Geoscience

Surficial Geology

Surficial geology focuses on the description of the types and distributions of unconsolidated sediments across the landscape. Surficial-geological data is essential for the successful interpretation of ice flow and glacial history in Manitoba. This information is collected and maintained primarily in maps and databases. It is useful for mineral exploration, sand and gravel production, hazard assessment, and infrastructure and landuse planning.

Applications of Surficial geology data (PDF)

 

Surficial Geology Map Index

Click on the map sheet below for map listings.

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Till Geochemistry Map Index

Click on the map sheet below for map listings.

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Aggregate Resources
Publication Index

Click on the rural municipality map sheet below for more information regarding existing publications.

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To search for or download free publications related to aggregate projects in Manitoba, please visit the Bibliography of Manitoba Geology. Publications are also available in our Free Downloads section.

 

Current projects

Completed projects

To search for or download free publications related to all quaternary and surficial projects in Manitoba, please visit the Bibliography of Manitoba Geology.

 

2019-2020 releases

2018-2019 releases

 

Digital compilation of surficial point and line features

These datasets provide an up-to-date digital compilation of historic and new point and line features that are typically present on surficial geology maps, including:

  • ice-flow indicators (striae, roches moutonees, etc)
  • field sites
  • outcrops
  • streamlined landforms
  • eskers
  • major and minor moraines
  • meltwater channels and corridors
  • sand dunes
  • beach ridges and trimlines

More Information and Downloads

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Digital capture of potential aggregate deposits

This data capture is part of an ongoing project to compile existing Manitoba Geological Survey aggregate publications and digitally capture the spatial data component in a GIS format. This is intended as an initial release of the data capture, which will be followed by additional data published as an Open File.

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Surficial map compilations

For more information, visit the Surficial Geology Compilation Map Series web page.

How to create a surficial map (PDF)

 

 

Cross-sections

Cross-sections maps can be downloaded off of the Phanerozoic Stratigraphy page.

 

 

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