Natural Resources

Regional Geology

This section is responsible for bedrock geological mapping in the Province.

In insular Newfoundland, mapping is generally done at 1:50 000 or more detailed scales and involves systematic foot traversing with helicopter and boat support as necessary; a 2-person mapping team covers up to half a 1:50 000 sheet in a field season. In Labrador, most mapping is done at the 1:100 000 scale and uses extensive helicopter support; mapping teams usually consist of 4 to 7 people and cover blocks of up to four 1:50 000 map sheets per field season.

The results of mapping projects are initially published as open-file maps, and as reports and page-size maps in the annual Current Research volume. Copies of open-file maps are produced "on-demand" and are either uncoloured photocopies or coloured digital plots. Following completion of a project, the results are compiled and published as printed reports accompanied by uncoloured or coloured printed maps.

The section also produces compilation maps, ranging in scale from 1:250 000 to 1:1 million, and composite digital maps which can be customized by the user to suit scales from 1:50 000 to 1:1 million.


These are the current staff of the section, as of December, 2015.

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