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TitleSurficial deposits, landforms, glacial history and potential for granular aggregate and frac sand: Maxhamish Lake map sheet (NTS 94O), British Columbia
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHuntley, D HORCID logo; Hickin, A S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6430, 2010, 17 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Surficial geology, geomorphology, granular resource evaluation and geohazard assessment for the Maxhamish Lake map area (NTS 94O), northeastern British Columbia
File formatpdf
AreaMaxhamish Lake
Lat/Long WENS-124.0000 -122.0000 60.0000 59.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; industrial minerals; glacial features; glacial landforms; moraines; glacial history; deglaciation; glacial lakes; glacial lake deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; ice flow; ice movement directions; ice transport directions; granular resources; granular deposits; aggregates; terrain types; terrain analysis; Holocene; Pleistocene; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Yukon Sedimentary Basins
Released2010 02 19
AbstractAs part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program Yukon and Liard Basin Project, the Geological Survey of Canada, in collaboration with the British Columbia Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources is working to provide an inventory of terrain, landforms and geomorphic processes in the Maxhamish Lake map area (NTS 94O), British Columbia. This paper provides a preliminary interpretation of surficial geology from air photos, satellite imagery, field observations and digital elevation models; and provides new insight into the range of subglacial processes, patterns of ice flow, deglacial history, and associated sedimentary environments associated with the Late Wisconsinan Laurentide Ice Sheet. Our work provides government agencies, industry and the public access to reliable geoscience information with respect to surficial earth materials, geomorphic processes and the resource potential for granular aggregate and frac sand. The intent of this work is to attract new investment and reduce risks for exploration and development of natural resources in northern British Columbia.

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