Diamond Geology and Exploration

Update on the Slave Province Geophysical, Surficial Materials and Permafrost Study Update โ€“ Revitalizing Mineral Exploration and Facilitating Sustainable Development in a Key Economic Region

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 09:40 to 09:59 Theatre 1


B. Elliott (Presenting)
Northwest Territories Geological Survey

In 2016 and 2017, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) implemented the Slave Province Geophysical, Surficial Materials and Permafrost Study to generate new baseline geophysics datasets, new surficial mapping products and new mineral exploration methodologies to assist the next round of diamond discoveries in the Slave Geologic Province (SGP). Associated permafrost studies will develop methodologies for permafrost monitoring which will inform infrastructure and land-use planning. The research was focused in NTS map sheets 75M and 75N, with targeted work in 76C and 76D. This project was funded through the Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. This presentation will highlight new surficial geology mapping products, surficial geological models and exploration methodologies generated over the course of this study and provide an update on forthcoming scientific publications from the NTGS and our project partners. Preliminary plans for future geophysical and bedrock and surficial geology work in the SGP will also be presented.