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Southwest Manitoba

 

Surficial geology mapping in the Pilot Mound-Morden area


Project Information

Principal investigators:
Tyler Hodder, Michelle Gauthier

Partnered with:
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Location:
Pilot Mound, NTS 62G2
Morden, NTS 62G1

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

To provide a new, detailed surficial geology map of the Pilot Mound and Morden NTS map sheets. Quaternary sediments will be sampled to better understand the glacial history in this region of southern Manitoba.  

Methodology:

  • Conduct fieldwork to map the distribution of surficial sediments.
  • Sampling of till for characterization.
  • Sampling of organic matter for radiocarbon dating.
  • Air photo interpretation of the surficial geology.

 

Benefits:

Detailed mapping of the surficial geology aids in infrastructure and agriculture planning, highlights prospective aggregate resources and provides a framework for understanding the hydrogeology of the region.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2017-2018:

  • Preparation of two 1:50 000 scale surficial geology maps.
  • Preparation of an Open File publication.

 

Completed outputs:

2016-2017

Hodder, T.J. and Gauthier, M.S. 2016: Quaternary geology of the Morden and Pilot Mound NTS areas (62G1, 2), south-central Manitoba; in Report of Activities 2016, Manitoba Growth Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 203–211.

Hodder, T. J. and Gauthier, M. S. 2016: Quaternary Geology of the Pembina Valley Area (NTS 62G1, 62G2); Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16–18, 2016, poster presentation.

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