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TitleMassive ground ice occurrences, and permafrost geology-related observations from seismic shothole drillers' log records, Northwest Territories and northern Yukon
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSmith, I RORCID logo; Lesk-Winfield, K
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6472, 2010; 1 DVD, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaDVD; digital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is superceded by An updated assessment of ground ice and permafrost geology-related observations based on seismic shothole drillers' log records, Northwest Territories and northern Yukon
File formatreadme
File formattxt; html; pmf; mxd; pdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon
NTS85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85K; 85L; 95A; 95B; 95G; 95H; 95I; 95J; 95K; 95N; 95O; 95P; 96A; 96B; 96C; 96D; 96E; 96F; 96G; 96K; 96L; 96M; 96N; 96O; 97B; 97C; 106E; 106G; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106K; 106L; 106M; 106N; 106O; 106P; 107A; 107B; 107C; 107D; 107E; 116F; 116G; 116H; 116I; 116J; 116K; 116O; 116P; 117A; 117D
AreaMackenzie corridor; northern Yukon Territory; Tathlina Lake; Kakisa River; Mills Lake; Falaise Lake; Willow Lake; Rae; Trout Lake; Fort Liard; La Biche River; Sibbeston Lake; Fort Simpson; Bulmer Lake; Camsell Bend; Root River; Dahadinni River; Wrigley; Keller Lake; Johnny Hoe River; Blackwater Lake; Fort Norman; Carcajou Canyon; Norman Wells; Mahony Lake; Fort Franklin; Kilekale Lake; Lac Des Bois; Lac Belot; Aubry Lake; Lac Maunoir; Horton Lake; Simpson Lake; Franklin Bay; Wind River; Ramparts River; Sans Sault Rapids; Fort Good Hope; Ontaratue River; Martin House; Trail River; Fort McPherson; Arctic Red River; Travaillant Lake; Canot Lake; Crossley Lakes; Aklavik; Mackenzie Delta; Stanton; Cape Dalhousie; Ogilvie River; Hart River; Eagle River; Porcupine River; Old Crow; Bell River; Blow River; Herschel Island
Lat/Long WENS-136.1667 -116.0000 70.0000 60.0000
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -133.5000 69.5000 65.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; surficial geology/geomorphology; environmental geology; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; seismic data; lithology; lithostratigraphy; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciofluvial features; glacial landforms; glacial features; postglacial deposits; muskeg; talik; aggregates; gravels; sands; silts; clays; boulders; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; environmental impacts; environmental studies; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Paleozoic
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience
ProgramProgram of Energy Research and Development (PERD)
Released2010 11 29
AbstractThis publication utilizes seismic shothole drillers' litholog records to document ground ice and massive ice thickness and extents in the Northwest Territories and northern Yukon. It also provides estimates of permafrost thickness in areas of thin extensive and sporadic discontinuous permafrost, identification of unfrozen sediments (existing and relic taliks) at depth in areas of thick permafrost cover, and depths of surface thaw in offshore Mackenzie Delta sediments.
Limitations in the seismic shothole drillers' log data are clearly recognized in their application to permafrost studies, yet they nonetheless provide a rich archive of information that can be correlated with established monitoring sites and expand regional interpretations. The information interpreted from the drillers' log records will perhaps best serve as guides to future permafrost research by identifying key areas of interest and/or anomalous permafrost conditions that can be studied and tested in follow-up field research.

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