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Glacial limits in the Ogilvie Mountain area (Simon Fraser University)


This project will address the complex glacial history of the central Yukon region. Fieldwork will be undertaken in the Ogilvie Mountain area near Chapman Lake. Several samples will be taken for terrestrial cosmogenic isotope dating from the penultimate glacial surface. Dating of this material will constrain the age of the penultimate glaciation in the Ogilvie Mountains, which will aid in establishing a complete glacial framework for the Yukon. Knowledge of glacial history can be useful in many disciplines, such as understanding the range of past global climate change, assisting with drift prospecting in glaciated portions of Yukon, and locating aggregate resources for development.
 
This study comprises part of an M.Sc. thesis by Logan Brown (supervised by Brent Ward) and is being supported by CanNor through their Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development program.