Field Trips

To further the geological education of staff from the participating agencies of the TGI II project, two fieldtrips were made during 2004 to visit field sites, located mainly in Manitoba’s outcrop belt. As most of the TGI project concerned subsurface maps, it was important that the researchers have an opportunity to view stratigraphic units as they appear in outcrop. Two field guidebooks, shown below, were prepared and are downloadable. Some pictures of the fieldtrips are also presented.

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Please contact the respective land owners before venturing onto private and Crown lands.

Lower to Middle Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Southwestern Manitoba

WCSB/TGI II FIELD TRIP
Winnipeg, Manitoba

By R. K. Bezys and J. D. Bamburak

Manitoba Geological Survey
Industry, Trade and Mines
360-1395 Ellice Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3P2Click thumbnails below to enlarge

 

 

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Stop 1 Gillis Quarry – May 25, 2004
Field trip participants on the lower bench of Ordovician Selkirk Member of the Red River Formation (Tyndall Stone) in Gillis Quarry, located 1 km east of Garson in southeastern Manitoba.

From left to right: Ruth Bezys, Andre Kosta, Greg Keller, Michelle Nicolas, Patti Thomas (partly blocked), Donna Gillis (of Gillis Quarries Limited), Gaywood Matile (blocked), Dan Barchyn, Kim Kreis, John Fox, Carol Martiniuk (partly blocked), Gavin Jensen, Ben Rostron, Dan Palombi, Derek Bogdan

 

 

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Stop 13a Gunnlaugson Farm Reef – May 26, 2004
Field trip participants posing on top of vegetation-covered Devonian Winnipegosis Formation reef mound, on Gunnlaugson Farm on Richards Point, a few kilometres north of the Lake Manitoba Narrows.

First Row – from left to right: Derek Bogdan, Andre Kosta, Patti Thomas, Haitham Hamid

Standing – from left to right: Ben Rostron, Ruth Bezys, Dan Barchyn, Kim Kreis, Igor Morozov, Gavin Jensen, Dan Palombi, Don Kent, Dan Khan, Jim Bamburak

 

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Stop 15 Winnipegosis Quarry – May 26, 2004
Field trip participants standing on Devonian Sagamace Member of Souris River Formation in Winnipegosis Quarry, a few kilometres west of Winnipegosis, Manitoba.

From left to right: Patti Thomas, Ruth Bezys, Haitham Hamid, Don Kent, Igor Morozov (blocked), Dan Palombi, Gavin Jansen (facing away), Ben Rostron

 

 

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Stop 22 The Bluff Reef – May 27, 2004
Field trip participants examining outcrop of Devonian Winnipeg Formation reef mound with stromatoliths, on The Bluff on the west shore of Dawson Bay in the north basin of Lake Winnipegosis.

From left to right: Don Kent, Dan Khan, Kim Kreis, Gavin Jensen, Ben Rostron (facing away)

Mesozoic Stratigraphy of the Manitoba Escarpment

WCSB/TGI II Field Trip
Saskatchewan/Manitoba
September 7-10th, 2004

By J.D. Bamburak1 and J.E. Christopher (Retired)2

1 Manitoba Geological Survey
Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB., R3G 3P2

2 Saskatchewan Geological Survey
Saskatchewan Industry and Resources
201 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, SK., S4N 4G3

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Stop 10 East Favel River Outcrop – September 8, 2004
Field trip participants posing in front of stream cut exposure of Cretaceous Morden Shale overlying Marco Calcarenite within Assiniboine Member of the Favel Formation, in valley of East Favel River, 6.1 km south of Minitonas, Manitoba.

From left to right: Jim Christopher, Jim Bamburak, Dave McNeil, Heather Groom (facing away)

 

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Stop 10 East Favel River Outcrop – September 8, 2004
Field trip participants examining  stream cut exposure of glacial till overlying Cretaceous Morden Shale above oxidized Marco Calcarenite within Assiniboine Member of the Favel Formation, in valley of East Favel River, 6.1 km south of Minitonas, Manitoba.

From left to right (facing away): Andre Costa, Per Pedersen, Gaywood Matile, Stacey Spooner, Michelle Nicolas

 

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Stop 10 East Favel River Outcrop – September 8, 2004
Field trip participants discussing stratigraphy in front of stream cut exposure of Cretaceous Morden Shale overlying  Favel Formation, in valley of East Favel River, 6.1 km south of Minitonas, Manitoba.

From left to right: Gaywood Matile, Dave McNeil, Heather Groom (facing away), Jim Christopher, Kim Kreis, Jim Bamburak (facing away)

 

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Stop 15 Vermilion River Downstream Outcrop – September 8, 2004
Field trip participants discussing stream cut exposure of Cretaceous  Keld Member of the Favel Formation overlying the Belle Fourche Member of the Ashville Formation on the east bank of the Vermilion River, about 10.5 km southwest of Dauphin, Manitoba

From left to right (facing away): Melinda Yurkowski, Dave McNeil, Per Pederson

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