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TitleSurficial geology, Emile Creek, British Columbia
AuthorHuntley, D H; Hickin, A S; Chow, W; Mirmohammadi, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 119, 2013, 1 sheet, (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
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
File formatpdf; rtf; xml; shp
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaEmile Creek
Lat/Long WENS-123.0000 -122.5000 60.0000 59.7500
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 05 29
AbstractCanadian Geoscience Map 119 depicts the surficial geology over some 790 km2 covered by the Emile Creek map sheet (NTS 94-O/15) in northeastern British Columbia. The Maxhamish Escarpment lies along the west margin of the map sheet. Much of the map area encompasses the northwest limit of the Etsho Plateau and a portion of the Petitot River watershed. Much of the map area is drained by Emile Creek and its tributaries which flow north into the Petitot River. Bedrock is mantled by unconsolidated earth materials dating to the Late Pleistocene (Late Wisconsinan Glaciation, > 25 ka to ca. 10 ka) and non-glacial Holocene (ca. 10 ka to present). Deposits of till, green on the map, are generally suitable for placement of infrastructure. Glaciofluvial deposits with mineral, aggregate, and groundwater potential are coloured orange. 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 119 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 Emile Creek map sheet (NTS 94O-015). CGM 119 is intended for use by governments, universities, resource companies, environmental consultants, First Nations communities, municipalities and the general public.