Geoscience

Geological Survey Activity Tracker

Northern Manitoba

 

Till sampling and ice-flow mapping between Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake and Kinoosao, northwest Manitoba

 

Project Information

Principal investigators:
Michelle Gauthier; Tyler Hodder

Partnered with:
De Beers Group of Companies

Location:
Lynn Lake; parts of NTS 64F3, 4; 64C9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16; 64B12

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

The objectives of this study are to conduct local-scale kimberlite-indicator-mineral sampling of till, collect paleo-ice flow measurements, and compile, digitize and update existing mapping and till-geochemistry data.

Methodology:

  • Road-supported fieldwork along the road between Kinoosao and Leaf Rapids.
  • Measurement of ice-flow indicators.
  • Collection of till samples for kimberlite-indicator-mineral analyses (KIM), geochemical analyses and lithologic analyses.
  • Compilation and digitization of older data in the project area.

 

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 northwestern Manitoba.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2018-2019:

  • Preparation and release of an Open File publication containing till composition data (geochemistry and kimberlite indicator mineral)

 

Completed outputs:

2017-2018

Gauthier, M.S. and Hodder, T.J. 2017: Field-based ice-flow indicator data, Kinoosao–Lynn Lake–Leaf Rapids, northwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 64B12, 64C9, 11, 12, 14–16, 64F3, 4); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Data Repository Item DRI2017003, Microsoft® Excel® file.

Gauthier, M.S. and Hodder, T.J. 2017: Preliminary till sampling and ice-flow mapping between Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake and Kinoosao, northwest Manitoba; Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15–16, 2017, poster presentation.

Gauthier, M.S. and Hodder, T.J. 2017: Till sampling and ice-flow mapping between Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake and Kinoosao, northwestern Manitoba (parts of NTS 64B12, 64C9, 11, 12, 14–16, 64F3, 4); in Report of Activities 2017, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 191–204.

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