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TitleSurficial geology, geomorphology, granular resource evaluation and geohazard assessment for the Maxhamish Lake map area (NTS 94O), northeastern British Columbia
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHuntley, DORCID logo; Hickin, A; Chow, W
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6883, 2011, 20 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Surficial deposits, landforms, glacial history and potential for granular aggregate and frac sand: Maxhamish Lake map sheet (NTS 94O), 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; histograms
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Yukon Sedimentary Basins
Released2011 10 19
AbstractAs part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program (GEM-Energy) Yukon Basins Project, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Minerals (BCMEM) collaborated between 2009 and 2011 to produce a digital surficial geology and landform (geoscience) map and an accompanying geodatabase of field observations, terrain units, landforms and geomorphic processes in the Maxhamish Lake map area (NTS 94O), British Columbia. In this paper, we present the distribution of surficial deposits and landforms; and describe the sedimentology, surface morphology and facies associations of major terrain units and landforms. This terrain inventory is evaluated to: a) better define the regional potential for granular aggregate and frac sand resources in the map area; b) identify key geohazards that could impact surface infrastructure (e.g., road design, well pad locations, pipeline routing); c) provide baseline information useful for future land management decisions on resource development in northeastern British Columbia. By providing government agencies, industry, communities and the public access to reliable geoscience information on surficial earth materials, geohazards and granular resource potential and groundwater, the risks for new investment, exploration and development of natural resources in northern British Columbia will be reduced.

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