Operation Keewatin, 1952: A Geological Reconnaissance by Helicopter

CIM Bulletin, 1953


The slow progress of conventional geological reconnaissance of the northern Canadian Shield during the past twenty years clearly indicates the need for a radically new field technique. Operation Keewatin, involving the use of helicopters as the traversing vehicles, was planned and executed by the Geological Survey of Canada in response to this requirement.
Keywords: Canadian, District of Keewatin, District of Mackenzie, Geological Survey of Canada, Hudson Bay, Hudson's Bay Company, geology, Limited, Maps, Operation, Rock, Rocks, Survey, Surveys