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TitlePotential granular aggregate resources in Northwest Territories and northern Yukon: an updated assessment integrating seismic shothole drillers' logs and surficial geology maps
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSmith, I RORCID logo; Bednarski, J M; Deblonde, C; Duk-Rodkin, A; Huntley, DORCID logo; Kennedy, K E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6849, 2011; 1 DVD, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaDVD; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes the following publications
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File formatreadme
File formattxt; pmf; mxd; pdf; e00; shp; mdb; html
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Yukon
NTS85B; 85C; 85D; 85E; 85F; 85K; 85L; 95A; 95B; 95C; 95F; 95G; 95H; 95I; 95J; 95K; 95N; 95O; 95P; 96; 97B; 97C; 106E; 106F; 106G; 106H; 106I; 106J; 106K; 106M; 106N; 106O; 106P; 107A; 107B; 107C; 107D; 107E; 116F; 116G; 116H; 116I; 116J; 116K; 116O; 116P; 117A; 117D
AreaMackenzie Corridor; Mackenzie Delta; Mackenzie River; Mackenzie Valley; Aklavik; Colville Lake; Deline; Enterprise; Fort Good Hope; Fort Liard; Fort McPherson; Fort Providence; Fort Simpson; Hay River; Inuvik; Jean Marie River; Kakisa; Nahanni Butte; Norman Wells; Sambaa K'e; Trout Lake; Tsiigehtchic; Tuktoyaktuk; Tulita; Wrigley; Yellowknife
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -114.0000 71.0000 60.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; environmental geology; stratigraphy; overburden thickness; drift deposits; clays; gravels; boulders; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; granular deposits; granular resources; buried valleys; alluvial deposits; bedrock geology; environmental impacts; environmental studies; lithology; lithostratigraphy; permafrost; aggregates; Geographic information systems; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Tertiary
Illustrationsphotographs; tables
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
ProgramProgram of Energy Research and Development (PERD)
Released2011 07 20
AbstractThis publication utilizes lithostratigraphic information provided by the revised and updated seismic shothole drillers' log database (GSC Open File 6833), and two other borehole databases, to identify potential granular aggregate resources. Lithostratigraphic records are interpreted and presented in a GIS at two depth intervals; upper 10 m (76 958 records) and total shothole depth (89 019 records), and are distinguished by location (surface vs. subsurface) and sediment type (gravel; gravel + sand; sand). This point-stratigraphic information is augmented by including granular aggregate-associated surficial geology map polygons (e.g., glaciofluvial deposits) from published and in progress maps throughout the Mackenzie corridor and northern Yukon. Where shothole records intersect map polygons, they can confirm the existence of aerially extensive surface granular aggregate deposits, and by extension provide a characterization of their sedimentology and thickness. Where shothole data occurs outside of granular aggregate-associed map polygons they can identify sites potentially obscured by vegetation or missed during surficial geology mapping. They also identify deposits in areas that have yet to be mapped.

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