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dc.contributor.advisorHein, Frances J.
dc.contributor.authorLeBarge, William Peter
dc.coverage.spatial2000002960en
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:28:32Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:28:32Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationLeBarge, W. P. (1993). Sedimentology of placer gravels near Mt. Nansen, Central Yukon Territory (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/11863en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315885602en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30694
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 172-180.en
dc.description.abstractUnconsolidated sediments in the Mount Nansen area can be subdivided into eight elastic facies: I) clay-rich diamicton; 2) massive/stratified silt/clay; 3) massive/disorganized pebbly sand/sand; 4) stratified pebbly sand/sand; 5) disorganized muddy gravel; 6) massive/stratified sandy gravel; 7) disorganized gravel; and 8) massive to crudely stratified gravel. Diamicton is interpreted as glacial till; other facies are fluvial/ glaciofluvial in origin. Sediments have a number of geomorphic settings, including: 1) Holocene colluvium, alluvial fans and stream deposits; 2) Reid periglacial alluvial fans; and 3) pre-Reid glacial and glaciofluvial deposits. Previous workers suggested that significant placer gold concentrations occur only in alluvium that lies either upon bedrock or glacial till. New data from this study suggests that significant amounts of placer gold also occur in the diamicton, primarily at the diamicton/bedrock contact. Gold concentration in the diamicton is likely due to glacial erosion and incorporation of a supergene-enriched bedrock mantle and pre-existing auriferous alluvium.
dc.format.extentxv, 272 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccQE 571 L35 1993aen
dc.subject.lccAdditional Copy: QE 571 L35 1993en
dc.subject.lcshSedimentation and deposition - Yukon Territory - Mt. Nansen
dc.titleSedimentology of placer gravels near Mt. Nansen, Central Yukon Territory
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/11863
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geophysics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccQE 571 L35 1993aen
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesoffsiteen
ucalgary.thesis.additionalcopyQE 571 L35 1993en
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 880 520541949


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.