Arctic Research & Database Project 2010-2012: Part I. Canadian Arctic Islands
The geology of the Franklinian and Sverdrup basins in the Canadian Arctic Islands was investigated in this project. An important element was a review of the latest Cretaceous to Paleogene Eurekan Orogeny which focussed on understanding the timing, style and distribution of Eurekan structures and studied its influence on hydrocarbon systems in adjacent basins. Data from the Raanes Peninsula and Lake Hazen are compared with pre-existing CASP data from the Fosheim Peninsula and Axel Heiberg Island and provide new insights into the tectonic evolution of the Sverdrup Basin. A pilot study, carried out in conjunction with the Geological Survey of Canada, investigated the rutile geochemistry of Cretaceous and Paleogene sandstone samples from Bylot Island, north Baffin Bay.
Completed: April 2013.
Contact: Helen Smyth
Reports Issued in this Project
- A Review of the Eurekan Orogeny Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.9
- Raanes Peninsula, Ellesmere Island: DATA RELEASE Sediment Provenance Analysis Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.8
- Lake Hazen, Ellesmere Island: DATA RELEASE Sediment Provenance Analysis Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.7
- TOC and vitrinite reflectance analyses DATA RELEASE from Lake Hazen (Triassic-Paleocene) and the Raanes Peninsula (Silurian and Cretaceous), Ellesmere Island, Canadian Arctic Islands Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.6
- Lake Hazen (Ellesmere Island) DATA RELEASE: Integrated biostratigraphy of the Sverdrup & Lake Hazen basins Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.5
- Pilot study: Rutile geochemistry data from Cretaceous and Paleogene sandstones of Bylot Island, Nunavut Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.4
- Raanes Peninsula, Ellesmere Island: Fieldwork 2010 Structural transects around Trold Fiord and a GIS-based structural map review Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.3
- Raanes Peninsula, Ellesmere Island: Fieldwork 2010 Literature review, CASP measured sections & macrofossil identifications from the Franklinian & Sverdrup basins Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.2
- Lake Hazen Synthesis: Summary of field, geochemical and provenance data Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.11
- Raanes Peninsula Synthesis: Summary of field, geochemical & provenance data from the southeastern Sverdrup Basin Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.10
- Raanes Peninsula, Ellesmere Island: Fieldwork 2010 Preliminary field report & GIS sample database Ref: CASP.ARDP2010-12.I.1