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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Indin Lake, Northwest Territories, NTS 86-B
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorKerr, D E; O'Neill, H BORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 334, 2017, 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, deposits, landforms, features, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 11 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; gdb (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); shp (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); xml (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); mxd (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaIndin Lake; Mattberry Lake; Snare Lake; Grenville Lake
Lat/Long WENS-116.0000 -114.0000 65.0000 64.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; organic deposits; peat; bogs; eolian deposits; dunes; alluvial deposits; flood plains; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; glaciolacustrine deposits; glacial lakes; deltaic deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; outwash plains; outwash fans; ice contact deposits; kettles; eskers; hummocks; tills; moraines; till ridges; crag and tail; drumlins; glacial scours; colluvial deposits; till plains; glacial flutings; glacial striations; ice flow; ice movement directions; thermokarst; meltwater channels; flow trajectories; drumlinoids; kames; raised beaches; terraces; scarps; escarpments; sands; gravels; silts; glacial history; glaciation; deglaciation; shoreline changes; snow; ice; vegetation; permafrost; periglacial features; frost heaving; ice wedges; patterned ground; ground ice; Glacial Lake McConnell; icings; snowpacks; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps; aerial photographs
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Mackenzie Corridor, North Bear Surficial Mapping
Released2017 12 05
AbstractThe glaciated landscape exhibits large-scale ice-flow features such as drumlinoids, crag-and-tail features, fluted bedrock, and striations that record westward to southwestward ice flow during the last glaciation. Glacially scoured bedrock dominates the map area. Discontinuous till veneer may occur throughout the map area. Glaciofluvial sediments, including eskers, kames, and outwash plains may be part of meltwater corridors, and generally trend westward and southwestward. During deglaciation, which began about 10.5 ka BP, a small number of recessional moraines were formed, and glaciolacustrine sediments, associated with glacial Lake McConnell, were deposited in the southwestern regions. Associated glaciolacustrine deltas and beaches, between 290 m and 330 m elevation, mark the retreating position of the receding ice front over time. Other unrelated isolated deltas have also been observed at 370 m and 390 m. Postglacial eolian sediments exhibit dunes recording both north-northwestward and south-southeastward paleowind directions.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Indin Lake map (NTS 86-B) identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation, with striations from previous publications. 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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