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Report of activities for the GEM-2 Western Arctic Margins project, Banks Island, Northwest Territories: M183-2/8150E-PDF

"This report outlines the scope and objectives of the Banks Island bedrock, structural geology and kimberlite (diamond) indicator minerals research activities, and summarizes field work and sample collection carried out in July 2016. Field activities updated and expanded the previous bedrock geology compilation of Miall (1979) by employing new techniques, radiometric dating controls, and seismic records. Principal field-based objectives of this research were to: 1) obtain new sample suites for paleontological analysis for the purpose of refining biostratigraphic age control and paleoenvironment; 2) reconcile seismic images, which show abundant faulting, with surface mapping which shows relatively few faults; 3) obtain kinematic indicators from areas of surface faulting or folding; 4) obtain sample suites for other geochemical and geochronological studies; and 5) reconcile bedrock unit ages that are in apparent conflict with the age of the same units elsewhere in the region"--Summary provided by publisher.

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Department/Agency Natural Resources Canada.
Title Report of activities for the GEM-2 Western Arctic Margins project, Banks Island, Northwest Territories
Series Title Geological Survey of Canada, open file ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Date 2016.
Number of Pages 18 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M183-2/8150E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 299294
Subject Terms Geomorphology, Stratigraphy, Structural geology, Surficial geology