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TitleSurficial geology, Capot-Blanc Creek, British Columbia
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHuntley, D HORCID logo; Hickin, A S; Chow, W; Mirmohammadi, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 109, 2013, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:50,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 10 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xml; shp; xls
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaSahtaneh River
Lat/Long WENS-124.0000 -123.5000 59.5000 59.2500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; organic deposits; alluvial deposits; colluvial deposits; glacial features; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; tills; eskers; moraines; drumlins; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals, Yukon Sedimentary Basins
Released2013 04 26
AbstractCanadian Geoscience Map 109 depicts the surficial geology and landforms over some 790 km2 covered by the Capot-Blanc Creek map sheet (NTS 94-O/05) in northeastern British Columbia. The map area lies at the northern limit of the Tsoo Tablelands (Alberta Plateau) and western limit of the Liard Plateau. Respectively, these uplands are incised by the Fort Nelson River and north-draining tributaries; and the Capot-Blank Creek, draining west into the Liard River. Bedrock is mantled by unconsolidated earth materials dating to the Late Pleistocene (Late Wisconsinan Glaciation, > 25 ka to ca. 10 ka before present, BP) and non-glacial Holocene (ca. 10 ka BP to present). Deposits of till, green on the map, are generally suitable for placement of infrastructure. Glaciofluvial and eolian deposits with mineral, aggregate and groundwater potential are coloured orange and buff. Slopes disturbed by landslides, debris flows and rock falls appear brown and pink. Glaciolacustrine and organic deposits with sporadically discontinuous permafrost are coloured purple and grey. Alluvial deposits prone to flooding, erosion and sedimentation appear yellow on the map.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
As natural resource development expands in northeastern British Columbia, up-to-date geological information will be needed to reduce the economic costs and environmental risks of developing new sources of energy and minerals. Canadian Geoscience Map 109 was produced as part of the Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Yukon Basins Project to help meet this demand. The map, legend and accompanying notes incorporate past research with field observations and interpretation of satellite images to provide new insights into distribution, nature, origin and resource potential of earth surface materials and geological hazards on the Capot-Blanc Creek map sheet (NTS 94O-05). CGM 109 is intended for use by governments, universities, resource companies, environmental consultants, First Nations communities, municipalities and the general public.

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