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To address one of the goals of the Government of the Northwest Territories Mineral Development Strategy, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) has developed geological maps that highlight NWT regions. The maps provide a quick reference to bedrock geology, mineral showings, and the location of petroleum wells. Communities, prospectors, and explorers can use the maps to gain a better understanding of geological mapping and historic exploration work in their region. The information shown on the maps is derived from a variety of sources including the NORMIN Mineral Showings Database...
Updated 10 December 2015

Permafrost Thaw Causes Lake Drainage and Flow of Debris, Peel Plateau, Northwest Territories, Canada

Permafrost thaw in the northwestern Northwest Territories has caused development of very large thaw slumps. Individual thaw slump disturbances can impact over 30 ha of terrain, displace millions of cubic metres of sediments to reconfigure slopes and impact downstream environments. One particular thaw slump about 20 km northwest of Fort McPherson has been growing for about a decade. It has caused gradual hillside collapse, resulting in the rapid, partial...

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