Thermal Evolution of the Phanerozoic Sediments of the Southwestern Northwest Territories

Presenter:

 

Eva Enkelmann – eva.enkelmann@ucalgary.ca

 

Authors:

 

E. Enkelmann – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

C. DMello – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada 

K. Fiess – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada 

V. Terlaky – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada

J. Rocheleau – Northwest Territories Geological Survey, Yellowknife, NT, Canada

G. Mackinnon – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

Summary:

 

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey started a new project in collaboration with the University of Calgary. The project aims to study the thermal history of the sedimentary rocks in southwestern Northwest Territories. This area is characterized by high sub-surface temperatures and are therefore of interest for hydrothermal energy exploration. A first set of samples have been collected from sedimentary strata and basement outcrops north of the Great Slave Lake and borehole samples from west of the Great Slave Lake. We will study the thermal history of these samples using multiple low-temperature thermochronology methods.

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