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TitleReport of activities for predictive surficial geology mapping derived from LANDSAT 7, Wecho River, NTS 85-O, Northwest Territories, GEM2 Mackenzie Project
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AuthorMorse, P D; Kerr, D E; Wolfe, S A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7947, 2015, 15 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297167
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85O
AreaWecho River
Lat/Long WENS-116.0000 -114.0000 64.0000 63.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geophysics; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; remote sensing; mapping techniques; computer mapping; satellite imagery; airphoto interpretation; LANDSAT 7; remote predictive mapping; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; satellite images
ProgramMackenzie Corridor, Shield to Selwyn, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 11 20
AbstractThe Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program lays the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North, and the Mackenzie Corridor region of interest represents the largest unmapped (bedrock and surficial geology) area of Northwest Territories. The lack of geologic knowledge in this area is a significant detriment to the economic potential of the region. The Wecho River map (NTS 85-O) identifies surficial geology and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers which covered the area about 9500 years ago. This preliminary map of surficial geology is based on remote predictive mapping, airphoto interpretation and fieldwork. The goal is to develop a timely first-version map, validated in selected areas and reviewed by geological experts, which reasonably depicts the distribution of surficial sediments for northern industry exploration and development purposes.
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The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program lays the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North, and the Mackenzie Corridor region of interest represents the largest unmapped area of Northwest Territories. The lack of geologic knowledge in this area is a significant detriment to the economic potential of the region. The Wecho River map (NTS 85-O) identifies surficial geology and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers which covered the area about 9500 years ago. This preliminary map of surficial geology is based on remote predictive mapping, airphoto interpretation and fieldwork. The goal is to develop a timely first-version map, validated in selected areas and reviewed by geological experts, which reasonably depicts the distribution of surficial sediments for northern industry exploration and development purposes.
GEOSCAN ID297167