Northern Granular Resources

Key Publications


1984 offshore geotechnical site investigation, Herschel Sill sites, Yukon Territory   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]   Geological Survey of Canada [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1984.
20, [15] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
(NOGAP project no. D.01 : Coastal zone geotechnics, Beaufort Sea)
Appendices.
References.
Cover title.
ASTIS record 20732.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20732.pdf
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This report presents a summary of the geotechnical data collected at the Herschel Sill. ... The investigation was performed to determine the distribution, thickness and quality of potential sand and gravel deposits on the Herschel Sill, and the general stratigraphy and geotechnical properties of the area. Field testing was carried out from the Arctic Kiggiak on October 11, 1984. (Au)


Report on evaluation of granular resource potential, lower Mackenzie Valley   /   Hardy Associates (1978) Limited   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Hardy Associates (1978) Ltd., 1986.
iv, 49, [33] leaves : ill., 4 folded maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Cover title: Granular resource potential, lower Mackenzie Valley.
Four folded maps in 2 plastic envelopes.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 20682.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20682.pdf
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This study involved an extensive review of existing published and unpublished geological and geotechnical literature pertinent to the distribution of surficial materials along the potential Mackenzie Valley pipeline route. The locations of all possible granular deposits were plotted and geotechnical information on each deposit was compiled in tabular form. An overall assessment in terms of material quality and quantity was made. The deposits with the highest quality materials were further assessed to determine the additional work required to evaluate fully the deposits and to develop borrow pit management plans. The study identified 292 potential granular sources in the lower Mackenzie Valley (excluding Richards Island) and summarized all pertinent geological and geotechnical parameters for each source. An overall assessment of these sources identified 52 deposits which are excellent or good prospects. Recommendations are given for further investigation of these prospects as well as for poorer quality deposits and bedrock sources to develop granular material. Summary tables of potential borrow source data and maps displaying the location and quality of deposits are included. (Au)


Report on the analysis of bathymetric data : western Beaufort (Yukon) continental shelf   /   Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd., 1986.
ii, 46, 16 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Pocket enclosure.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 20707.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20707.pdf
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... Analysis of the available granular resource data for the Beaufort Sea has demonstrated that almost all of the gravel deposits identified are located on subtle bathymetric highs, within a relatively narrow range of water depths. It has been speculated that this situation arises due to the historical geology of the area: high energy environments suitable for the accumulation of coarser grained lag deposits may have existed during periods of slow sea level rise. Analysis of seabed morphology and bathymetry may, therefore, help to establish any bathymetric control of the geological framework, as related to granular resources, of the western Canadian Beaufort Sea. ... [A computer-based analysis of bathymetric data collected in the Western Canadian Beaufort Sea was undertaken to develop, test and implement a method of detecting subtle bathymetric anomalies and to provide a description of the regional bathymetry. Perspective mesh drawings of the sea floor were used as an improved method of depicting subtle bathymetric anomalies.] (Au)


Granular resource evaluation, Richards Island, N.W.T.   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1986.
ca. 250 leaves : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 20709.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20709.pdf
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A geotechnical evaluation of granular resource prospects on Richards Island was conducted during 1986 to re-evaluate and update information on the remaining resources on Crown lands in the northern Mackenzie Delta. The main objectives of the study were to locate additional supplies of, and to prepare development plans for sources determined to contain sufficient volumes of recoverable granular materials. The report includes summaries of the geological and geomorphic setting of Richards Island and of the field, laboratory and office procedures utilized in the evaluation. The results of the drilling program, laboratory testing and analysis are summarized in terms of overall material quality and quantity on a site-by-site basis. General recommendations for pit development and future work are provided. Detailed descriptions of site conditions, including borehole logs and laboratory test results, material qualities and quantities, and site-specific recommendations are presented in a separate appendix for each prospect investigated. (Au)


Overview of granular resources potential for the western Beaufort (Yukon) continental shelf   /   Earth & Ocean Research Ltd.   Meagher, L.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Dartmouth, N.S. : Earth & Ocean Research Ltd., 1986.
iv, [97] leaves : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Cover title: Granular resource potential western Beaufort (Yukon) shelf.
Loose-leaf.
Pocket enclosures.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 20711.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20711.pdf
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This work is part of a program undertaken by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to define systematically the sand and gravel deposits in the Beaufort Sea region. The study, conducted during February and March 1986, consisted of interpreting and integrating previously collected bathymetric, geophysical and geological data to provide an overview of the granular resource base. The area examined, about 5000 km, extends from the Yukon coast north to the shelf edge at approximately the 80 m contour, and westward from the eastern end of Herschel Island at approximately 139 W to the Yukon/Alaska boundary at 141 W. The proven, probable and prospective resources are defined in terms of location, areal extent, thickness, volume and quality. This overview will assist in planning future exploration studies to delineate granular materials for use in onshore or offshore construction by industry and government. (NOGAP)


Investigation of subsurface conditions at King Point, Yukon Territory   /   M.J. O'Connor & Associates Ltd.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
[S.l.] : M.J. O'Connor and Associates Ltd., 1986.
2 v. (in various foliations) : ill., maps (many folded), plans ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
Plastic envelope contains 3 large folded maps.
Some col. maps.
ASTIS record 20733.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/20733a.pdf
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... The main objective of the [engineering investigation of general subsurface conditions near King Point] was to acquire the necessary information to permit engineering assessment of the potential impacts of the proposed developments on the offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Specific objectives in each area were as follows: 1. Offshore - To determine the soil stratigraphy and in situ strength and deformation properties in order to provide sufficient geotechnical information for preliminary coastal engineering studies, foundation design and evaluation of marine dredging conditions. 2. Coastal - To evaluate the coastal regime, to identify the potential impacts of development on the existing coastal processes and any constraints to development. 3. Onshore - To characterize the terrain types with respect to soil type and ground ice conditions in order to provide sufficient information to permit preliminary evaluation of the engineering implications of developing King Point. ... (Au)


An evaluation of the feasibility of developing granular borrow from the bed of the Mackenzie River   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1987.
ca. 200 leaves : ill. (some folded), 7 folded maps, technical drawings ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 29179.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29179.pdf
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This study reviews the environmental and economic feasibility of developing granular materials from the Mackenzie riverbed for use as construction borrow. The Mackenzie River's naturally high flow rate and high suspended sediment content during the open water season will mask any effects summer dredging might have on water quality and suspended sediments. However, there is concern for the interference dredging may have on the migration of fish along the Mackenzie and on spawning areas. The report points out that there is a shortage of site specific information on riverbed materials and fish populations. It concludes that considerable research effort will be required before the potential value of the riverbed alluvium as a resource material can be firmly established. (NOGAP)


Real-time marine resistivity system   /   Hardy BBT Limited   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Hardy BBT Ltd., 1987.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
One enclosure.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 29182.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29182.pdf
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... Marine resistivity measurements offer a valuable complement to seismic and acoustic techniques in mapping permafrost and granular deposits. ... [The Hardy MICRO-WIP marine resistivity system was originally developed for use at Prudhoe Bay.] In the present program, the existing marine resistivity system hardware and computer software were redesigned to provide a real-time interpretation of the resistivity data. ... Descriptions of the equipment design, bench tests and field trial results are presented in this report. (Au)


Granular resources management strategy, South Slave Region   /   Thurber Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Thurber Consultants Ltd., 1987.
2 v. : ill., maps (some folded) ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Volume I : text. - Volume II : appendices.
References.
The PDF file only contains Volume II: appendices.
ASTIS record 29183.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29183.pdf
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Depletion of the south Slave granular sources is investigated here. This study evaluated granular resources supply - demand situation; assessed suitability of regional resources for use as concrete aggregate; identified depleted and abandoned sources and site specific requirements for source rehabilitation; and, recommended a management strategy to promote conservation and efficient use of remaining materials. These topics are discussed on a source, management area, and regional basis. The results are summarized in a series of tables, maps and site plans. Volume I contains the text and supporting technical information is provided in Volume 2. (NOGAP)


Interpretation and synthesis of high resolution reflection seismic data from Banks Island borrow area   /   H.R. Seismic Interpretation Services Inc.   Fortin, G.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Hull, Quebec : H.R. Seismic Interpretation Services Inc., 1987.
ii, 65 leaves : ill. (some folded), maps (3 folded in pockets) ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Three maps folded in envelopes.
References.
ASTIS record 35163.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/35163.pdf
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As part of the development of a granular resources management plan for the Beaufort Sea region, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) is systematically undertaking an inventory of sand and gravel deposits. The gravel resources are very scarce in the Canadian Beaufort, hence DIAND's offshore granular resources inventory program has concentrated on areas exhibiting the greatest potential for gravel deposits. The offshore area along the southwestern coast of Banks Island has been identified as prospective. Despite long sailing distances from present hydrocarbon exploration sites (e.g. Amauligak, Amerk, etc.) in the central Beaufort Sea, the petroleum industry has shown considerable interest in the granular resource potential of this area since 1980. The future development of such areas is likely to be cost-effective as the presently-developed sources (e.g. Issigak deposit) are depleted, or if exploration extends to the eastern Beaufort region (e.g. Esso Angasak site off Cape Dalhousie). ... the present study was initiated in order to identify and delineate target sites for future regional and/or site specific granular resource evaluation studies. ... This study has produced a series of cross sections and one plan view map which serve to illustrate a description of the surficial geology and stratigraphic conditions present in the nearshore area of the southwestern coast of Banks Island. ... the present analysis of the subsurface stratigraphy and features along this portion of the island coast is a new contribution that permits some preliminary conclusions concerning the granular resource potential of the Banks Island borrow area. ... [Geophysical data for this report was provided by Dome Petroleum Ltd. and Gulf Canada Corporation.] (Au)


[Beaufort region quarry rock study : supporting documents A-E]   /   Golder Associates (Western Canada) Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
[Vancouver, B.C.] : Golder Associates, [1987].
4, 6, [2], 2, 5, 1, 3, [70], 9, 3, 17 leaves : maps ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
This document does not have an overall title; it just begins with "Supporting document A." The title has been assigned by ASTIS.
Reference.
ASTIS record 35308.
Languages: English
Libraries: OORD

This volume consists of the following supporting documents: A. Contacts (A.1 Phone network, A.2 Phase 1 contacts; A.3 Phase 2 contacts; A.4 Project correspondence). B. Available data (B.1 Maps; B.2 Previous reports; B.3 Air photographs). C. Previous data and preliminary site assessment (C.1 Previous data; C.2 Preliminary site assessment). D. Laboratory test results (D.1 Uniaxial compression; D.2 Point load; D.3 Unit weight/specific gravity; D.4 Los Angeles abrasion; D.5 Sulphate soundness. D.6 Listing of laboratory test photographs). E. Field photograph listing. (ASTIS)


Granular resources management study, South Slave Region (DSS file : 38ST.A0632-6-5023)   /   Thurber Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Thurber Consultants Ltd., 1987.
2, [27] leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
This report is dated May 29, 1987.
ASTIS record 35309.
Languages: English
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[This photo album] ... provides documentation of the granular sources visited during the recent field reconnaissance. During the March 16 to 21, 1987 field program, a total of 18 existing pits and stockpile sites were visited. Depending on access conditions and the level of development activity at the time of the visit (ie. whether or not the pit was or had been active during the winter), the photographic documentation ranged from reconnaissance photographs of the general pit area to detailed documentation of existing exposures. In this regard, it will be noted that photographs of the Fort Smith area pits, on Salt Mountain and Hill 1, and Fort Resolution pits have not been included, since snow conditions prevented access to these sites. It is anticipated that these areas will be visited, and other sites will be documented from the air and on the ground, during the proposed June 1987 visit to the South Slave Region. In this event, an addendum to the album will be compiled. The following sections present the photographic documentation with captions, organized according to Management Area, as follows: Management Area I - Highway 1; Management Area II - Highway 2 and Highway 5 (east to Buffalo River); Management Area III - Highway 5 (Buffalo River to north Park boundary); Management Area IV - Highway (east Park boundary to Fort Smith); Management Area V - Highway 6 to Fort Resolution. ... (Au)


Granular resources management study, South Slave Region (DSS file : 38ST.A0632-6-5023)   /   Thurber Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Thurber Consultants Ltd., 1987.
2, [27] leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
This report is dated December 11, 1987.
ASTIS record 35310.
Languages: English
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[This photo album] ... presents documentation of the granular sources observed during the recent program of ground and helicopter supported aerial surveys, carried out by Mr. I. Jones, P. Geol. of Thurber Consultants .... The schedule for the site visit to the South Slave Region was as follows: On October 13, 1987, existing pit areas in the Salt Mountain area, along Highway 5 west of Fort Smith, were examined and documented on the ground; On October 14, 1987, deposits and existing (active, abandoned and depleted) pits along Highways 1, 2 and 5 (western section) were examined from the air and photographically documented; and on October 15, 1987, deposits and pit areas along Highways 5 (eastwards to the north Park boundary) and 6 were examined from the air, photographically documented and, in some cases (Sources 5-27, 5-33 and 6-11), sampled for subsequent laboratory testing. The following sections present the photographic documentation with captions, organized in the order in which the respective management areas were visited: Fort Smith area ( Management Area IV), Highway 1 and Highway 2 (Management Areas I and II), Highway 5 (Management Area III), and Highway 6 (Management Area V). (Au)


Synthesis and interpretation of bathymetric, geophysical and geotechnical data from Issigak borrow block   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Land Management Division [Sponsor]
[S.l.] : EBA Engineering Consultants, 1987.
42, 4, [44] leaves : ill., maps (some folded) ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 35311.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/35311.pdf
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A review of all available geotechnical, geophysical and bathymetric data for the Issigak granular borrow deposit has been completed by EBA Engineering Consultant Ltd. for Supply and Services Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The deposit, located 20 km northwest of Pelly Island in the Beaufort Sea, comprises one of a very few sources of gravel borrow and the only significant borrow source in the western half of the Beaufort-Mackenzie area. The primary objectives of the study were to develop an interpretation of the Issigak geology and to quantify the remaining borrow reserves. Interpretation of the Issigak site was confounded by apparent inconsistencies between bathymetric data sets and between stratigraphy indicated in adjacent boreholes. Assessing the reliability of various data sets and selecting the most representative for analysis required some subjective judgment. ESSO's 1984 data was selected as the most reliable bathymetric reference and the ESSO's 1983 borehole program was used as a basis for most stratigraphic and borrow thickness interpretation. The Issigak deposit is interpreted herein to be fluvial-deltaic in nature and correlated with sediments of early Holocene age. Thus it appears that it was emplaced before the latest marine transgression, near the top of a non-marine deltaic sequence. This interpretation relies on the correlation of a section from Tarsuit [Tarsiut] N-44, through Kadluk 0-07 and across the Issigak deposits. The geologic interpretation leaves unsolved the question of the origin of the granular sediments. The presence of cobbles, comprising up to 10 percent by volume of parts of the deposit, and boulders up to 500 mm in diameter suggest that both fluvial and ice rafting processes were active in the formation of the deposits. Furthermore these large clasts suggest that older granular sediments have been re-worked to provide a source for the Issigak materials. The report speculates that these source sediments were probably located within about 10 km of Issigak to the south or southwest, rather than towards the southeast which the present regional gradient would imply. Quantity calculations for Issigak are based on borehole data collected in and before July 1983. The quantities were adjusted for dredging programs between 1983 and 1986 which are reported to have removed the equivalent of 52 percent of the Proven Resources. Proven, Probable and Prospective Resources are estimated to be 3.3, 5.1 and 5.8 million m, respectively as of the end of 1986. The gravel and sand fraction are estimated to be 1.2 and 4.6 million m, respectively for all (Prospective) Resources. (Au)


Report on western Beaufort region concrete aggregate study   /   Klohn Leonoff Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Klohn Leonoff Ltd., 1988.
i, 58 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Contains folded maps and illustrations.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 29178.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29178.pdf
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The authors evaluated conditions and sampling results from six potential concrete aggregate sources in the western Beaufort region, with laboratory testing to determine index properties, soundness, durability and aggregate reactivity. Each of the sources were also evaluated in terms of accessibility, facilities' requirements, conceptual layout and additional exploration requirements. The report concluded that three of the sites are promising for use as concrete aggregate sources and recommends an extended and detailed testing program. (NOGAP)


Report to Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development on Beaufort region quarry rock study   /   Golder Associates   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Vancouver, B.C. : Golder Associates Ltd., 1988.
iii, 60 p. : ill., maps (some folded) ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendix.
References.
See ASTIS record 29181 for supplementary volume entitled : Supplementary report to Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development on Beaufort Sea region quarry rock study.
Indexed from a PDF file.
ASTIS record 29180.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29180.pdf
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This report presents the results of a study carried out by Golder Associates to evaluate a number of potential quarry rock sources in the western Arctic. The study was commissioned by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) to identify technically feasible quarry prospects in the vicinity of the Mackenzie Delta which may be used to provide a variety of grades of rock at some time in the future. The rock would be needed for the development of shore protection for port facilities, concrete structures associated with those or offshore facilities, or for the construction of artificial drilling islands in the Beaufort Sea. ... Golder ... was ... to carry out the geotechnical characterization of the rock mass at six specified sites in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory close to the Mackenzie Delta .... The prime objective of the study was [to] evaluate all of these sites and assess the technical feasibility for their potential development as rock quarries to supply various grades of material from concrete aggregate to armour rock. ... The phases of the project were: Phase 1. Data review and evaluation; Phase 2. Field investigation, detailed geologic reconnaissance and mapping; Phase 3. Laboratory testing; Phase 4. Analysis; and Phase 5. Presentation of data. ... Laboratory testing was started as soon as the rock samples arrived back in Vancouver and continued through to December. ... As part of the airphoto interpretation and data review, Golder reviewed potential alternative sources of high grade quarry rock in the vicinity of the Mackenzie Delta. It was noted at that time that a number of quarries and pits had been partially exploited along the Dempster Highway and near Inuvik. ... Potential quarry rock sites in the Richardson Mountains along the Dempster Highway which had been suggested by GSC in the EBA (1983) report were considered beyond the scope of the present study. ... This report is presented as a single volume with a sumpplementary volume of supporting documents being lodged with DIAND Headquarters, regional and district offices and/or libraries. The report volume contains the text and appendix dealing with the site specific appraisals. The supplementary volume contains supporting documents which include lists of contacts, references to the photo album, laboratory test results, and data listings (see Table of Contents). (Au)


Supplementary report to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development on Beaufort region quarry rock study   /   Golder Associates   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Vancouver, B.C. : Golder Associates, Ltd., 1988.
7, [29] leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
See ASTIS record 29180 for the primary report to which this report is a supplement.
Reference.
ASTIS record 29181.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/29181.pdf
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This supplementary report presents the results and interpretations of additional work carried out by Golder ... in regard to the evaluation of a number of potential quarry rock sources in the western Arctic. ... During the study, preliminary evaluation was also made of a number of additional sites, and Golder was subsequently requested to present a proposal to ... DIAND for supplementary work. The original contract was amended in June 1987 to include an appraisal of two exisitng quarry sites near Inuvik, NW.T., in order to be able to fully evaluate them in comparison with the original sites; the two quarries are known as the DPW Quarry and the Campbell Pit. ... Further photographs of the quarries were also taken. The samples were shipped to Vancouver for testing in Golder's laboratory. This report contains the results of all laboratory tests carried out to date and summarizes them in table form. ... (Au)


Report on the "computer-based analysis of digital bathymetric data" : Beaufort Sea   /   Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd., 1988.
vi, 148 leaves : ill. ; 29 x 45 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 30842.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/30842.pdf
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... Granular resource data for the Beaufort Sea indicates that almost all of the gravel deposits identified are located on subtle bathymetric highs, and within a relatively narrow range of water depths. Analysis of seabed morphology and detailed bathymetry is, therefore, useful in establishing any bathymetric control of the geological framework as related to granular resources. The results of an initial bathymetric data analysis of the Western Beaufort (YUKON) Continental Shelf demonstrated that subtle bathymetric anomalies which may contain granular resources can be identified efficiently from the raw digital data of hydrographic surveys. ... The above study, which utilized a digital terrain model to represent the seabed surface in the form of an axonometric projection of meshed grids, revealed seabed features which were not readily apparent on field sheets or detailed contour maps. The study indicated that mesh grid plots provided a visual image of the seabed which is useful for general geological interpretation and identification of the presence of subtle bathymetric anomalies, but their usefulness in quantifying the location and magnitude of the feature is limited. The purpose of this investigation was to first perform a detailed analysis of selected bathymetric features identified on the Yukon Shelf from the above mentioned project. Next an analysis of a second area was undertaken to locate and characterize bathymetric features in the Erksak block in the Beaufort Sea. This report outlines the work performed under Department of Supply and Services (DSS) contract file number A7134-6-0038/01ST. ... (Au)


DIAND "compilation and cataloguing of Beaufort bathymetric and high resolution shallow geophysical survey data" 1988   /   McElhanney Surveying & Engineering Limited   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : McElhanney Geosurveys Ltd., 1988.
30 leaves ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 30843.
Languages: English
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... this final report ... [describes] the ... compilation and cataloguing of Beaufort bathymetric and high resolution, shallow geophysical survey data. The information was compiled and cataloged in a database and in turn, this database will be used for DIAND's granular resource study. The information was collected from various companies and agencies [Dome Petroleum, Esso Resources, Gulf Canada, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Altantic Geoscience Center] across Canada. ... MISSING INFORMATION. It appears that we have located the majority of the high resolution geophysical and bathymetric surveys that have been carried out in the Beaufort Sea. Dome Petroleum has performed the majority of the work and we feel we have collected and catalogued virtually all their surveys, From Gulf Canada Resources, we found all their reports except the South Ukalerk Site and Regional Lines 1983; however, we do have the trackplots for these two surveys. From AGC [Atlantic Geoscience Centre] and CHS [Canadian Hydrographic Service], we feel we have catalogued all their surveys since 1980 and 1977 respectively. Esso Resources is the only company/agency contacted which has a great deal of information that we could not find. Esso is missing virtually all the reports from 1982 back to 1974. We searched for this large block of reports, but were unable to discover their whereabouts. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 1) We conclude that we have catalogued the majority of surveys conducted in the Beaufort Sea over the past decade. 2) We feel we have catalogued the surveys in the ISSERK-ERKSAK BORROW BLOCKS except for the four surveys previously mentioned in Section 4, Table 5. The actual survey data may be available for these four surveys. 3) We feel that from talking to the various contacts that the information collected from 1980 onward will be of greater value than previously collected data. 4) We recommend that in the future some navigation fields should be included in the catalogue to ensure that the navigation is of a high enough quality that recovery of a certain location is possible. 5) We recommend in the future that updating this catalogue becomes a yearly event while the information is readily available. A yearly catalogue updating will help ensure that large blocks of information such as the Esso 1974-1982 reports are not lost. (Au)


Digitization of Beaufort granular resource information : final report   /   Earth & Ocean Research Ltd.   Peters, J.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
[S.l.] : Earth & Ocean Research Ltd., 1988.
[63] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Appendix I: The Beaufort Sea granular resource database - digitized track inventory - Appendix II: The Beaufort Sea granular resource database : list of digitized track databases correlated with the McElhanney catalogue - Appendix III: the SUPER-TECH workstation.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 30844.
Languages: English
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This report describes the work undertaken to build a digital database of seismic and sidescan track information from the Beaufort Sea. Methods used to compile, digititze and convert the data into the DIAND geographic data management system format are described. The final content and organization of the database is summaized, and recommendations for the use of the data and its ongoing upgrade are discussed. [High-resolution seismic and sidescan track information from the Beaufort Sea was compiled in digital database format and converted to the format of a geographic data management system used for selectively displaying, overlaying and plotting geophysical survey and other information. Geographic data on recent government and industry geophysical surveys which was available already in digital format was simply converted to the required format. Previous compilations of historical regional geophysical survey data from both government and industry sources and detailed site surveys from DIAND defined borrow blocks, were manually digitized. The spatial database compiled in this study includes about 1500 geophysical survey lines, totalling nearly 29,000 line-km, which was believed to represent essentially all of the then-existing geophysical data that was considered suitable for Beaufort granular materials evaluation. Recommendations for the modification of the spatial database system and the use and upgrading of the data were provided.] (Au)


Beaufort Sea geotechnical database : volume I   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   MacLeod, N.R.   Canada. Supply and Services Canada [Sponsor]
[S.l.] : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1988.
12, [10], 8, 16 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Appendix A: Catalogue data dictionary and selected report entries - Appendix B: Borehole log source reports.
Report date: August 1988.
The project was undertaken under DSS Contract No. A0632-7-5014.
Supply and Services Canada 0306-34413.
ASTIS record 33686 describes volume II, ASTIS record 33687 describes volume III, ASTIS record 58312 describes volume IV, ASTIS record 33688 describes volume V, ASTIS record 33461 describes volume VI, ASTIS record 58308 describes volume VII, and ASTIS record 33685 describes volume VIII.
ASTIS record 30845.
Languages: English
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... The primary objective of the study was to compile, in a standarized (ESELog) format, a database of borehole data from the Beaufort Seabed. The intended use of the database was related to the evaluation of granular resources for construction materials. The database logs, therefore, are accurate stratigraphic and textural interpretations of the originals; however some detailed engineering (strength, consolidation, etc.) data has been omitted. Some of the major tasks that were required to complete the database included: a) Compilation of a listing or catalogue of all reports and studies containing borehole logs and gravity core data; b) Convert to ESELog format stratigraphic, index test (moisture contents, gradation analyses, Atterberg Limits) and permafrost data for the available logs; c) Check and edit the final product; d) Prepare one paper copy of those original logs containing significant engineering or foundation data that was not included in the preliminary stratigraphic database; f) Prepare this final report. ... In total 1288 logs were compiled in the database, inclusive of Erksak and Isserk. ... As expected the three major Beaufort Sea operators Dome Petroleum Ltd. (302 borehole logs), ESSO Resources Canada Ltd. (816 borehole logs), and Gulf Resources Canada Ltd. (165 borehole logs) held most of the data and made almost all of it available. Historically there were three other operators in the Beaufort who also collected data. These are Chevron Canada Resources Ltd., Sunoco Exploration and Production Ltd. (now Suncor)and Hudsons Bay Oil and Gas (HBOG) which is now owned by Dome. Logs from the former two have not been Included in the database, whereas those from HBOG are included with those from Dome. There are approximately 147 logs which have been collected by EBA for these operators that are not included in the database. At least two other firms have nominally been operators in the Beaufort. They are Home Oil Ltd. and Trillium Exploration Corporation. It is believed that neither of these have any borehole data not included in the database. It should be noted that logs of shallow drop or gravity core samples and grab samples of bottom sediments have not been included in the database. ... A listing of all reports which were identified as containing Beaufort Sea borehole data is provided in Appendix B. Those reports for which the logs were not included in the database have been uniquely identified. ... [This report is Volume 1. Volumes II to VIII are: Volume II, Logs from Gulf Canada Resources Inc. and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (described by ASTIS record 33686); Volume III, Logs from Dome Petroleum Ltd., 1974-1980 (described by ASTIS record 33687); Volume IV, Logs from Dome Petroleum Ltd., 1981-1982 (described by ASTIS record 58312); Volume V, Logs from ESSO Resources Canada Ltd., 1974 (described by ASTIS record 33688); Volume VI, Logs from ESSO Resources Canada Ltd., 1975 (described by ASTIS record 33461); Volume VII, Logs from ESSO Resources Canada Ltd., 1976 (described by ASTIS record 58308); Volume VIII, Logs from ESSO Resources Canada Ltd., 1978-1985 (described by ASTIS record 33685).] (Au)


Beaufort region quarry rock study : photo album - lab photographs   /   Golder Associates (Western Canada) Ltd.
[Vancouver, B.C.] : Golder Associates (Western Canada) Ltd., 1988.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 35306.
Languages: English
Libraries: OORD

This photo album contains colour lab photographs of Beaufort region quarry rocks from the following sites: Mt. Fitton, Y.T., Mt. Davies Gilbert, Y.T., Mt. Gifford, N.W.T., West Delta Roche Moutonee, Gull Greek Quartzite, N.W.T., Gull Creek Dolomite, N.W.T. and Delta Outliers, N.W.T. (ASTIS)


Beaufort region quarry rock study : photo album - field reconnaissance   /   Golder Associates (Western Canada) Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
[Vancouver, B.C.] : Golder Associates (Western Canada) Ltd., 1988.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 33 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 35307.
Languages: English
Libraries: OORD

This photo album contains 281 photographs taken during field program, phase I, of DSS funded study for quarry prospects in the western Arctic. Two computer listings of captions also accompany the album: one list is by the chronological order as taken, the other is in order as presented in the album. (ASTIS)


Addendum report part C on western Beaufort region concrete aggregate study   /   Klohn Leonoff Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Klohn Leonoff Consulting Engineers, 1989.
39, 11, [7] leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendix I: Concrete aggregate tests, Beaufort Sea : Properties of concrete prisms subjected to cyclical freezing and thawing and petrographic characteristics / J.E. Gillott.
References.
ASTIS record 30841.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/30841.pdf
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... It was deemed necessary as a result of the Part A report to proceed with certain additional and more sophisticated tests on certain of the aggregates that had initially produced ambiguous results. Concurrently, the length change measurements of both the standard and non-standard alkali-reactivity tests were continued over a longer time period. A summary of the results were submitted toward the end of April 1988 (Klohn Leonoff, 1988b). That program is designated Part B of the Western Beaufort Concrete Aggregate study. Part C of the total study is the document in hand which is intended to summarize the last previous reports, present the last long term alkali-reactivity length change measurements and most importantly to elaborate and discuss in more detail the results of the more sophisticated tests with a view to presenting our overall conclusions. ... The conclusion, based on the foregoing comments was that further exploration for possible future development of aggregate sources be concentrated upon ... Shingle Point, Running River, King Point and Jacobs Ridge. Of these Running River, King Point and Jacobs Ridge were considered most suitable for development from the point of view of terrain and the necessary available space for stockpiling of overburnden as well as both unprocessed and processed aggregate in addition to that space required for a concrete batch plant, a precast concrete plant, plus a camp and equiment maintenace facilities. ... Conclusions: Based on a review of the three parts of this study, A, B and C, it is concluded that the aggregate sources which we sampled at Shingle Point, Running River, King Point and Jacobs Ridge are the most likely sources of concrete aggregate for use along the western Beaufort Sea from the points of view of accessability, area requirements and quality. Further field testing to determine both quantities available and more sampling to determine homogeneity or otherwise of the various sources would be required since discontinuities compared with some other test data by others based on samples from the same sources have already been noted. On the basis of the full suite of test results, we disagree with the conclusions of Dr. J.A. Gillott that the aggregates will be unsuitable due to alkali-aggregate reactivity. On the contrary, satisfactory concrete may be made in our opinion, using aggregate from the four sources noted - subject to further sampling to verify the degree of homogeneity - provided proper concrete design and construction considerations for arctic conditions are followed. ... (Au)


Synthesis and interpretation of bathymetric, geophysical, geological and geotechnical data : Erksak borrow block - south central Beaufort Sea   /   Earth & Ocean Research Ltd.   Meagher, L.   Lewis, J.F.   Northern Affairs Program (Canada). Natural Resources and Economic Development Branch [Sponsor]
Dartmouth, N.S. : Earth & Ocean Research Ltd., 1989.
v, 128, [64] leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
Part of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP Project A4-21).
Seven folded maps in pockets.
ASTIS record 33375.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33375.pdf
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The Erksak Borrow Block lies on the Tingmiark Plain ... in 10 to 32 metres of water. ... Through the detailed study of the regional seismic and geotechnical data base within, and adjacent to, the Erksak Borrow Block area, this report has subdivided the Tingmiark Plain into five major sub-regions along with a secondary division of one of these regions into three sub-sub-regions. These divisions represent the more subtle local physiographic features of the Tingmiark Plain that are remnants of the more recent geologic history of this area. This geologic history spans the period from the Late Wisconsin, subaerially exposed shelf (approx 12 to 14 thousand years ago) to the present day. ... Borrow materials within the Erksak Borrow Block are discussed based on these sub-regions and the interpretations of the developments of these physiographic regions along with ground-truth information available through some 122 boreholes that have been completed in the area. In overview, 33 potential borrow sites have been identified within the area of the Erksak Borrow Block based on the borehole evidence, approximately 720 million cubic metres of borrow materials are considered to be Proven. From the seismic mapping study carried out in this study, there are estimated to be approximately 19 billion cubic metres of Prospective granular resource. Using the combined view of the geologic interpretation, the known borehole and sampling information along with the seismic structure mapping in the region there is an estimated 7 billion cubic meters of Probable recoverable granular resource in the region. The resource quality in the region tends toward fine to medium grain sands with only trace gravels noted in a few of the boreholes which were not correlatable to the seismic data at this time. The regional character of the data base combined with the complexity of the local geology has restricted this study to a relatively broad scope of analysis of the borrow sites. Recommendations for future study are discussed within the final section of the report. [The Erksak Borrow Block coordinates. NW: Zone 8; 550,000; 7,800,000 (7018'10"N 13340'15"W); NE: Zone 8; 609,000; 7,800,000 (7017'04"N 13206'15"W); SE: Zone 8; 609,000; 7,750,000 (6950'12"N 13209'57"W); SW: Zone 8; 565,000; 7,750,000 (6951'04"N 13318'33"W).] (Au)


Synthesis and interpretation of bathymetric, geophysical, geological and geotechnical data : Isserk borrow block - south central Beaufort Sea   /   Earth & Ocean Research Ltd.   Meagher, L.   Lewis, J.F.   Northern Affairs Program (Canada). Natural Resources and Economic Development Branch [Sponsor]
Dartmouth, N.S. : Earth & Ocean Research Ltd., 1989.
iv, 70, [64] leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
Six folded maps in pockets.
ASTIS record 33376.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33376.pdf
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... The purpose of the study was two-fold: to establish the proven, probable, and prospective granular resource in the borrow block areas, and to fit this information within the context of a geologic framework and geologic model for the region. This report deals with the area designated by INAC [Indian and Northern Affairs Canada] as the Isserk Borrow Block. ... Throughout most of the Isserk Borrow Block region, the original older, pre-marine, transgression paleosurface (top of Unit C) has been preserved over large areas. It is observed to form a highly dissected subaerial erosion surface that is elevated in a northwest-southeast trending ridge across the Akpak Plateau. The surface has been planated along the shallow southern edge of the site as it rises toward the shoreline and along the eastern and western flanks of the Akpak Plateau where it descends into the Kugmallit and Ikit Troughs, respectively. Elsewhere a texturally varied deposition of predominantly clays with silts and sands infills the interval between the older erosion surface and the transgressive unconformity, suggesting that the episode that produced the unconformity does not mark the initial marine incursion and onset of Unit B deposition. Within the Isserk study area there are two possible granular resource deposits that are described within this report. The first is a shallow sand body which has most likely been derived from the older paleosurface materials (Unit C) but has been reworked and redistributed during transgression. The second is a near surface exposure of the older Unit C materials. ... Prospective granular resources derive from both the exposure of Unit C and exposure of the transgressive unit B. Within the transgressive unit, borehole and seismic control permit the classification of proven, probable, and prospective resource. Proven resource covers 19.062 m x 10**6 in area, probable, 18.006 m x 10**6 and prospective 16.711 m x 10**6. Borehole control also permits a volume of 45.03 mm x 10**6 to be calculated for the proven resource. Assuming a minimum thickness of one meter for the probable and prospective zones, volumes of 19.06 and 18.01 m x 10**6 are calculated. The resource from the shallow exposure of the lower Unit C sediments is defined as prospective since there is virtually no quality factor associated with borehole control and limited seismic control within these areas. The area of this prospective resource is measured as 40.84 m x 10**6. Without borehole control, thickness of the deposit is conjectural. Assuming average thicknesses of 1, 5, and 20 meters, volumes of 40.84, 204.2, and 816.0 m x 10**6 are calculated respectively. ... The Isserk Block is primarily confined to the region of the Akpak Plateau and is defined by the co-ordinate boundaries: (1) NW: ZONE 8; 520,000E, 7,770,000N (7002'16"N, 13428'30"W); (2) NE: ZONE 8; 535,000E, 7,770,000N (7002'10"N, 13404'53"W); (3) SW: ZONE 8; 520,000E, 7,750,000N (6951'31"N, 13428'47"W), (4) SE: ZONE 8; 535,000E, 7,750,000N (6951'25"N, 13405'22"W). These coordinates describe a 20 km x 20 km square with an area of 400 km. ... (Au)


Beaufort Sea geotechnical and geophysical databases   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Olthof, R.I.   Canada. Supply and Services Canada [Sponsor]
[S.l.] : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1991.
i, 13, [8], 9, [77] leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Appendix A: Report catalogue data dictionary - Appendix B: Report catalogue centrism B.1 Geotechnical, B.2 Geophysical and hydraulic - Appendix C: Borehole/corehole/surficial sediment log/geophysical data source reports - Appendix D: Additional references.
Report date: March 1991.
The project was conducted under DSS Contract No. A7134-0-0037/01-ST and DDS File No. 038ST.A7134-0-0037.
Supply and Services Canada 0306-34693.
ASTIS record 30846.
Languages: English
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This report summarizes 1991 efforts to expand geotechnical and geophysical databases, originally compiled as separate projects (NOGAP A.4-22 and A.4-15, respectively) in 1988. These databases include catalogues of reports of geotechnical and surficial geological studies and of hydrographic and high-resolution geophysical surveys undertaken or sponsored by both government and the Beaufort Sea petroleum operators, as well as a borehole database of stratigraphic and basic soil test information. Logs of an additional 71 boreholes or coreholes and another 332 surficial sediment samples have been included in the Beaufort Sea geotechnical borehole database, which now totals more that 2700 logs. These additional data were contained in 21 reports, which were also added to the existing database of geotechnical reports. Another 14 high-resolution geophysical surveys and 4 hydrographic surveys have been compiled in the geophysical reports catalogue. (NOGAP)


Mackenzie Valley transportation corridor geotechnical database   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Olthof, R.I.   Canada. Supply and Services Canada [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1991.
[125] leaves : maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Appendix A: Report catalogue data dictionary - Appendix B: Mackenzie Valley report catalogue entries - Appendix C: Mackenzie Valley borehole and/or testpit log source reports - Appendix D: Additional references.
References.
ASTIS record 30847.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU OORD

This report summarizes efforts to compile a database that catalogues fieldwork, reports, maps and other information on potential sources of granular and other construction materials in the Mackenzie Valley corridor [including the northern end of the Dempster Highway]. This catalogue of information complements separate existing databases containing descriptions of potential borrow sources in both the Upper and Lower Mackenzie Valley corridor. Several federal departments, the territorial government and industry have made information available for inclusion in these databases. The present study identified more than 150 previous granular resource, terrain analysis, surficial geology, geotechnical engineering and other studies containing at least 14,000 boreholes. Due to budget and time constraints, only 74 of these studies have been included in the report catalogue database. Recommendations are provided for correlation of the studies, borrow sources and boreholes. (NOGAP)


Granular resource requirements for proposed Mackenzie Valley pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings   /   Stanley Associates Engineering   Mahnic, R.J.   Fujino, T.J.
[S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993.
vii, 135 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Partial contents: Appendix A : List of workshop participants - Appendix B : Guidelines for developers for the protection of archaeological resources in the Northwest Territories - Appendix C : Quarry licence : a brief summary of the Inuvialuit Land Administration rules & procedures.
References.
ASTIS record 33247.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33247.pdf
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... This workshop was convened to summarize previously completed borrow resource inventory studies, identify any new granular resource requirements or development constraints in the Mackenzie Valley and Delta regions, and identify any future research requirements or outstanding granular resource management issues. This information will be used in future planning for Mackenzie Valley hydrocarbon development. ... The workshop brought thirty representatives of oil and gas production and transportation companies, federal and territorial government departments, aboriginal groups, local contractors, and others with a specific interest in the granular resources of the Mackenzie Valley area. ... Technical presentations at the workshop showed the considerable breadth and scope of granular resource research that NOGAP funds have supported. Regional granular resource deposit inventories have been completed for the South Slave Region, the Upper Mackenzie Valley, the Lower Mackenzie Valley and the Mackenzie Delta Region. Also significant are the studies of granular resources that might feasibly be recovered from the bed of the Mackenzie River. Current uses of granular [resources] in the Mackenzie Valley region include roadway and airstrip construction, various public works projects and the Norman Wells pipeline. ... (Au)


Surficial geology mapping of the Mackenzie transportation corridor   /   Duk-Rodkin, A.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 7-9, ill.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33248.
Languages: English
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The surficial geology mapping of the Mackenzie Valley Transportation Corridor was undertaken by the GSC in 1971-1973. Two A-Series maps cover the northern part of the Corridor, while the southern Corridor is covered by 11 maps. The maps include terrain evaluation for engineering purposes, sources of aggregate (sand and/or gravel), geomorphic processes, natural hazards (landslides), thickness of drift, and ground-ice content. The maps also include a comprehensive glacial history of the region that helps to determine problematic areas for engineering evaluation. Most of the Quaternary sediments in the Mackenzie Valley are of glacial origin. During advance and retreat of the Laurentide ice sheet, glaciofluvial sand and gravel were deposited on the glaciated surfaces. Particularly important sources of aggregate are former deltas built into glacial lakes. Glaciofluvial complexes, kames and eskers are mostly related to long periods of ice sheet retreat. Glaciofluvial channels are also excellent sources of gravel and sand. Former glacial lake sediments and some morainic sediments have high ice content, and thus are unsuitable for any type of construction. (Au)


DIAND northern granular resources inventory program   /   Gowan, R.J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 10-18
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33249.
Languages: English
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DIAND first attempted to establish a comprehensive inventory of Mackenzie Valley resources in the early 1970s. ... With the expansion of hydrocarbon exploration into the Beaufort Sea in the 1980s and the growth of industrial support facilities in Tuktoyaktuk, a second period of granular resource inventory work was completed. This was largely concentrated in the Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta-Tuk Peninsula area. Since 1984, significant funding has been available through NOGAP to assist in developing government preparedness for northern hydrocarbon development. More recently, the pressures on public supplies of granular resources have arisen from community land use concerns and from aboriginal land claims. Continued cooperation between key stakeholder groups is required to complete further granular resources inventory work. (Au)


Borrow resources in bibliographic databases   /   Goodwin, R.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 19-23, ill.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33250.
Languages: English
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This paper discusses the current granular resources coverage of the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS), and describes a project to make this coverage comprehensive in order to produce a Northern Granular Resources Bibliography and database. The subject and scope of the proposed bibliography and database are described in detail, and feedback is encouraged from workshop attendees to ensure that the scope of the project meets the needs of potential users. Possible sources of additional citations are listed, and attendees are invited to add to this listing. The formats of the proposed bibliography and database are then described, and, once again, attendees are encouraged to provide feedback on whether these will meet the needs of the users. A draft copy of the Northern Granular Resources Bibliography, containing only citations that are already in the ASTIS database, will be distributed to workshop attendees for comment. (Au)


Regional borrow deposits inventory : South Slave Region   /   Hernadi, N.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 25-31, 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33251.
Languages: English
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A 1987 study by Thurber Consultants, funded under the NOGAP Program, was undertaken to investigate granular aggregate supply and demand, and to develop a suitable management strategy for the granular resources of the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories. The study also addressed the identification and rehabilitation of depleted sources. Total reserves in the order of 83,000,000 m, contained in a large number of sources, was identified with a projected maximum demand of only about 1,100,000 m over a 5-year period (1988 to 1992, inclusive). However, while supply considerably exceeds current demand, conflicts and competition between sources and for different material classes were also identified. A number of aggregate sources in the region were found to be depleted, or likely to be depleted in the near future. In addition, numerous borrow pits were opened up during highway and railway construction and have since been abandoned. Procedures for site restoration and rehabilitation were developed for clean-up, grading and contouring, overburden and topsoil replacement, drainage and erosion control, and natural revegetation. As well, recreational end uses for the depleted areas were considered such as picnic or camping areas, scenic viewpoints and road-side turnoffs. Some sites may be suitable for waste disposal, aggregate crushing, or temporary stockpiling. (Au)


Regional borrow deposits inventory : upper Mackenzie Valley   /   Olthof, R.I.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 32-45, maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33252.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33252.pdf
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In 1988, EBA produced a computerized summary of existing granular resource data for the Upper Mackenzie Valley. The summary included over 50 granular resource studies that were conducted in the Upper (South) Mackenzie Valley prior to 1988 and covered an area of about 100,000 km from Fort Providence to Norman Wells. Both sides of the Mackenzie River and adjacent regions outside the narrow pipeline and highway corridor were included. Geographic, geologic and engineering characteristics for 762 sites were summarized and an assessment of the potential value of each site was provided in the database. Five new Borrow Management Areas were proposed by EBA to be continuous with the seven areas developed in 1986 for the Lower (North) Mackenzie Valley by HBT ABRA. In 1992, additional work was done to convert the granular resource databases compiled in 1988 for the Upper and Lower Mackenzie Valley to a consistent format. A computerized summary of the reports providing granular resource information was begun by EBA in 1991, and updated in 1992. An ESEBase borehole database containing about 12,500 boreholes for the Mackenzie Valley was converted from a GSC database by EBA in 1991. The database is currently being updated by EBA for the GSC. (Au)


Granular resource potential, lower Mackenzie Valley   /   Oswell, J.M.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 46-53, maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33253.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33253.pdf
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The study was centred on the Lower Mackenzie River Valley, between Richards Island in the north, and Norman Wells in the south. Six management areas were identified. The study was compiled from previous granular borrow studies in the area. The study identified over 300 potential granular sources in the Lower Mackenzie Valley and provided a summary of all pertinent geological and geotechnical parameters for each source. An overall assessment of these sources has further identified 52 deposits that are excellent or good prospects by virtue of the quality of granular material that they contain (excluding those within the Inuvialuit Land Selection areas). (Au)


The feasibility of developing granular resources from the bed of the Mackenzie River   /   MacLeod, N.R.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 54-65, ill., 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33254.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33254.pdf
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Prior to 1987, much work had been done to identify and assess prospects for granular resource supply along the Mackenzie Valley. This work indicated that supplies of good quality were locally deficient and in places access would be difficult because of sensitive northern terrain to be crossed. An alternative source area which was largely unexplored until then was the Mackenzie river bed. Esso Resources had shown that granular sediments could be developed from the river bed when constructing production islands at Norman Wells in the mid-1980s. EBA in association with GVM and ESL undertook a study of the Mackenzie River bed for DIAND in 1986-87. The study considered several aspects of the feasibility of developing river bed borrow resources. Mackenzie River bed potential was assessed by examining hydrological and geological data for 19 river sections. Economic data was compiled to demonstrate the feasibility of river bed dredging and in particular the practicability of long haul distances by barge. The impact of dredging on fish populations and their migration was also reviewed. Eleven river reaches were identified with a significant potential for supplying granular materials where there are shortages of terrestrial deposits within 15 km of the river. It must be recognized, however, that there is little direct data from the river bed to identify specific source areas or dredging sites. (Au)


Regional borrow deposits inventory : Mackenzie Delta region   /   Fujino, T.J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 66-74, 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33255.
Languages: English
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The Mackenzie River Delta Region is typified by a scarcity of granular material resources and any identified sources are remote from established communities in the region. The competition for readily available granular material resources between industrial needs and communities is acute. Major granular material sources have been identified on Richards Island, the Caribou Hills, and in the southern portions of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula. The potential sources of granular materials in the Mackenzie Delta Region are of glaciofluvial origin and consist of kames, eskers, outwash plains, terraces, beaches and delta deposits. Fine-grained sources of aeolian dunes have also been recorded. Numerous studies and investigations have been undertaken by industry, DIAND, and more recently, by the Inuvialuit Land Administration to quantify the extent and location of these granular material resources. A comprehensive database to summarize the various investigations completed to date is currently underway. During the 1970s and the 1980s, significant quantities of granular resources from the Mackenzie Delta were used in the construction of artificial islands for use in Beaufort Sea offshore oil and gas exploration activities. Uniquely, these same artificial islands may be considered as future sources of granular materials through the implementation of prudent reclamation plans. (Au)


Typical northern transportation borrow requirements   /   Peterson, B.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 76-77
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33256.
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By far the largest demand for granular resources in the Mackenzie corridor would come from the completion of the Mackenzie Highway from Wrigley to the Dempster Highway near Inuvik. In order to construct the approximately 1,000 km of new highway, about 350,000 m of pit run gravel would be required for capping over fine-grained embankment materials. Surfacing to an acceptable gravel surface standard would require an additional 850,000 m of processed granular material. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of this processed material would have to be produced from quarried limestone sources in areas where potential granular sources are scarce. Actual testing and selection of granular deposits would be completed after embankment construction. Maintenance requirements for a gravel-surfaced Mackenzie Highway from Wrigley to Inuvik would require an additional 3,000,000 m of processed material over a 20-year period. If the highway were to be upgraded at some stage in the future, up to 9,000,000 m of granular material would be required to pave the 1,400 km gravel surface of the Mackenzie Highway from Inuvik to the Yellowknife Highway junction. (Au)


Typical northern community borrow requirements   /   Nicholson, J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 78
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33257.
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The Community Granular Program was initiated in 1985 with a mandate to assess the need of the non tax-based municipalities. Under this program, granular material refers to all types and sizes of material. At this point in time, the program does not operate in any of the tax-based communities such as Inuvik and Norman Wells. The program's mandate is strictly to locate sources that are close to the community that are of a reasonable quality and sufficient quantity to warrant development. ... The granular requirements of the communities is difficult to estimate, as compared to the requirements for a highway which are fairly standard. What we have to do is take a 20-year needs assessment and 5-year capital program for the GNWT and pull the granular requirements from all the departments and all the projects that are ongoing or are proposed. We also look at the granular requirements of proposed federal government projects and the private sector as best we can. ... It's a fairly nebulous process in terms of what the numbers really mean. Typically, your needs in a small community are going to run from 70,000 to 80,000 m over 20 years. Fort Norman and Fort Franklin are a bit larger and may have requirements of up to 100,000 m over 20 years. ... (Au)


Norman Wells pipeline borrow materials usage   /   Smith, J.D.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 79-80
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33258.
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This paper presents an overview of IPL's business, a brief description of our system, our long range program and how it eventually will affect our activity in the north, and a description of construction of the Norman Wells pipeline. ... (Au)


Historical borrow demand forecasts : Mackenzie Valley corridor   /   Fujino, T.J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 81-85
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33259.
Languages: English
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Prior to the late 1960s, resource development in the Arctic had not gained any momentum and the demands for granular materials for community gravel airstrips, community infrastructure projects, small isolated mining projects, and winter access roads were easily met. There were few competing needs for the granular resources in the Mackenzie River Valley and Delta areas. In the early 1970s, with the pending world oil shortages, major resource development and transportation projects were conceived for the Mackenzie Valley and detailed feasibility investigations were undertaken. In view of the extremely disturbance sensitive permafrost terrain in the Arctic, each of these industrial megaprojects required substantive quantities of granular materials to support major engineered facilities. Significant demands for granular materials were identified for oil and gas pipelines, oil and gas processing plants and related facilities, Beaufort Sea developments, the extension of the Mackenzie Highway system, deep seaports on the Beaufort coast, and extensive infrastructure upgrading in Mackenzie Valley communities. The demands for granular materials in the Mackenzie Valley came to a sudden and abrupt halt in the early to mid-1980s with the drop in world oil prices and postponement of megaproject activity in the region. ... The total historical demands for granular material resources for private industry developments were in the order of 104 million cubic metres. The majority of the private sector demands were related to "Pipeline Projects", totalling 102.5 million cubic metres .... Current demands of granular materials for public sector developments are about 1.6 million cubic metres. ... (Au)


Granular resource requirements for potential hydrocarbon development in the western NWT   /   McDougall, J.C.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 89-96, ill., 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33260.
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Historically, granular material has been used in the construction of roadways, airfield runways, embankments to support buildings and other physical structures, and in the construction of drilling pads and temporary offshore exploration structures in the shallow waters of the Beaufort Sea. Granular resources in the Mackenzie Delta are limited in supply. One of the key variables in managing the resource is the identification of potential requirements. The land use studies in the region have identified local needs for the communities. Industry requirements have also been assessed. On the oil side, development scenarios have ranged from the optimistic production levels of 700,000 barrels per day in the early 1980s, to today's current thinking that additional onshore reserves need to be discovered before oil development occurs. Development of the large gas reserves in the region has been proposed, but again, under the existing price regime, onshore gas cannot compete with gas reserves in Alberta and the continental United States. Despite the pessimistic outlook, future hydrocarbon development in the region will likely occur. This paper reviews historical exploration and development planning in the region and identifies potential development scenarios. Granular resource requirements for the potential development scenarios will also be identified. (Au)


Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation borrow demand issues   /   Herbert, J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 98
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33261.
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The Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation (IPC) is currently investigating ways to use oil and gas technology to benefit the communities in our regional area. The two main communities are Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in that they're close to potential oil and gas supplies. ... The object was to take initial wells and turn them into supply gas for the townsite, either for co-generation or direct heating requirements. At that time, industry was still quite active. We revisited this project several times but still the goal is to take an exploratory well and use the shallow gas from the exploratory well and turn it into a fuel source. ... (Au)


Gas pipeline borrow demand issues   /   Kaustinen, O.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 99-100, 1 map
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ASTIS record 33262.
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[This paper presents] the method Polar Delta used in determining the borrow requirements for the proposed gas pipeline. This information is extracted from the National Energy Board application for the gas pipeline in 1984-85. Some 5.5 million m of borrow material would be required for the line from the Mackenzie Delta to the Caroline-Edson areas of south-central Alberta .... About 4.6 million of that granular requirement is in the Northwest Territories (NWT), along the 1,500 km of right-of-way. (Au)


Oil pipeline borrow demand issues   /   Smith, J.D.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 101-102, 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33263.
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... Interprovincial Pipe Line (IPL) currently operates the Norman Wells to Zama crude oil pipeline but is not actively pursuing any big-inch northern oil pipeline projects. After the completion of the Norman Wells line IPL did complete engineering and economic evaluations of a big-inch line from the Mackenzie Delta to Edmonton .... The cost of this line, at about $3-billion in not economic at this time. ... (Au)


Potential environmental impacts : biophysical   /   White, G.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 105-106
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ASTIS record 33264.
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This paper provides an overview perspective of some of the scientific activities currently being conducted in the Mackenzie Delta. Presented below are issues and biophysical constraints that may greatly affect [the petroleum industry] and in fact, all development in the NWT. ... This workshop is concentrated on establishing what granular reserves are along the corridor of the Mackenzie Valley, where potential granular reserves are, pipeline and highway transportation systems and other factors in the borrow industry. This paper is a brief presentation on the physical constraints that might affect [the petroleum industry]. (Au)


Potential environmental impacts : fisheries   /   Harbicht, S.M.   Ferguson, B.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 107-111, 1 map
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ASTIS record 33265.
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This paper describes the developmental impacts on fisheries. At the same [time], it covers some aspects that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has in carrying out its mandate. (Au)


Potential cultural impacts : heritage and archaeological sites   /   Andrews, T.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 112
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33266.
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This paper outlines the regulatory aspects of Heritage and Archeological Resources Management in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is the agency responsible for heritage resource management and protection in the NWT. This responsibility flows from the NWT Act and regulations pursuant to the NWT Act concerning heritage resources. ... (Au)


The Inuvialuit Land Administration and borrow resource management issues   /   Klengenberg, C.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 117-121
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ASTIS record 33267.
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In 1984, the Government of Canada signed a comprehensive land claim agreement with the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic. The Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA) significantly changes land ownership and resource development procedures in the traditionally used and occupied 435,000 km area now termed the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Inuvialuit have been granted 91,000 km of lands of which 13,000 km of 7(1)(a) Lands include surface and subsurface rights to all minerals and 78,000 km of 7(1)(b) Lands include surface rights and rights to all granular resources. The Inuvialuit Land Administration (ILA), a division of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, has the mandate to administer access to and across Inuvialuit Lands. The ILA has established a land management system, whereby, all access and developmental activities are subject to the ILA Rules and Procedures which decree the approval process and fees. Approval and licencing is largely dependent on the applicant receiving the support and approval from the community level. Through the IFA, the ILA shall reserve and make available adequate granular resources to meet public and community needs in the Western Arctic based on 20-year forecasts. These forecasts are jointly prepared between the Inuvialuit and appropriate levels of government on the basis of community estimates of requirements. (Au)


Gwich'in land claim and borrow resource issues   /   Heron-Herbert, S.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 122-124
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ASTIS record 33268.
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The author describes the impact that the Gwich'in and Sahtu land claims has on access to granular resource materials in the western Arctic. A scenario for a one-time fee structure to solve one particular problem has also been described. In terms of general costs, a standard rate will be established but the Gwich'in would evaluate certain public projects or community-based projects where the community receives further economic benefits. In those instances the royalty may be reduced. Reclamation fees will also be charged. (ASTIS)


Sahtu land claim and borrow resource issues   /   Cleary, G.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 125-126
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ASTIS record 33269.
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The author presents a quick review of the current status of the Sahtu land claim and an overview of the main elements of the claim. "The Sahtu region is basically divided into three aboriginal districts. ... Although the land will be owned by either the community or by the communities in the aboriginal districts, any benefits on subsurface lands would be shared equally by all the communities. For benefits on surface lands, the community that lets control of the lands will get the benefits up to a certain amount and then beyond that, it is to be shared equally between the other communities." (ASTIS)


Workgroup plenary session   /   Mahnic, R.J.
In: Granular Resource Requirements for Proposed Mackenzie Valley Pipelines : technical papers and workshop proceedings / Prepared by R.J. Mahnic and T.J. Fujino. - [S.l.] : Stanley Associates Engineering, 1993, p. 129-134
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ASTIS record 33270.
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The participants at the workshop proceeded through a plenary group problem-solving exercise to identify any outstanding issues or concerns regarding granular resources. The objectives were to identify any information gaps, determine whether the "future research requirements" identified in the workshop plenary session could be completed within the short-term NOGAP timeframe and with the allocated funding, and to ascertain whether enough information was in hand to form an action plan. Comments by plenary session participants are indicated for each of the eight following issue/topics: Sources of Borrow Information, Regional Borrow Inventories Research, Borrow Materials Usage, Competing Uses for Borrow Materials, Tracking/Monitoring of Actual Borrow Use, Industrial Demands for Borrow Resources, Potential Constraints to Borrow Development and Need for Monitoring Studies of Aquatic/Quarrying Areas. (ASTIS)


Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   MacLeod, N.R. [Editor]   Northern Affairs Program (Canada). Natural Resources and Economic Development Branch [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993.
258 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
Part of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (DSS file no. 038ST.A7134-0-0037).
Contents: Preface - Forward - Part 1: Reports on NOGAP regional studies - Part 2: Reports on NOCAP R&D studies - Part 3: Invited presentations - Part 4: Round-table session.
ASTIS record 62707 describes an earlier, shorter "preview volume" of this document.
This document contains all the presentations in the preview volume and more.
ASTIS record 33377.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33377.pdf
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... Since the initial studies, the Beaufort petroleum operators have expressed concern that much of the higher quality gravels have been used as general fill for island construction. In addition, there has been a greater demand for limited supplies of high quality sands and requests have been made for the exportation of Beaufort Granular resources to Alaska. Meanwhile, there has been discussion about treating granular resources like mineral resources by allowing exclusive exploitation rights. These events have placed increased pressure on the department to effectively inventory and manage the remaining offshore deposits. With NOGAP winding down and industry activity in the region waning, there was perceived a need to bring together those who have been part of Beaufort exploration activities and those who may be future participants. This workshop was intended to provide a forum to review the existing information and to identify research and study requirements. ... [Part 1: Reports on NOGAP Regional Studies contains: 1) "The Western Beaufort (Yukon) continental shelf (NOGAP project A4-05)" by John F. Lewis; 2) "Herschel Island study (NOGAP project A4-01)" by Rick Quinn; 3) "Granular resources of the Issigak deposit (NOGAP project A4-06)" by Neil R. MacLeod; 4) "The Isserk Borrow Block (NOGAP project A4-20)" by John F. Lewis; 5) "The Erksak Borrow Block (NOGAP project A4-21)" by John F. Lewis; 6) "Granular resources off the southwest coast of Banks Island (NOGAP project A4-16)" by Guy R. Fortin. Part 2: Reports on NOGAP R&D Studies contains: 7) "Northern granular resources mapping information system" by John Peters; 8) "Geotechnical and geophysical data bases" by Rita I. Olthof; 9) "Real-time interpretation of marine resistivity" by W.J. Scott. Part 3: Invited Presentations contains: 10) "Canadian Hydrographic Services - Beaufort Sea activities" by George Eaton; 11) "Geological constraints to off-shore granular resource assessment in the Canadian Beaufort Sea" by Steve Blasco; 12) "Arctic off-shore exploration structures, a geotechnical perspective" by Kevin J. Hewitt. The Round-table session contains discussions on: 1) NOGAP regional studies. 2) Technology and techniques, 3) Priorities for future work, and 4) Editor's summary of recommendations.] (Au)


The western Beaufort (Yukon) continental shelf (NOGAP Project A4-05)   /   Lewis, J.F.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 1-20, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33378.
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During 1986, an interpretation and integration of the previously collected bathymetric, geophysical and geological data from the western Beaufort Shelf was undertaken by Earth & Ocean Research Ltd. for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC). The investigation was to provide an overview of the granular resource base of this area to assist in planning of future exploration studies to delineate granular materials for use in the on-shore or off-shore construction by industry or government. ... A significant increase in the data base occurred in 1984 when a combined hydrographic and geophysical survey was conducted from the M.V. Banksland by the CHS and the GSC. This survey yielded 14,055 km of heave compensated echo sound data .... (Au)


Herschel Island study (NOGAP Project A4-01)   /   Quinn, R.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 21-29, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33379.
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Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33379.pdf
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In 1984 and 1985, a series of studies were undertaken to locate and delineate potential areas for the future development of off-shore granular resources near Herschel Island, Yukon Territory. The work, carried out by M.J. O'Connor and Associates and EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., was authorized by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and the studies were carried out in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada. [The geological setting of the area is examined.] (Au)


Granular resources of the Issigak deposit (NOGAP Project A4-06)   /   MacLeod, N.R.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 30-50, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33380.
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The Issigak site is unique in many ways. It is one of the few deposits with any significant portion of gravel in the Beaufort-Mackenzie region and is the only source of granular materials located between Herschel Island and the Akpak Plateau. ... In late 1986 through March 1987, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. compiled and interpreted available data for the Issigak deposit (EBA, 1987). ... The primary purposes of the study were to interpret the geology of the deposit, and to quantify the remaining reserves. Those tasks were relatively easy. The hard work was in finding the data, much of which was missing, and resolving inconsistencies between overlapping data sets. ... The first site work on shallow sediments in this area was done in late winter 1974. ... Between 1974 and summer 1986, there were 26 various programs or operations at Issigak. ... Prior to 1986, almost 3.5 million cu.m. of granular material were reported to have been removed from Issigak during four of the dredging operations. In addition, there were four other dredging programs for which the quantity of material removed could not be determined. ... At Issigak, there were 199 boreholes, several bathymetric surveys and bathymetric data collected during seismic programs. The correlation between various data sets was found to be very poor. ... The deposit is almost almost 11 km long and up to 1500 m wide. In section, the deposit is a thin veneer which averages less than 1.5 m thick. Issigak appears as a low ridge or series of small knobs on most bathymetric maps because of the overall flatness of the coastal sediments. ... It is not possible to determine the quantity of granular material that was originally in the Issigak deposit. ... Bathymetric data collected for Esso in 1984 and 176 boreholes obtained for Esso in 1983 (EBA, 1983) provide the basis for understanding the quantity of granular material on site, although 1.5 million m of granular resources were removed between those two times. It was concluded that at the end of 1986, reserves of granular material on site were as follows: Proven Reserves 3.3 million cubic metres, Probable Reserves 5.1 million cubic metres, Prospective Reserves 5.8 million cubic metres. ... The Issigak deposit was interpreted in this NOGAP study to be of early Holocene age. That means the deposits are non-glacial and likely non-marine. ... (Au)


The Isserk borrow block (NOGAP Project A4-20)   /   Lewis, J.F.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 51-75, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33381.
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Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33381.pdf
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... The Isserk Borrow Site study program was one component of a set of concurrent studies that were initially conducted by Earth & Ocean Research Ltd. through 1987/1988. ... This paper is specifically in reference to the western Isserk study region ... which is a 20 km x 20 km area of 400 km lying approximately 9 km north of Pullen Island. The study region defined as to be within the following boundaries: Northwest: Zone 8; 520,000E; 7,770,000N (7002'16"N; 13428'30"W); Northeast: Zone 8; 535,000E; 7,770,000N (7002'10"N; 13404'53"W); Southwest: Zone 8; 520,000E; 7,750,000N (6951'31"N; 13428'47"W); Southeast: Zone 8; 535,000E; 7,750,000N (6951'25"N; 13405'22"W). The specific purpose of this study has been to evaluate all (or as much as possible) of the geophysical and geotechnical data available within these regions with the primary mandate of attempting to quantize the locations and volumes of proven, probable and prospective granular resources that are present. ... The mandate of these studies was to evaluate all high resolution geophysical and geotechnical data that had been collected in this study area. This consisted of a massive amount of data, though not all of this data could be found and accessed within a reasonable search effort for this study and a resulting more limited, though still significant, data set was actually used. ... The track navigation and geophysical data compilations included the entire area of the south central Beaufort Sea geological study area. ... The geotechnical data bases were compiled and inserted into ESEBase record form by EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. for the entire south central Beaufort area. ... The Isserk Borrow Block of the south central Beaufort Sea covers an area of 400 km and contains significant amounts of proven, probable and prospective granular resource materials. Through the integration of geophysical, geotechnical and geological data collected over the past 15 years from both industry and government operators, two main deposits were identified. These deposits occuars fine to medium grained sand bodies that lie within a complex sequence of glacio-fluvial, fluvial and transgressive marine type sediments that form a northwest-southeast trending ridge across the Akpak Plateau. The first deposit (Upper Sand Unit) is a localized shallow sand body which lies in the central portion of the Isserk Borrow Block. Its triangular shape covers an area of approximately 53 million square metres. Borehole and seismic data indicate an estimated 19 million cubic metres of proven, 63 million cubic metres of probable and up to 80 million cubic metres of prospective granular resource materials. ... The second deposit (Lower Sand Unit) is a near surface exposure of Unit C which lies in the southeast quadrant of the study area. It is estimated 800 million cubic metres of prospective granular resources is based on limited seismic information only and requires considerable future ground truthing. Of this 800 million, it is likely that only 100 to 300 million might actually be recoverable when permafrost bonding and resource quality are fully considered and delineated. ... (Au)


The Erksak borrow block (NOGAP Project A4-21)   /   Lewis, J.F.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 76-103, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33382.
Languages: English
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... The Erksak Borrow Site study program was one component of a set of three concurrent studies that were initially conducted by Earth & Ocean Research Ltd. through 1987/1988. ... This paper is specifically in reference to the eastern Erksak study region which is defined by: Northwest: Zone 8; 550,000; 7,800,000 - (7018'10"N 13340'15"W); Northeast: Zone 8; 609,000; 7,800,000 - (7017'04"N 13206'15"W); Southeast: Zone 8; 609,000; 7,750,000 - (6950'12"N 13209'57"W); Southwest: Zone 8; 565,000; 7,750,000 - (6951'04"N 13318'33"W). These co-ordinates describe a quadrilateral that widens to the north. At its closest approach to land, the southern edge of the block lies approximately 9 km to the north of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula. The defined area encompasses approximately 2,574 km of the Beaufort Shelf. The specific purpose of this study has been to evaluate all (or as much as possible) of the geophysical and geotechnical data available within these regions with the primary mandate of attempting to quantize the locations and volumes of proven, probable and prospective granular resources that are present. ... The track navigation and geophysical data compilations included the entire area of the south central Beaufort Sea geological study area. ... The geotechnical data bases were compiled and inserted into ESEBase record form by EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. for the entire south central Beaufort area. ... The 2,574 km area of the Erksak Borrow Block located in the south central Beaufort Sea continental shelf contains significant quantities of proven, prospective and probable fine to medium grained sandy granular resource materials. The analysis of this region did not indicate any significant concentrations of coarser grained sand or gravel materials, though numerous trace indications were noted from the borehole records. ... Analysis of the geophysical and geotechnical data base has shown that almost 720 million cubic metres of relatively fine grained granular resource have been proven. Within the entire Borrow Block, the geophysical data have outlined a maximum potential of some 19 billion cubic metres of prospective borrow material of which about 950 million cubic meters could potentially be recoverable by Hopper Tailer dredge (5%). ... (Au)


Granular resources off the southwest coast of Banks Island (NOGAP Project A4-16)   /   Fortin, G.R.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 104-112, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33383.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33383.pdf
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Despite long sailing distances from present hydrocarbon exploration sites in the central Beaufort Sea, the narrow shelf bordering the southwestern coast of Banks Island has been identified by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) as a prospective area for gravel deposits. Although O'Connor (1983) indicated that more than 50,000,000 m of gravel may exist at suitable depth for dredging between Cape Lambton and Sachs Harbour ..., the granular resources in this area remain largely unexplored. Between 1981 and 1983, three separate geophysical programs have been carried out by the industry to investigate the surficial geology for gravel deposits off the island coast. The results of two site specific surveys conducted in 1981 and 1982 at the mouth of the Masik and Rufus rivers have been reported to Dome Petroleum by Fortin .... A detailed evaluation of the regional survey completed in 1983 was prepared by Fortin (1987) on behalf of INAC .... The regional survey includes six lines totaling 130 km of seismic data (echo sounder, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, boomer and air gun systems) recorded in water depths oscillating between 10 and 25 m. The present paper summarizes the findings of the 1983 regional survey. This information was presented with more details in Fortin (1987) who constructed three synoptic plates showing both on-shore and off-shore geology .... (Au)


Northern granular resource mapping information system   /   Peters, J.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 113-124, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33384.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33384.pdf
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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has, over the past four years, compiled an extensive inventory of information pertaining to granular resources in the Arctic. Funded under the NOGAP program, the project has evolved from a digital inventory of high resolution marine seismic track line data, to digital renditions of interpreted geological maps, borehole locations, borrow sites and the encapsulation of all of this data into a user-friendly data management and desktop mapping system called "inFOcus". This paper describes the development of the inventory, its contents and the way that the data can be used to assess and plan activities through the simple and powerful interface provided by the inFOcus software. (Au)


Geotechnical and geophysical data bases   /   Olthof, R.I.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 125-134
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33385.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33385.pdf
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The primary objective of the work has been to compile, in a standardized (ESEBase) format, a data base of surficial sediment core and deep borehole data from the Canadian Beaufort Sea. The data base is intended for use in the evaluation of granular resources for construction materials. The data base logs are intended to be accurate, stratigraphic and textural interpretations of the originals; however, some detailed engineering (for example, strength, consolidation, etc.) data has been omitted. A second significant part of EBA's work has been to compile a bibliography or report catalogue of the various operator and consultant reports containing sub-surface geotechnical information. In 1991, existing geotechnical and geophysical report catalogues (compiled in 1988 by EBA and McElhanney, respectively) were updated to reflect additions made to the data in 1989 and 1991. (Au)


Real-time interpretation of marine resistivity   /   Scott, W.J.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 135-153, ill., maps
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33386.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33386.pdf
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This paper describes the development of a real-time capability for the MICRO-WIP marine resistivity system. The program was carried out in 1987 by Hardy BBT Ltd. for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). ... the detection of sub-bottom permafrost and granular deposits is very important for the design and construction of off-shore facilities in the Beaufort Sea. Granular deposits will supply valuable borrow material for construction of islands while the presence of permafrost will influence the choice of routes and construction of pipelines. (Au)


Canadian Hydrographic Service Beaufort Sea activities   /   Eaton, G.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 153-159
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33387.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33387.pdf
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This paper describes the endeavours of the Canadian Hydrographic Service to survey and map the Beaufort Sea region. Positioning systems, including Decca, Minifix, Argo and Syledis were employed before satellite positioning became the preferred mode. Accurate tidal data throughout the Beaufort is difficult to come by, and not until the installation of a permanent gauge in Tuk Harbour were tides extrapolated into the survey area. Coastline data on most charts throughout the Beaufort Sea comes from the NTS series of maps, most of which were compiled from the 1950s using aerial photography. More up-to-date information is currently being sought. New methods and technology are being explored to reduce cost and increase efficiency of acquiring soundings. Some of these methods are Larsen, TIBS, Dolphin, Global positioning system, and Swath sounders. (ASTIS)


Geological constraints to off-shore resource assessment in the Canadian Beaufort Sea   /   Blasco, S.M.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 160-175, ill., map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33388.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33388.pdf
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Knowledge of the Late Quaternary geological history and depositional environments of unconsolidated sediments composing the Beaufort continental shelf provides the technical basis for guiding the search for granular resources, determining the origin of deposits and constraining inventory assessments. ... Granular resource exploration and development has been focused on the high potential areas of the central shelf north of Richards Island and the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula (Akpak Plateau and Tingmiark Plain). To the west, the Herschel sill and western Yukon shelf (Natsek Plain) represent potential sand and gravel source areas. The balance of the Beaufort shelf is dominated by extensive areas of exposed fine grained sediments on and underlying the sea floor. ... Lack of success in locating gravel deposits during early exploration phases on the shelf lead to the expansion of the search to the coast line of southwestern Banks Island. The recent history of the shallow sediments of the Beaufort and Banks continental shelves is dominated by the effects of the last sea level rise, an event which has continued over the last 10,000 years .... This transgression has resulted in the erosion, reworking, concentration and deposition of most of the sand and gravel bodies developed to date. However, the depositional setting varies among borrow sites. Geological models accounting for the origin of these deposits have evolved and changed over the last decade. Seven models have been used to constrain exploration and inventory evaluations of granular prospects. Each of these models is discussed below with appropriate examples. (Au)


Arctic off-shore exploration structures : a geotechnical perspective   /   Hewitt, K.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 176-192, ill., 1 map
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
ASTIS record 33389.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33389.pdf
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Since 1969, 142 exploratory wells have been successfully drilled in the Beaufort Sea (Masterson, et al; 1991). Of this total, approximately 100 wells have been drilled from a variety of islands and bottom-founded structures in water depths up to 32 m .... The remaining wells have been advanced from floating structures in water depths up to 67 m. The marine environment in the Arctic is characterized by sea ice cover for approximately 9 months of the year. The design of bottom-founded structures, from which drilling is performed during the winter months, is dominated by the requirements to resist forces imposed by this ice. This requirement becomes more critical in the "shear" zone, which is the transition zone between the land fast ice zone and the polar ice pack (i.e., beyond approximately 20 m water depth). The variety of bottom-founded structures utilized has ranged from sandbag retained islands through to fully mobile bottom-founded structures. The diversity includes sacrificial beach islands, ice islands, caisson-retained islands and caisson/berm structures. The design and operation of these structures has been largely governed by geotechnical considerations. This paper concludes with an overview of past and present concepts for production structures. (Au)


Round-table session   /   MacLeod, N.R.
In: Proceedings of the Beaufort Sea Granular Resources Workshop, February 13 and 14, 1992 / Edited by Neil R. MacLeod. - Calgary, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1993, p. 193-258
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
ASTIS record 33390.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/33390.pdf
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Round-table sessions focused on the following themes: to review the NOGAP granular resource projects and consider where they fit with the geological models presented by Steve Blasco, and identify any changes that should be made to the interpretation of those areas from a geological or inventory perspective; to focus on ways for developing and applying new technology in the exploration or assessment of granular prospects in the Beaufort by first looking at seismic techniques; to look at targets and defining specific goals for future work. (ASTIS)


Northern granular resources bibliography   /   Arctic Science and Technology Information System   Howard, L. [Editor]   Goodwin, R. [Editor]   Howard, L. [Editor]   Canada. Land Management Division [Sponsor]   Canada. Northern Granular Resources Program [Sponsor]
Calgary, Alta. : Arctic Institute of North America, 1994.
ix, 134 p. ; 28 cm.
(ASTIS occasional publication, no. 13)
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
This version supersedes the Feb. 1993 draft version that consisted of ix, 65 leaves.
In 2008 this report was located in Yellowknife at the INAC. NWT Water Resources Division library, a partner of the INAC Departmental Library (OORD).
ASTIS record 33785.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/ngr/
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... One of the objectives of the Northern Granular Resources Program within the Land Management Division of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is to improve the dissemination of information about sources and usage of granular resources in northern Canada. To help meet that objective the Land Management Division has commissioned this bibliography from the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS). ... In addition to this printed version of the bibliography, a microcomputer version on diskette is available from the Land Management Division. The diskette version includes powerful retrieval software that can search citations and abstracts for any word or combination of words, and can be freely copied and redistributed by users. ... Although it was not possible with the available financial resources to make this bibliography totally comprehensive, it is by far the most complete listing yet prepared of publications concerning granular resources in Yukon and the Northwest Territories. ... This bibliography covers all aspects of granular resources, defined as gravel, sand and crushed rock for use in construction. Publications about the availability of granular resources are covered, including descriptions of specific sources, inventories of granular resources and the management of this resource. Methods of extracting and transporting granular resources are also covered, including the environmental and socio-economic impacts of such work and methods of mitigating these impacts. Future requirements for granular resources in all types of construction are covered, including conflicting demands for granular resources. Geological or geotechnical surveys are included if they contain information on possible sources of granular resources. Some publications in the bibliography cover many subjects in addition to granular resources, but have been included because they do contain significant granular resources information. ... (Au)


Sediment transport at artificial island sites, Canadian Beaufort Sea   /   Canadian Seabed Research Ltd.   LaPierre, T.   Gilbert, G.R.   Geological Survey of Canada [Sponsor]   Blasco, S.M.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]   Klohn-Crippen Consultants Ltd. [Sponsor]
Porters's Lake, N.S. : Canadian Seabed Research, 1994.
107 leaves : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
Loose-leaf binder.
This report is volume 3 of a 3-volume set. ASTIS record 54755 describes volumes 1 and 2 (titled "Main report: final report" and "Island inventory: final report" respectively).
ASTIS record 54758.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54758.pdf
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Artificial islands were constructed in the Canadian Beaufort Sea between 1975 and 1986 in water depths ranging from lm to 45m. A total of 37 island sites were constructed during this time interval. The islands provided temporary drilling platforms, typically built in an open water season, occupied during the subsequent winter months and then abandoned. Once abandoned, the islands were eroded by natural processes to the waterline within a few months to two years. These islands are largely constructed of sand and gravel. The aggregate potential of the islands and the importance of this material to offshore development in the Canadian Beaufort Shelf has prompted Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as part of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP) to commence a major island inventory and assessment project. One of the main factors in the evaluation of the potential changes in the resource potential of the islands over time is information on the island dynamics. This topic is also of interest to the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) from the perspective of using island erosion information for estimating regional sediment transport rates and directions. Therefore GSC provided partial funding, under the Program on the Energy Research and Development (PERD) Committee 6.3.1 - Beaufort Offshore Geotechnics, for this particular study. This project has several components including the development of a artificial island database (Klohn Crippen, 1993) as part of Supply and Services Canada Contract No. 038ST.A7134-2-0039. This database includes a compilation of existing hydrographic and geophysical data acquired at the island sites. The Scientific Authority for this contract was Mr. Robert J. Gowan. As a participant in this work Canadian Seabed Research Limited was contracted to analyze the hydrographic and geophysical survey data collected at 13 of the island sites. Figure 1.1 illustrates the locations of the 13 islands assessed in this study. The objectives of this report were to address several key questions of relevance to the long term fate of the islands as an aggregate resource. These questions include: 1) In what ways are the islands changing with time after abandonment? 2) What seafloor processes are active at the island sites? 3) Does the location, water depth, construction material or design influence the behaviour of the islands after abandonment? 4) What are the direction and magnitude of sediment transport on the islands? 5) Which area of the islands are undergoing sediment erosion and where has this sediment accumulated? 6) How do these processes impact the aggregate resource potential of the islands? This report addresses these questions. (Au)


Review of granular resource potential : south-central Beaufort Sea with identification of field investigation targets   /   Lewis Geophysical Consulting   Lewis, J.F.   Canada. Land Management Division [Sponsor]
Armdale, N.S. : Lewis Geophysical Consulting, 1994.
93 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
References.
One folded map in pocket.
ASTIS record 54773.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54773.pdf
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... Over the period December 1993, to March 1994 Lewis Geophysical Consulting was requested to review the resource potential of the South-Central area of the Beaufort Sea which has been named the Southern "Akpak Plateau" physiographic area (O'Connor, 1980). Figure 1-1 outlines the study area of some 2000 km. which lies just to the north of North Point on Richards Island in the Mackenzie Delta of the Northwest Territories. The study region contains the presently known, and previously utilized, Isserk granular resource borrow site which has been used through this report as a defining model guide in the search for new potential target resource areas within this present study region. This study encompasses the review of geophysical, bathymetric and geotechnical data collected and made available since 1987 after completion of the detailed resource analysis of the Isserk Borrow Area completed by Earth & Ocean Research Ltd. (1987). These data have been utilized to tentatively define a number of new possible resource targets based on the presently limited data coverage and outline both geophysical survey programs and borehole drilling site programs that would help to more fully define the lateral extents and resource qualities of these targets. The report is organized as a brief review of the new data available followed by a series of location and tentative characterization map sheets and brief descriptions of the new target sites identified. These are supplemented with 45 new proposed borehole sites that would aid in the characterization and confirmation or rejection, as appropriate, of these sites as viable granular resource targets. A section on proposed geophysical surveys (line location and system recommendations) to more fully delineate the areal extent of these targets has been included as a basis for planning future programs in the region. ... With the aim of providing reasonable physical size and working scale visual presentation of the resource target sites the map sheet of Figure 4-6 has been subdivided into five smaller scale working map sheets. ... Map sheet B1 is shown in Figure 4-7 at a plot scale of 1:50,000 covering the present Isserk Borrow area. ... [Map sheet B2] has beenreferred to as the Pipeline sheet since one of the tentatively planned pipeline routes from the Amauligak discovery site to North Point passes through this region. As a result this area has had the most extensive recent geophysical coverage of any of the map sheets presented in this study and there has been extensive borehole and geotechnlcal testing completed along the pipeline corridor at least. ... Map sheet B3 ... represents the region around Breakers Shoal in the southwestern portion of the map area. There are four granular resource targets on this map sheet plus the southern portions of three of the targets discussed on map sheet B2. ... Map sheet B4 ... represents a new target area defined in this study which is centred about 5 km to the north-northwest of Pullen Island. ... Map sheet B5 ... represents the identified potential granular resources sites in the western portion of the study area. There are few geophysical survey lines through this area and the ones that do transect the region show a general thickening of the Unit B sediments toward the west into the Kugmallit Channel physiographic area. Essentially five site areas have been outlined on this map sheet and four of these are defined solely on the basis of the new bathymetric contour data. ... (Au)


Geotechnical/geological investigation of selected granular resource prospects : Beaufort Sea   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Valeriote, M.A.   Cathro, D.C.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : EBA, 1995.
[3], 26, A1-A17 leaves, [5] p., [30], 10, 4, [19] leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendix A: Summary of daily activities - Appendix B: Borehole logs - Appendix C: Summary of laboratory testing - Appendix D: Particle size analysis.
Report date: September, 1995.
EBA report no. 0101-94-11413.
ASTIS record 53504.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/53504.pdf
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The discovery of petroleum reserves north of the Mackenzie Delta has led the Government of Canada to anticipate possible future demands for granular resources in the region to support oil and gas development. As a result, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has compiled a comprehensive granular resource inventory as part of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP) Project A4. Geological models have been developed in an attempt to explain known offshore borrow areas and to predict other possible similar occurrences. An offshore geotechnical investigation was completed during March of 1994 for INAC at specific geological and granular resource targets within a south-central region of the Beaufort Sea, just north of Richards Island. The intent of the investigation was to obtain geotechnical data for use in ground truthing geophysical interpretations and in evaluating the suitability of the derived geological models for prospective granular resource sites. The investigation comprised 19 boreholes that were sampled to a maximum penetration of 14.5 m. This report describes the investigation that was conducted and presents a summary of the geotechnical data that was collected. ... The seabed soils penetrated have been assigned to two broad units, ... [clay and sand], on the basis of engineering properties. The particle size distribution curves obtained are presented ..., and a composite grading envelope from the sand samples tested from the Granular Resource Prospect (Borehole No. 11413-07 to 11413-15 inclusive) are presented .... Only six samples, on which a gradation analysis was conducted, contained a total fines content (material less than 80 microns) that was less than 15%, and a D50 [median grain size] averaging approximately 180 microns. Composite gradation curves derived from the sand samples tested having a total fines content of less than 15% and greater than 15% are presented .... Due to the seabed clay encountered at a number of locations and the fines content determined for the underlying stratum, in association with environmental concerns (i.e. turbidity), the area evaluated is not considered a favourable granular resource prospect. ... (Au)


Granular resource potential of Beaufort artificial islands   /   Klohn-Crippen Consultants Ltd.   B.D. Wright & Associates   Challenger Surveys & Services Ltd.   Canadian Seabed Research Ltd.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Update of March 1993.
Calgary, Alta. : Klohn-Crippen Consultants Ltd., 1995.
2 v. (iv, 52; ii, 14 leaves) : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 30 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
Two diskettes in back pocket of volume 1.
Contents: Volume 1: Main report : final report - Volume 2. Island inventory : final report.
ASTIS record 54758 ("Sediment Transport at Artificial Island Sites, Canadian Beaufort Sea") describes Volume 3 of this 3-volume set.
ASTIS record 54755.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54755a.pdf
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The purpose of this study was to provide the following: An up-to-date and easily accessible summary of the location, type, quantity and quality of granular materials present in the artificial islands and berms in the area of the Canadian Beaufort Sea bounded by latitudes 69 and 7030' North, and longitudes 131 and 137 West. Selected examples of island erosion and sediment transport rates which can illustrate the importance of material type, water depth range, and environmental conditions on the potential change in the resource potential of the artificial islands with time. An evaluation of the constraints to possible utilization of these granular materials as a resource for future development in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. ... The results from this study are presented in three volumes. Volume 1 titled "Main Report" (this volume) presents a summary of the work carried out during the project. Section 1 provides an introduction to the study, and Section 2 presents an historical overview of island construction in the Canadian Beaufort Sea highlighting significant incidents which occurred during the period. Section 3 describes the granular resource inventory of the artificial islands, and summarizes the use of InFocus/Quickmap/FoxPro2 software. The appropriate electronic data disks for InFocus/Quickmap/FoxPro2 data reporting are contained in the Appendix. Section 4 introduces regional environmental conditions on the continental shelf, and the effects of ice and waves on the erosion of the islands. A summary of island erosion dynamics is given in Section 5. Project conclusions and recommendations are presented in Section 6. Volume 2 contains a hard copy summary of information entered into the database. Section 1 provides the introduction to the project. Section 2 presents the database and discusses the use of FoxPro2 and InFocus/Quickmap. Section 3 summarizes the availability of granular resources in the artificial islands. Separate sections are then provided in Appendix I for each of the 37 artificial islands summarizing available information. Volume 3 is the report by Canadian Seabed Research on island erosion dynamics entitled "Sediment Transport at Artificial Island Sites, Canadian Beaufort Sea". A study of selected islands over time was used to determine potential changes to the resource potential of the old artificial islands. This information is also useful for estimating regional sediment transport rates and directions. ... (Au)


Granular resource investigation, northern Richards Island, NWT   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1995.
2 v. (162 leaves in various foliations) : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
References.
Contents: (Volume 1 of II) : Geotechnical Program - (Volume II of II) : Geophysical Program.
See ASTIS record 54968 for a related report entitled, "Granular resource investigation, geophysical program, unprocessed geophysical data, northern Richards Island, N.W.T.".
ASTIS record 54759.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54759a.pdf
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54759b.pdf
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The discovery of petroleum reserves north of the Mackenzie Delta has led the Government of Canada to anticipate a possible future demand for granular resources in the region. As a result, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has compiled a comprehensive granular resource inventory as part of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP) Project A4. A need was identified to investigate potential sources located specifically on the northern portion of Richards Island. A geotechnical investigation was completed during March of 1994 for INAC at accessible sites that are considered representative of the terrain conditions existing within the potential resource targets. The purpose of the investigation was to provide preliminary information regarding the feasibility of exploiting sand deposits in this area to meet the expected demand for onshore granular resources associated with Mackenzie Delta oil and gas production. The investigation comprised eight sampled boreholes, which were sampled to a maximum penetration of 11.1 metres. The site investigation examined characteristic geological features within three potential resource targets. Two of the resource targets comprise "Sand Ridges"; the third resource target contains "Glaciofluvial Terraces". The soil encountered on the sand ridges generally consists of poorly-graded sand with a highly variable fines content. Below the depth of seasonal thaw (active layer) the moisture content was determined to be greater than 20 percent, which will require careful planning consideration be given to extraction methodology and pit drainage requirements. Only one borehole was drilled on the glaciofluvial terraces due to inclement weather encountered while on location and associated time constraints. Due to the limited investigation activities at the discontinuous glaciofluvial terraces, further investigation is recommended. ... [Volume II of] This report summarizes the results of a geophysical survey program on Northern Richards Island, NWT. The objectives of the geophysical program were to complement a concurrent geotechnical program with additional data and to provide some preliminary data in areas that were difficult to gain access with the drilling equipment. Both Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and electromagnetic (EM) conductivity measurements were taken. The results were analyzed for evidence of stratigraphy and the presence of massive ice. The GPR antennae were chosen to obtain information in the top 20 m and the EM systems were used to obtain data in the top 50 m. A total of four sites were surveyed: Target Areas 1 (MR2 Island), 6C-1, 6C-2 and 4B-1. The GPR surveys were conducted using 50 and 100 MHz antennae and 1000 and 400 V transmitters. All GPR data were logged using a PC laptop, post-processed, and corrected for topography. The GPR data did not indicate any significant stratigraphic or areal changes in material type on any of the lines surveyed in Target Areas 1, 6C-1, 6C-2. It is believed that massive sands with some silt were encountered within the penetration depth of the GPR system at all of these sites. At specific locations, based on the borehole logs, there was a gradual transition from a sand with some silt, to a till; however, the change was too gradual to register as a recognizable change in the GPR data. Evidence of massive ice was only encountered at one location in Target Area 6C-1. Airphotos and elevation data for the area suggest that the feature is associated with neighbouring lakes. The GPR data in Target Area 4B-1 showed both horizontal and vertical stratigraphic changes, but the contacts were not necessarily well-defined, indicating that the material transitions were graded. Two EM conductivity systems were operated in this study; an EM-31 and an EM-34. The EM-31 was used at Target Area 6C-2 and the EM-34 was used at Target Areas 6C-1 and 6C-2. The EM-34 surveys were conducted with transmitter/receiver spacings of 10, 20 and 40 m in conjunction with respective step spacings of 10, 10 and 20 m. Vertical and horizontal magnetic dipole readings were taken for all EM readings. The EM-31 did not detect any stratigraphic features and was not useful in this study as there was generally no change in electrical properties in the top 6 metres and the resistivity values were too high to be measured reliably. The EM-34 data successfully identified the overall vertical stratigraphic sequence at the two sites where it was used. The results of the EM-34 surveys were consistent with the current published geological models proposed for the area. (Au)


Granular resource investigation, geophysical program, unprocessed geophysical data : northern Richards Island, N.W.T.   /   EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Edmonton, Alta. : EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., 1995.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. (some folded), maps (some folded) ; 30 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.04 : Granular resources inventory and management program)
Appendices.
Nine diskettes contained in plastic diskette-holder located in appendix A.
See ASTIS record 54759 for associated 2-volume report entitled, "Granular resource investigation, northern Richards Island, NWT".
ASTIS record 54968.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/54968.pdf
Libraries: XQGLW

Pursuant to our agreement, regarding the provision of geophysical equipment to conduct the subject survey, enclosed is a copy of the unprocessed data collected. Any use of this data should acknowledge ... the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP) Project A4 as well as the Natural Resources and Environmental Branch of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). The general location of the granular resource target areas investigated, located on northern Richards Island, are presented in Figure 1. Figures 2, 3, 4, and 5 show the location and direction in which surveys were conducted at Targets Areas 1, 6C-l, 6C-2 and 4B-l, respectively. Table 1 summarizes the type of data collected at each site and the surveyed line lengths. Survey coordinates and elevation information were established during a post-mission survey using differential GPS techniques. The geophysical data collected is provided on diskettes in Appendix A. The ground penetrating radar surveys (GPR) were conducted with a pulseEKKO IV system using 50 and 100 MHz antennas and 1000 and 400 V transmitters. Table 2 lists the system configuration used at each location. GPR data was collected in both step and continuous mode. In step mode operation, the transmitter and receiver antennae were spaced one metre apart and manually moved along the survey line at one metre increments. Measurements were recorded every metre. In continuous mode operation the antennae were placed at a one metre separation on a wooden sled that was towed behind a snowmobile. The sample rate and the snowmobile speed were set to result in approximately a one-metre per scan travel rate; however, due to variations in terrain conditions the actual horizontal scan rate varied from 0.6-scans per metre to 2-scans per metre. The exact scan rates for each line are noted on the GPR header file data sheets enclosed. The GPR data file header sheets and a hard copy print out for data collected at each of the subject target areas arepresented in Appendix B though E inclusive. Electromagnetic (EM-34) conductivity surveys were conducted at Target Areas 6C-1, and 6C-2. The EM-34 surveys were conducted with transmitter/receiver spacing of 10, 20 and 40 metres in conjunction with respective step spacing of 10, 10 and 20 metres. Vertical and magnetic dipole readings were taken for all EM-34 readings. Both the raw and interpreted data for the processed EM-34 profiles are presented in Appendix F. The EM-34 data was interpreted using a commercial software package called EMIX 34P. ... (Au)

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