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TitleGeology, Carcajou Canyon (southeast), Northwest Territories
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorFallas, K MORCID logo; MacNaughton, R BORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 96, 2014, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock and structural geology, 1:100,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 10 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xml; rtf; xls; JPEG2000
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS96D/01; 96D/02; 96D/07; 96D/08
AreaCarcajou Canyon; Mackenzie Mountains; Keele River
Lat/Long WENS-127.0000 -126.0000 64.5000 64.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; sedimentary rocks; marine deposits; sandstones; shales; mudstones; limestones; structural features; folds; faults; Slater River Formation; Mahony Lake Formation; Arctic Red Formation; Bear Rock Formation; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Devonian
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Mackenzie Delta and Corridor
Released2014 06 03
AbstractThe southeast quadrant of Carcajou Canyon map area (NTS 96-D) lies within the mountainous Canyon Ranges of the eastern Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories. Outcrop is widespread on the higher ridges in the western portion of the map, but decreases to the northeast as ridges become lower and more vegetated toward the Mackenzie Plain. Rock types include siliciclastic, carbonate, and evaporite strata ranging from Neoproterozoic to Paleocene. Proterozoic and Paleozoic strata have been deformed by northwest- to southeast-trending folds and contractional faults associated with Cordilleran deformation. A set of approximately north-trending minor extensional faults are preserved within Proterozoic and Cambrian strata, and were locally reactivated by Cordilleran deformation. Cryogenian igneous activity resulted in the emplacement of gabbroic dykes into strata of the Mackenzie Mountains Supergroup. Two major unconformities represent significant gaps in the local geological record, one between Proterozoic (Cryogenian) and Cambrian strata, and another between Devonian and Cretaceous strata.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This publication shows the distribution of bedrock geology for the southeast quadrant of the Carcajou Canyon map area (National Topographic System 96D). Users can learn what rock types are present in the area, and see where faults and folds affect the bedrock. Locations that have been visited by scientists to describe the rocks, or for the collection of measurements, photographs, and samples, are indicated on the map. More details about the geology and observations are available in the GIS data files.

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