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TitleReport of activities for the GEM 2 Mackenzie Project: Northern Mackenzie Mountains bedrock mapping, stratigraphy, and related studies
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorFallas, K MORCID logo; MacNaughton, R BORCID logo; Finley, T D; Gouwy, S A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8132, 2016, 17 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Report of activities for the GEM-2 Mackenzie project: Devonian litho- and biostratigraphy in the northern Mackenzie Mountains
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS106G; 106H
AreaMackenzie River; Mackenzie Mountains
Lat/Long WENS-132.0000 -128.0000 66.0000 65.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; petroleum resources; lithostratigraphy; stratigraphic analyses; stratigraphic correlations; Nainlin Formation; Mount Kindle Formation; Franklin Mountain Formation; Bear Rock Formation; Arnica Formation; Landry Formation; Hume Formation; Hare Indian Formation; Ramparts Formation; Mount Clark Formation; Imperial Formation; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Devonian; Cambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; stratigraphic columns
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Mackenzie Corridor, Shield to Selwyn
Released2016 11 04
Northern Mackenzie Mountains bedrock mapping and stratigraphic studies is a component of "Shield-to-Selwyn geo-transect: studying the evolution of sedimentary rocks of the northern mainland NWT to improve exploration success for petroleum resources and base metal deposits" (Figure 1). This activity will initiate the first regional integrated effort to place Proterozoic to Cenozoic strata of Mackenzie Platform, Selwyn Basin, and adjacent regions into a fully modern tectono-stratigraphic and metallogenic framework, and will better enable industry and Northerners to responsibly find and develop energy and mineral natural resources, maximizing their economic and societal impact.
The present report provides a brief account of field activities in the northern Mackenzie Mountains of the NWT during late July and early August, 2016. Preliminary results are presented that touch upon bedrock geological mapping, structural geology, and stratigraphy.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This report summarizes field research activities in the northern Mackenzie Mountains (NTS map areas 106G and 106H) from July and August 2016 in support of the GEM 2 Mackenzie Project, Shield to Selwyn Geo-transect activity. Field activities included bedrock mapping, Proterozoic and Lower Paleozoic stratigraphy, and structural studies.

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