rubber-tired tourist.