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TitleGeological and geochemical data from the Canadian Arctic Islands, part XVIII: XRF and TOC data, and formation tops in exploration wells from the Devonian clastic wedge and underlying strata, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorVandenBerg, R DORCID logo; Kabanov, P BORCID logo; Dewing, K EORCID logo; Atkinson, E AORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8870, 2022, 10 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel®); docx (Microsoft® Word®)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories; Nunavut
NTS69B; 69C; 78E; 78F; 78G; 78H; 79A; 79B; 79C; 79D; 88B; 97G; 97H; 98; 99
AreaBanks Island; Melville Island; Prince Patrick Island; Mackenzie King Island; Lougheed Island; Eglinton Island; Brock Island; Emerald Isle; Victoria Island; Amundsen Gulf
Lat/Long WENS-126.0000 -102.0000 78.0000 71.0000
Subjectsregional geology; geochemistry; stratigraphy; paleontology; geophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; Middle Devonian; Lower Devonian; sedimentary wedges; sedimentary basins; continental margins; continental shelf; foredeeps; exploration wells; x-ray fluorescence analyses; organic carbon; geophysical logging; geophysical surveys; seismic surveys; systematic stratigraphy; stratigraphic nomenclature; lithostratigraphy; biostratigraphy; stratigraphic analyses; type sections; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; carbonates; shales; clastics; Canadian Arctic Archipelago; Weatherall Formation; Cape de Bray Formation; Blackley Formation; Blue Fiord Formation; Hecla Bay Formation; Beverley Inlet Formation; Parry Islands Formation; Blackley Member; Cape de Bray Member; Ibbett Bay Formation; Ibbett Bay Group; Kitson Formation; Methodology; Phanerozoic; Paleozoic; Devonian; Ordovician
Illustrationsgeoscientific sketch maps; tables
ProgramMarine Conservation Targets
ProgramIGCP Project 652 - Reading Geologic Time in Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks
Released2022 02 24
AbstractThis collection of data comprises new XRF data, TOC data, and a new table of formation tops for the lower portion of the Devonian clastic wedge (Weatherall, Cape de Bray and Blackley formations sensu Embry and Klovan, 1976) and the underlying basinal and carbonate-platform strata of variable Ordovician to Lower-Middle Devonian age. Main results include ED-XRF data for 15 well sections within the N.W.T. jurisdiction of the SW Arctic Archipelago. These XRF data were obtained in 2018- 2020 through non-destructive measurements of drillhole cutting samples using a Bruker Tracer IV instrument. Testing of these samples has been restricted to preserve them for future study as they are irreplaceable. The goal of using the non destructives XFR has given us a methodology that does not harm these samples. We find this to be a reasonable method when data is required but no destructive testing is permitted, such as in these legacy wells. Reading acquisition procedure and instrument calibrations are discussed herein. These XRF logs cover cumulatively 12,538 m of well sections, which is the best attainable physical coverage for these strata in the absence of representative cores. For each section surveyed with XRF, we provide graphical striplogs with geophysical logs, descriptive lithology, XRF elemental logs, biostratigraphic data, and, selectively, synthetic seismograms and TOC data. Scientific discussion based on these results is a subject of a separate paper-in-preparation, (Kabanov, P. 2020.)
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
New ED-XRF data for the lower portion of the Devonian Clastic Wedge. A procedure for obtaining data from samples where no destructive testing is allowed.

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