Geoscience

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Northern Manitoba

 

Ice-flow indicator mapping and till sampling of the Southern Indian Lake area


Project Information

Principal investigators:
Tyler Hodder, Michelle Gauthier

Partnered with:
De Beers Group of Companies

Location:
Parts of 64G1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

The objective of this study is to decipher the paleo-ice flow history in the north-central region of the Southern Indian Lake basin and sample till for characterization.

Methodology:

  • Conduct field work to map the erosional paleo-ice flow record.
  • Sampling of till for characterization (geochemistry, clast lithology, grain size, carbonate content, Kimberlite Indicator Minerals).

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. Understanding the paleo-ice flow history of a region and till composition greatly assists drift prospecting approaches in north-central Manitoba.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2017-2018:

  • DRI release of KIM results.
  • Preparation of an Open File publication

 

Completed outputs:

2017-2018

Hodder, T.J. 2017: Kimberlite-indicator-mineral results derived from glacial sediments (till) in the Southern Indian Lake area of north-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 64B15, 64G1, 2, 7, 8); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File OF2017-2, 6 p.

2016-2017

Hodder, T.J. 2016: Till sampling and ice-flow mapping in the central area of Southern Indian Lake, north-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 64G1, 2, 7–10, 64B15); in Report of Activities 2016, Manitoba Growth Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 196–202.

2015-2016

Hodder, T.J. 2015: Ice-flow mapping and till sampling in the northern area of Southern Indian Lake, north-central Manitoba (parts of NTS 64G7–10); in Report of Activities 2015, Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 124–130.

Martins, T. and Hodder, T.J. 2015: Geological investigations at Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba: implications for mineral exploration; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 18–20, 2015, poster presentation.

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