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Northern Manitoba

 

Far North Geomapping Initiative: Quaternary

 

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Principal investigators:
Michelle Gauthier

Partnered with:
DeBeers
University of Waterloo
Geological Survey of Canada

Location:
Great Island – Seal River area – North Knife River – South Knife River; parts of NTS 54L, M and 64I, P

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

To significantly update the Quaternary knowledge in northeastern Manitoba. This includes furthering our understanding of the detailed glacial history and how ice-flow phases affected the geomorphology and till production.

Methodology:

  • Helicopter-supported detailed surficial mapping
  • Document micro- and meso-scale ice-flow indicators (e.g., glacial striae, roche moutonnées) in northeastern Manitoba
  • Improve understanding of regional ice-flow phases
  • Sample glacial sediments (till) to investigate compositional patterns (dispersal trains)
  • Determination of dispersal distances and transport distances in till.

 

Benefits:

A strong public geoscience knowledge base is recognized internationally as a key competitive advantage in profiling a jurisdiction’s geological potential and attracting investment in mineral exploration and development. The products from this project will provide direct input to ongoing mineral exploration initiatives in north-central Manitoba.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2017-2018:

  • Preparation of a geoscientific paper to release further till composition data, and update the regional understanding of this complex area

 

Completed outputs:

2016-2017

Gauthier, M.S. 2016: Postglacial lacustrine and marine deposits, far northeastern Manitoba (parts of NTS 54E, L, M, 64I, P); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Paper GP2015-1, 28 p. plus 4 appendices.

Gauthier, M.S. 2016: Surficial geology of the North Knife and South Knife lakes area (west half), Manitoba (parts of NTS 64I2–7, 10, 11); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2015-1, scale 1:100 000.

Gauthier, M.S. 2016: Surficial geology of the North Knife and South Knife lakes area (east half), Manitoba (parts of NTS 54L4, 5, 12, 64I1, 8, 9); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2015-2, scale 1:100 000.

2014-2015

Trommelen, M.S. 2015: Surficial geology of the Thuykay Lake area (parts of NTS 64I14, 15, 64P2, 3, 6, 7); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2013-1, scale 1:50 000.

Trommelen, M.S. 2015: Surficial geology of the Kuytoocho Lake area, Manitoba (parts of NTS 64I10, 11, 14, 15); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2013-2, scale 1:50 000.

Trommelen, M. S. 2015: Surficial geology of the Dechanhooledezay River area, Manitoba (parts of NTS 64I9, 10, 15, 16); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2013-3, scale 1:50 000.

Trommelen, M.S. 2015: Surficial geology of the Pady Lake area, Manitoba (parts of NTS 54L12, 13, 64I9, 16); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2013-4, scale 1:50 000.

Trommelen, M.S. 2015: Surficial geology of the Schoenthaler Lake area, Manitoba (parts of NTS 54L13, 54M4, 5); Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2013-5, scale 1:50 000.

2013-2014

Trommelen, M.S., Ross, M. and Ismail, A. 2014: Ribbed moraines in northern Manitoba, Canada: characteristics and preservation as part of a subglacial deformation mosaic near the core regions of ice sheets; Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 87, p. 135-155. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379114000171)

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2013: Sediment-landscape evidence for paleo-sticky spots and the subglacial bed mosaic, from an inner core region of the Laurentide Ice Sheet; CANQUA, Edmonton, Alberta, presentation.

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2013: Inherited amoeboid dispersal patterns in northeastern Manitoba and the contrasting streamlined landform record; Geological Association of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, presentation.

2012-2013

Trommelen, M.S., Ross, M. and Campbell, J.E. 2013. Inherited clast dispersal patterns: implications for paleoglaciology of the southeast Keewatin Sector of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Boreas 42, p. 693-713. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2012.00308.x/abstract).

Trommelen, M.S., Ross, M. and Campbell, J.E. 2012. Glacial Terrain Zone analysis of a fragmented paleoglaciological record, southeast Keewatin sector of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 40, 1-20. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379112000960)

Trommelen, M.S. and Campbell, J.E., 2012: Surficial geology, Gordon River area, Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map CGM-40; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2011-1, scale1:50 000. doi:10.4095/288956

Trommelen, M.S. and Campbell, J.E. 2012: Surficial geology, Stubner Lake area, Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map CGM-41; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2011-2, scale 1:50 000. doi:10.4095/288957

Trommelen, M.S. and Campbell, J.E. 2012: Surficial geology, Great Island–Seal River area, Manitoba. Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map CGM-42; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2011-3, scale 1:50 000. doi:10.4095/288955

Trommelen, M.S. and Campbell, J.E. 2012: Surficial geology, Sosnowski Lake area, Manitoba. Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map CGM-43; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map MAP2011-4, scale 1:50 000. doi:10.4095/288958

2011-2012

Campbell, J.E., Trommelen, M.S., McCurdy, M.W., Böhm, C.O. and Ross, M. 2012: Till Composition and Ice- Flow Indicator Data, Great Island–Caribou Lake Area (parts of NTS 54L, 54M, 64I and 64P), Northeast Manitoba; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6967; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File OF2011-4, 1 CD-ROM. doi:10.4095/291400

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2011: Far North Geomapping Initiative: palimpsest bedrock macroforms and other complex ice-fl ow indicators near Churchill, northern Manitoba (part of NTS 54L16); in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 29–35.

Trommelen, M.S. 2011: Field-based ice-flow indicator data, Churchill area, northeastern Manitoba (part of NTS 54L16); Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item DRI2011001, Microsoft® Excel® file.

2010-2011

Trommelen, M.T., Ross, M. and Campbell, J.E. 2010: Far North Geomapping Initiative: Quaternary geology of the Great Island–Kellas Lake area, northern Manitoba (parts of NTS 54L, M, 64I, P); in Report of Activities 2010, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 36–49.

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2010: Subglacial landforms in northern Manitoba, Canada, based on remote sensing data. Journal of Maps 2010, p. 618-638.

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2010: Quaternary geology in northeast Manitoba, with a focus on Paleo-ice flow dynamics; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18–20, 2010, program abstract, p. 56.

2009-2010

Trommelen, M.T. and Ross, M. 2009: Manitoba Far North Geomapping Initiative: field reconnaissance of surficial sediments, glacial landforms and ice-flow indicators, Great Island and Kellas Lake areas, Manitoba (NTS 54L, 64I, P); in Report of Activities 2009, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 148–153.

Trommelen, M.S. and Ross, M. 2009: Manitoba Far North geomapping initiative: Complex geomorphology and implications for drift prospecting; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 19–21, 2009, oral presentation.

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