Abstract

We integrate the interpretation of gravity data acquired across the Norman Range near Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, Canada, with geologic mapping and the processing and interpretation of a 2D reflection seismic line. Our purpose is to determine which of two contrasting structural models of deformation is supported by both gravity and seismic data. Interpretation of the gravity data implies that the more likely structural model is that of thin-skinned deformation with a low-angle thrust fault having a décollement within Upper Cambrian evaporites. We use this structural model to guide the development of a velocity model for prestack depth migration of the seismic line. Interpretation of the processed seismic line supports the thin-skinned deformation model.

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