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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Hanbury River, Northwest Territories, NTS 75-P
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorDyke, A S; Kerr, D E
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 186, 2014, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
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 is related to Reconnaissance surficial geology, Clarke River, Northwest Territories, NTS 65-M north
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; shp; xml; xls; jpg; JPEG2000
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaEyerberry Lake; Tyrrell Lake; Thelon River; Coldblow Lake; Hanbury River
Lat/Long WENS-106.0000 -104.0000 64.0000 63.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; glacial features; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; tills; sands; gravels; frost cracks; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; organic deposits; alluvial deposits; eolian deposits; lacustrine deposits; moraines; Cenozoic; Quaternary
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Geomapping for Energy & Minerals (GEM) - Geo-mapping Frontiers
Released2014 06 17
AbstractPreliminary surficial geology studies, through aerial photograph interpretation and limited legacy data, were undertaken in the Hanbury River map area to provide an improved understanding of surficial sediments and glacial history. The general distribution and thickness of sediments reflects the nature of underlying bedrock. The eastern half of the area, underlain by relatively soft Dubawnt Group sedimentary rocks, is generally covered by thick drift with limited rock outcrop, whereas the western quarter, underlain by gneissic rocks, is extensively bare. Three main ice-flow events are identified. An early southwest flow is seen in the south-central, northwest and in the northeastern regions. The next flow was northwestward, and affected most of the map area. A final southward flow event affected only the north-central area and is confined in time to the local deglaciation sequence. A succession of glacial lakes (Hanbury, Tyrrell, Thelon) covered much of the map-area during deglaciation. Relict beaches throughout the map-area attest to a complex history of changing water levels associated with either multiple outlets and/or with differential isostatic recovery.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and limited fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials. It contributes to resource assessments and effective land use management.

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