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TitleSurficial geology, Enterprise, Northwest Territories, NTS 85-C/9, 10, 15, and 16
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHagedorn, G W; Smith, I RORCID logo; Paulen, R CORCID logo; Ross, MORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 438, 2022, 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, sediments, landforms, features, 1:100,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 11 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; 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); xls (Microsoft® Excel® 2010)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85C/09; 85C/10; 85C/15; 85C/16
Lat/Long WENS-117.0000 -116.0000 61.0000 60.5000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; postglacial deposits; organic deposits; dunes; alluvial fans; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; ice contact deposits; kames; eskers; tills; moraines; meltwater channels; paleocurrents; lag deposits; ice scours; drumlins; glacial striations; glacial flutings; glacial lakes; permafrost; ground ice; periglacial features; thermokarst; landforms; scarps; escarpments; glacial history; Wisconsinian glacial stage; glaciation; ice flow; ice margins; deglaciation; ice retreat; silts; sands; clays; gravels; boulders; depositional environment; sedimentary structures; paleodrainage; shoreline changes; bedrock topography; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Snake Creek Moraine; Glacial Lake McConnell; Twin Falls Formation; fen deposits; bog deposits; eolian sediments; colluvial and mass-wasting deposits; colluvial and mass-wasting veneer; colluvial and mass-wasting blanket; alluvial sediments; alluvial floodplain sediments; alluvial terraced sediments; lacustrine sediments; lacustrine beach sediments; lacustrine littoral sediments; lacustrine nearshore sediments; glaciolacustrine sediments; glaciolacustrine beach sediments; glaciolacustrine littoral sediments; glaciolacustrine nearshore sediments; glaciolacustrine subaqueous outwash fan sediments; glaciofluvial sediments; glaciofluvial outwash plain sediments; glaciofluvial terraced sediments; glaciofluvial outwash fan sediments; glaciofluvial kame terrace sediments; glaciofluvial veneer; streamlined tills; ridged tills, moraine; till veneer; till blanket; dune crests; geological contacts; terrace scarps; beach crests; esker ridges; drumlinoid ridges; ice-flow directions; sediment transport directions; sample locations; station locations, ground observation; outcrops; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Devonian
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps; photographs; digital elevation models; satellite images
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Mackenzie Corridor, Southern Mackenzie Surficial Mapping
ProgramPolar Continental Shelf Program
Released2022 02 07
AbstractThe Enterprise map area is a low-relief terrain bisected by a prominent Devonian carbonate bedrock escarpment. Ice-flow indicators show a clockwise shift in Laurentide Ice Sheet flow from southwest (230°), to west (280°), to northwest (305°). A late-stage southwestward surge from the Great Slave Lake basin is also preserved as drumlinoid ridges below the escarpment. During deglaciation, ice retreat impounded northeastern drainage forming local ice-contact lakes and areas of subaerial glaciofluvial outwash. As ice continued to retreat, the northern portion of the map area became inundated by glacial Lake McConnell, within which the Snake Creek Moraine and associated subaqueous fans formed. Prominent flights of beach ridges record the drainage of this lake. Exposed nearshore and littoral lake sediments were subsequently remobilized into eolian dunes. Bogs and fens have formed over much of the low relief landscape and display extensive thermokarst.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Surficial geology map of the region around the community of Enterprise, which includes part of NWT Highway #1 on this sheet, and other minor existing infrastructure. This map will provide detailed information on the surficial materials that were deposited in the region, which can be used for information planning, mineral exploration and future climate change scientific studies (e.g., permafrost).

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