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TitleSurficial geology, Kiwigana River, British Columbia
AuthorHuntley, D H; Hickin, A S; Chow, W; Mirmohammadi, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 127, 2013, 1 sheet,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:50,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, zone 10 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xml; shp; xls
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaKiwigana River
Lat/Long WENS-123.0000 -122.5000 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
ProgramYukon Sedimentary Basins, GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2013 05 08
AbstractCanadian Geoscience Map 127 depicts the surficial geology over some 790 km2 covered by the Kiwigana River map sheet (NTS 94-O/07), in northeastern British Columbia. The map area lies in the Fort Nelson Lowland, and is drained by the west-flowing Kiwigana 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, rock slides, and debris flows appear brown. Glaciolacustrine and organic deposits with sporadically discontinuous permafrost are coloured purple and grey, respectively. 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 sources of new energy and minerals. Canadian Geoscience Map 127 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 Kiwigana River map sheet (NTS 94O-07). CGM 127 is intended for use by governments, universities, resource companies, environmental consultants, First Nations communities, municipalities and the general public.