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Whitehorse Trough

| SW McQuesten | Whitehorse Trough | Eastern Laberge and adjacent Quiet Lake | SW Glenlyon | Coal River | Coast Belt | Finlayson Lake | Kluane Ranges | Windy-McKinley |

Project Leader: Maurice Colpron

The Whitehorse trough project (2003-2010) included stratigraphic and sedimentological studies, a seismic survey, and bedrock mapping of the northern Whitehorse trough. These studies were aimed at improving the geoscience knowledge of the Whitehorse trough in Yukon in order to assist with assessment of its hydrocarbon potential.

 
Publications:

  • Buffett, G., White, D., Roberts, B. and Colpron, M., 2006. Preliminary results from the Whitehorse Trough seismic survey, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2006-A2, 9 p.
  • Colpron, M., 2011. Geological compilation of Whitehorse trough - Whitehorse (105D), Lake Laberge (105E), and part of Carmacks (115I), Glenlyon (105L), Aishihik Lake (115H), Quiet Lake (105F) and Teslin (105C). Yukon Geological Survey, Geoscience Map 2011-1, 1:250,000.
  • Colpron, M. and Friedman, R.M., 2008. U-Pb zircon ages for the Nordenskiold formation (Laberge Group) and Cretaceous intrusive rocks, Whitehorse trough, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2007, D.S. Emond, L.R. Blackburn, R.P. Hill and L.H. Weston (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 139-151.
  • Colpron, M., Gordey, S.P., Lowey, G.W., White, D. and Piercey, S.J., 2007. Geology of the northern Whitehorse trough, Yukon (NTS 105E/12, 13,  and parts of 11 and 14; 105L/4 and parts of 3 and 5; parts of 115H/9 and 16; 115I/1 and part of 8) (1:150 000 scale). Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2007-6.
  • Long, D.G.F., 2005. Sedimentology and hydrocarbon potential of fluvial strata in the Tantalus and Aksala formations, northern Whitehorse Trough, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2004, D.S. Emond, L.L. Lewis and G.D. Bradshaw (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 167-176.
  • Lowey, G.W., 2004. Preliminary lithostratigraphy of the Laberge Group (Jurassic), south-central Yukon: Implications concerning the petroleum potential of the Whitehorse Trough. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2003, D.S. Emond and L.L. Lewis (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 129-142.
  • Lowey, G.W., 2005. Sedimentology, stratigraphy and source rock potential of the Richthofen formation (Jurassic), northern Whitehorse Trough, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2004, D.S. Emond, L.L. Lewis and G. Bradshaw (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 177-191.
  • Lowey, G.W., 2008. Summary of the stratigraphy, sedimentology and hydrocarbon potential of the Laberge Group (Lower-Middle Jurassic), Whitehorse trough, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2007, D.S. Emond, L.R. Blackburn, R.P. Hill and L.H. Weston (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 179-197.
  • Lowey, G.W., Long, D.G.F., Fowler, M.G., Sweet, A.R. and Orchard, M.J., 2009. Petroleum source rock potential of Whitehorse trough: a frontier basin in south-central Yukon. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, vol. 57, p. 350-386.
  • Piercey, S.J., 2005. Reconnaissance geological and geochemical studies of the Joe Mountain Formation, Joe Mountain region (NTS 105D/15), Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2004, D.S. Emond, L.L. Lewis and G.D. Bradshaw (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 213-226.
  • White, D., Colpron, M. and Buffett, G., 2012, Seismic and geological constraints on the structure of the northern Whitehorse trough, Yukon, Canada: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, v. 60, p. 239-255.
  • White, D., Colpron, M., Buffett, G. and Roberts, B., 2006. Structural constraints for oil and gas assessment in the Whitehorse Trough: New results from seismic profiling. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2005, D.S. Emond, G.D. Bradshaw, L.L. Lewis and L.H. Weston (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 315-323.