AFMAG Use in Geological Interpretation

CIM Bulletin, 1971

Geological Survey of Canada

An AFMAG survey was flown in 1968 over the Upper Nelson River area, Manitoba. The flight direction was northwest-southeast and flight spacing was 2 miles. In the Cross Lake Subprovince, AFMAG showed that an isolated peridotite outcrop was part of a dike that extended over 80 miles. Diabase dikes are not always marked by an anomaly, but isolated crossovers, when used in conjunction with geological and magnetic data, permit their extrapolation. Anomalies coïncide with areas of sulphide mineralization. In the Flin Fion Subprovince, known and unknown northeast-trending faults are detected. The Berry Creek fault was extended south through Tramping lake, then under the Paleozoic cover. Conductors were detected at, or near, the axes of major synclines within Amisk and Snow Group sediments. Granitic terranes have low conductivity and, because they are characterized by smooth AFMAG profiles, they can be delimited. AF.MAG is being recognized as a geophysical method that can aid geological mapping and interpretation. Its most important contribution to the geologist will be in regions where outcrops are sparse.
Keywords: Canada, Cuthbert Lake Ultramafic Dikes, diabase, Geological Survey of Canada, Manitoba, syncline, Data, Fault, Faults, Mapping, Profiles, Rocks, Survey, Surveys