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TitleReport of 2016 bedrock activities for the geologic and metallogenic framework of the south Rae Craton, southeast NWT: GEM 2 South Rae Quaternary and Bedrock Project
AuthorPercival, J A; Martel, E; Pehrsson, S J; Acosta-Gongora, P; Regis, D; Thiessen, E; Jamieson, D; Neil, B; Knox, B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8142, 2016, 17 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS75A/11; 75A/12; 75A/13; 75A/14; 75B/09; 75B/10; 75B/11; 75B/12; 75B/13; 75B/14; 75B/15; 75B/16; 75G; 75H/03; 75H/04; 75H/05; 75H/06; 75H/11; 75H/12; 75H/13; 75H/14
AreaPelylan Lake; McArthur Lake; Coventry Lake
Lat/Long WENS-108.0000 -105.0000 62.5000 60.5000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; lithology; gabbros; monzo-granites; diorites; dykes; gneisses; granodiorites; granites; orthogneisses; paragneisses; monzonites; tonalites; field relations; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; lake sediments; lake sediment geochemistry; Archean; Firedrake domain; Penylan domain; Porter Domain; McCann Domain; Howard Domain; Lynx Domain; Taltson magmatic zone; Rae craton; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; magnetic maps
ProgramSouth Rae Province Bedrock/Surficial geology, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2016 12 14
The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program is laying the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North. The Program provides modern public geoscience that will set the stage for long-term decision making related to investment in responsible resource development. Geoscience knowledge produced by GEM supports evidence-based exploration for new energy and mineral resources and enables northern communities to make informed decisions about their land, economy and society. Building upon the success of its first five-years, GEM has been renewed until 2020 to continue producing new, publically available, regional-scale geoscience knowledge in Canada's North.
During the summer 2016, GEM program has successfully carried out 17 research activities that include geological, geochemical and geophysical surveying. These activities have been undertaken in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, northerners and their institutions, academia and the private sector. GEM will continue to work with these key collaborators as the program advances.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The report describes 2016 field activities and scientific highlights of bedrock geological mapping in the south Rae area, NWT (NTS 75G, 75H). The work resulted in new first-order subdivisions of the bedrock geology, with insight into major crustal boundaries and Precambrian geological history.