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Contrasting styles of glacial dispersal in Newfoundland and Labrador: methods and case studies

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Martin J. Batterson
Martin J. Batterson
Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1 B 4J6, Canada, (e-mail: mjb@zeppo.geosurv.gov.nf.ca)
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David G. E. Liverman
David G. E. Liverman
Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1 B 4J6, Canada, (e-mail: mjb@zeppo.geosurv.gov.nf.ca)
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

A review of practical approaches to drift exploration intended for use by exploration geologists working in drift covered areas is presented. The contrasting styles of glacial dispersal between Labrador, dominated by the effects of the Laurentide ice sheet, and the Island of Newfoundland, affected by small, coalescing ice caps at the glacial maximum and smaller topographically-controlled ice centres during deglaciation, are described. The effect has been to produce longer, ribbon-shaped dispersal trains in Labrador, except in the Labrador Trough near the centre of the Labrador sector of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, and shorter more diffuse dispersal patterns in Newfoundland.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Drift Exploration in Glaciated Terrain

M. B. McClenaghan
M. B. McClenaghan
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
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P. T. Bobrowsky
P. T. Bobrowsky
British Columbia Geological Survey, Canada
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G. E. M. Hall
G. E. M. Hall
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
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S. J. Cook
S. J. Cook
Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Co. Ltd., Canada
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Geological Society of London
Volume
185
ISBN electronic:
9781862394339
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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