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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Beaverhill Lake, Northwest Territories, NTS 75-I
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorStea, R; Kerr, D E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 141, 2014, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Edition2, Prelim.
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 13 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
RelatedThis publication supercedes Reconnaissance surficial geology, Beaverhill Lake, Northwest Territories, NTS 75-I
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; shp; xml; xls; jpg; JPEG2000
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaOlson Lake; Beaverhill Lake; Breithaupt Lake; Noyes Lake; Bewick Lake; Jim Lake; Sid Lake; Mantic Lake; Howard Lake; Gardenia Lake; Scheelar Lake
Lat/Long WENS-106.0000 -104.0000 63.0000 62.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; glacial features; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; tills; sands; gravels; frost cracks; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; organic deposits; alluvial deposits; colluvial deposits; lacustrine deposits; eskers; kames; moraines; Cenozoic; Quaternary
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals GEM Tri-Territorial Information management & databases (Tri-Territorial Surficial Framework)
Released2014 07 16
AbstractReconnaissance mapping, through aerial photograph interpretation and limited field and legacy data in the Beaverhill Lake map area, provides an understanding of surficial sediments and glacial history. The last major ice flow was westward, indicated by glacially fluted landforms, although local minor southwestward and northwestward flows are recorded. An earlier west-southwest flow is inferred from streamlined features and erosional troughs observed locally. Major glaciofluvial corridors indicate a westward meltwater flow, debauching locally into glacial lakes in the central and northeast regions, representing various phases of glacial Lake Thelon. Glaciolacustrine regression beaches occur around Beaverhill Lake and elsewhere, at and below 340 m a.s.l. The extensive muskeg deposits in the north central regions are remnants of this glacial lake, and occur at elevations up to 365 m or possibly higher. The lake sediments are mapped as organics, presumably underlain by glaciolacustrine sediments, and glaciolacustrine veneer over till, reflecting the uncertainty of glaciolacustrine sediment thickness and extent.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Beaver Hill map (NTS 75-I) identifies surficial geology and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers which covered the area about 9000 years ago. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials

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