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TitreA virtual geological field trip across Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
AuteurWilliamson, M -C; Rainbird, R; Froome, J; Brown, O
Source40th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum, abstracts of talks and posters; par Watson, D M (éd.); Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Abstracts Volume 2012, 2012 p. 72-73
Année2012
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20120280
Réunion40th annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum; Yellowknife; CA; Novembre 13-15, 2012
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
Référence reliéeCette publication est reliée Duk-Rodkin, A; (2010). Surficial geology, Kakisa River (85D/NW), Northwest Territories, Commission géologique du Canada, Dossier public 6013
Formatspdf
ProvinceTerritoires du Nord-Ouest
SNRC87G/01; 87G/02; 87G/07; 87G/08; 87G/09; 87G/16; 87H; 88A/01; 88A/02; 88A/03; 88A/04; 88A/05; 88A/06; 88A/07; 88A/08; 88A/09; 88A/10; 88A/11; 88A/12; 85D/11; 85D/12; 85D/13; 85D/14
Lat/Long OENS-118.0000 -112.0000 72.7500 71.0000
Lat/Long OENS-120.0000 -119.0000 61.0000 60.5000
SujetsHolocène; Pléistocène; dépôts postglaciaires; dépôts organiques; alluvions; colluvions; dépôts lacustres; dépôts éoliens; dépôts glaciaires; topographie glaciaire; elements glaciaires; dépôts glaciolacustres; dépôts fluvioglaciaires; tills; dépôts glaciaires; glissements de terrain; géologie des dépôts meubles/géomorphologie; Cénozoïque; Quaternaire
ProgrammeMétaux communs - Île Victoria (T.N-O. et Nunavut), GEM : La géocartographie de l'énergie et des minéraux
LiensOnline - En Ligne
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) and Polar Continental Shelf Programs of Natural Resources Canada provided support for geological field work on Victoria Island in 2010 and 2011. The operations were extensive and involved over 30 geologists and the community of Ulukhaktok each summer. In keeping with the GEM objective of acquiring new information on northern resource potential, the surveys targeted the production of geological maps required for base and precious metal exploration.
We present the results of a geoscience outreach project that was initiated in June 2012 to communicate the results of field work to the community of Ulukhaktok. The approach involved the production of a Google Earth software interface that enables users to navigate to key locations on Victoria Island. At each location, the physiography and geology are illustrated with a series of captioned photographs. A pilot outreach study was completed in 2011 for a GEM-Minerals project of comparable scope - the Cumberland Peninsula (Baffin Island) Integrated Geoscience Project. The results were impressive, and paved the way for other GEM projects to follow. The objectives of the GEM-Victoria Island outreach project are to: (1) introduce some aspects of the geoscience that could assist the community of Ulukhaktok on questions related to mineral exploration and resource development; (2) promote the GEM-Victoria Island project goals and showcase discoveries; (3) communicate the details on access, aircraft and logistics support, field safety protocols, mapping tools, technology, etc, that are required to conduct geological field work in Canada¿s North; (4) increase public awareness about career opportunities in the Earth Sciences; and (5) promote networking amongst GEM-Minerals stakeholders in northern communities, industry, territorial governments, universities, and colleges. First and foremost, the deliverable is a tangible way to thank the residents of Ulukhaktok for their support of the field campaigns since 2010.
The GEM-Victoria Island Virtual Geological Field Trip consists of 18 stops along a route that zigzags through the entire area targeted for geological mapping. The trip starts in Ulukhaktok and ends at the Prince Albert impact structure, discovered near Richard Collinson Inlet on NW Victoria Island. Along the way, users will become familiar with the daily routine at GSC base camps Minto North (2010) and Minto South (2011); fly through canyons, and along spectacular cliffs and waterfalls; navigate the Kuujjua River and the shores of Wynniatt Bay; explore ancient sandstone caves, lava flows, and a mysterious circular structure of unknown origin; and learn along the way about the geology and potential economic resources of the region. This interactive guide to the beautiful landscapes of Victoria Island also illustrates the challenges and rewards of geological field work in the Canadian Arctic. It is a legacy product for all our friends in Ulukhaktok, the GEM-Victoria Island project leaders, participants, and supporters, our many stakeholders, and all Canadians, to enjoy.
GEOSCAN ID291983