|Title||Report of activities for the Core Zone: 2015 surficial geology, geochemistry, and gamma-ray spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador|
|Author||McClenaghan, M B; Paulen, R C; Rice, J M; McCurdy, M W; Fortin, R; Spirito, W A; Adcock, S W; Ross, M; Pyne, M; Dubé-Loubert, H; Lion, A J|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7946, 2015, 20 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297388 (Open Access)|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Related||This publication contains the following
|Province||Quebec; Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Area||Rivière de Pas; Rivière George; Smallwood Reservoir; Woods Lake; Lac Résolution|
|Lat/Long WENS||-66.0000 -64.0000 56.0000 54.0000|
|Subjects||surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; geophysics; field work; bedrock geology; sampling methods; gamma-ray surveys; gamma-ray spectroscopy; spectrometric analyses; lake sediments; lake sediment
geochemistry; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; Core Zone; Cenozoic; Quaternary|
|Illustrations||location maps; images|
|Program||Hudson/Ungava Core Zone, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals|
|Released||2015 12 02|
This activity report summarizes accomplishments of the GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava surficial activities focused on northeast Quebec and west central Labrador. These activities are being
carried out in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles du Québec (MERNQ) and the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador (GSNL). This report complements the first year's activity report published by
McClenaghan et al. (2014). The study area is underlain by Precambrian rocks of the New Quebec Orogen and southern Core Zone. Surficial sediment and landforms include thin veneers of glacial sediment (till), thicker glacial deposits of ribbed and
streamlined sediment, small esker systems, and glacial lake deposits in low lying areas.
The overall objective of these activities is to produce new regional geoscience data including surficial geology, and geochemistry and radiometric maps to
support natural resource exploration and responsible resource development in the Hudson-Ungava region. Activities include surficial and bedrock mapping, till geochemistry and indicator mineralogy, lake sediment geochemistry, geochemical database
management and gamma ray spectrometry studies.
Surficial mapping led to an improved understanding of the surficial and bedrock geology of the study area and identification of key areas for more focused mapping and sampling in subsequent field
seasons. Laboratory work led to improved sample processing and examination techniques for till samples. Data management has facilitated web access to GEM 1 and GEM 2 publications and data.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This open file reports activities carried out as part of the GEM-2 Program in the south Core Zone of Quebec and Labrador in 2014 and 2015. These
activities include surficial mapping, till and lake sediment geochemistry, and gamma ray spectrometry mapping studies.