Atlantic Geoscience Society

La Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique

Colloquium and Annual General Meeting

Wandlyn Inn, Nova Scotia

6 - 7 February, 1999



Special Session

Software specific to the geosciences will be demonstrated and on display during the poster sessions on Friday night and Saturday. This session covers two aspects. First, it will demonstrate some of the more popular methods of computer-based education in the geosciences - WEB sites and CDs. Second, it will demonstrate some of the major GIS and related software packages used by government and industry in the Atlantic region for data management and presentation. Both aspects should be of interest to the professional, teacher and student.

Friday, Feb 5, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


1:00 - 1:40 pm Dave Bourque, EOA Scientific
EARTHSTATION LIBRARY: A NEW MILLENIUM TEACHING TOOL IN THE EARTH SCIENCES
1:40 - 2:20 pm John W.F.Waldron, Saint Marys University
TEACHING VIA THE WEB: EXPERIENCES OF A WEB-BASED COURSE IN INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY.
2:20 - 3:00 pm Phil O'Hara, Dalhousie University
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ON THE INTERNET
3:00 - 3:10 pm Coffee Break
3:10 - 3:50 pm John Langton, NBDNR, Bathurst , Peter G. Banks, and Rob van De Poll, Universal Systems
THE EXTECH-II CD-ROM; A CARIS-BASED SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING EXPLORATION AND ASSESSMENT DATA FROM THE BATHURST MINING CAMP, NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK.
3:50 - 4:30 pm Eric Melanson, ESRI Canada, Halifax
ESRI software bundles for educational use with an emphasis on ArcView
4:30 - 5:00 pm Discussion

The Special Session is part of the Regular Colloquium and the presenters will participate in the poster sessions later Friday night and Saturday for people who wish to discuss specific details of their programs or experiences. For logistical purposes the organizers and the Motel need to know how many people will be attending this session. If you wish to attend this Special Session please indicate this in the appropriate box on the Registration Form or contact Peter Wallace via e-mail at Peter.Wallace@dal.ca or phone 902-494-2364/2358.




Theme Sessions

Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes total for each presenter including questions. There will be 2 slide projectors, 1 overhead projector, 1 electronic pointer and the old fashioned stick. There will be a room available for slide previewing. If you are doing a Power Point presentation and wish to use a computer data projector we will have one available. However you should be prepared for this projector not to work so have slides or transparencies as a back up with you. If you have any questions about the projector contact Ian Spooner at Acadia.(Ian.Spooner@acadiau.ca)

Chairs have to allow for judging a high number of student presentations so the talks will be kept on schedule. The Rupert MacNeill Award for the best student oral presentation will be presented at the Annual Banquet so plan to attend and congratulate the winner.

Friday, Feb 5,7:00 pm - 9:50 pm


Opening Remarks and Guest Speaker

7:00 pm

Opening remarks and welcome

7:10 pm

Hugh Miller, President, Geological Association of Canada

Offshore Petroleum Geology and Geological Resources

7:40 pm

Ken Howells and Alan Ruffman
GRAVITY, SALT AND GAS

8:00 pm

R. Scott Parker
MORPHOLOGY, TIMING, AND IMPLICATIONS OF ANCIENT SUBMARINE CANYONS IN THE CARSON BASIN, OFFSHORE NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA

8:20 pm

Shawn Rushton, John W.F. Waldron, and Glen S. Stockmal
GEOMETRY OF THE WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND APPALACHIAN FORELAND BASIN AND THRUST FRONT INTERPRETATION OF INDUSTRY SEISMIC PROFILES

8:40 pm

J.C. DeWolfe, J.W.F. Waldron, R. Courtney
ORIGIN OF THE ODD-TWINS: A MAGNETIC UNIT IN THE ORDOVICIAN FORELAND BASIN OF THE WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND APPALACHIANS.

Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces I

7:40 pm

Jennifer C. Russel, Michael J. Melchin
A GRAPTOLITE TAPHOFACIES MODEL

8:00 pm

G. Pe-Piper and G. Dessureau
THE WEST MOOSE RIVER ANORTHOSITE, COBEQUID HIGHLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA.

8:20 pm

M. Graves, G. Pemberton, and M. Zentilli
DETRIMENTAL TRACE ELEMENTS IN PORPHYRY COPPER DEPOSITS: AS, SB, ZN, AND PB AT CHUQUICAMATA, CHILE

8:40 pm

Nicholas S. F. Wilson
PYRITE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN VOLCANIC HOSTED PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS

9:00 pm

Alexandra M. Arnott, and Marcos Zentilli
SIGNIFICANCE OF CALCIUM SULPHATES IN THE CHUQUICAMATA PORPHYRY COPPER SYSTEM, CHILE

9:20 pm

Kirsten J. McLaughlin, David R. Lentz
PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF THE BENJAMIN RIVER SOUTH PORPHYRY CU DEPOSIT, NORTHEASTERN NEW BRUNSWICK.

Saturday, Feb 6, 8:20 am - 5:00 pm

Geology of the Maritimes Basin I

8:40 am

Mark Williamson and Peter Giles
MARITIMES BASIN STUDIES: GSC ATLANTIC

9:00 am

P.S. Giles and J. Utting
REVISION OF UPPER CARBONIFEROUS TO LOWER PERMIAN STRATIGRAPHY IN THE CENTRAL MARITIMES BASIN OF EASTERN CANADA.

9:20 am

Charmain Bibby, John Shimeld, Nancy Morash
SANDSTONE RESERVOIR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE UPPER CARBONIFEROUS IN THE CENTRAL MARITIMES BASIN

9:40 am

Coffee Break

Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces II

10:00 am

Krista D. Page and Anne Marie O’Beirne-Ryan
URANIUM, RADIUM, AND RADON IN STREAMS AND DOMESTIC WELL WATERS: A GIS ANALYSIS OF GEOLOGICAL, GEOCHEMICAL, AND GEOPHYSICAL RELATIONSHIPS.

10:20 am

Don Fox, and Tim Webster
GIS-BASED FUZZY LOGIC MODELLING IN THE EARTH SCIENCES WITH AN APPLICATION TO ACID ROCK DRAINAGE PREDICTION IN THE MEGUMA SUPERGROUP, NOVA SCOTIA.

10:40 am

Anne Marie O'Beirne-Ryan, and Marcos Zentilli
DISTRIBUTION OF URANIUM IN SELECTED ROCK TYPES IN CENTRAL MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE OCCURANCE OF HIGH LEVELS OF RADON IN DOMESTIC WELL WATERS AND INDOOR AIR.

11:00 am

Clifford R. Stanley, Ph.D.
GRAPHICAL DETECTION OF HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION IN SLATES AND GREYWAKES FROM THE GOLDBORO SADDLE REEF AU VEIN DEPOSIT, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA: A PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY APPROACH.

11:20 am

G. M. Allaby, B. E. Broster, and A. G. Pronk
LATE WISCONSINAN GLACIAL MOVEMENT IN THE PETITCODIAC MAP AREA, SOUTH EASTERN NEW BRUNSWICK

11:40 am

R.A. Wilson, S.R. McCutcheon, L.R. Fyffe and C.R. van Staal
REVISED STRATIGRAPHIC NOMENCLATURE FOR THE BATHURST MINING CAMP, NORTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK.

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Annual General Meeting and Luncheon

Geology of the Maritimes Basin II

2:00 pm

R.J. Ryan, A. Grist, M. Zentilli, and P.K. Mukhopadhyay
THERMAL EVOLUTION OF THE MARITIMES BASIN: A REVIEW

2:20 pm

Melanie Oakes
ALLUVIAL FAN DEPOSITS OF THE GRANTMIRE FORMATION (DDH PE 83-1), HORTON GROUP, AT POINT EDWARD, CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA

2:40 pm

D.J.W. Piper, G. Pe-Piper
TOURNAISIAN THRUSTING IN THE NORTHEASTERN COBEQUID HIGHLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA AND ITS REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

3:00 pm

Stanley K. Johnston and John.W.F. Waldron
THRUSTING OF HORTON GROUP OVER WINDSOR GROUP ROCKS, CHEVERIE, NOVA SCOTIA

3:20 pm

Coffee Break

Current Research in the Atlantic Provinces III

3:40 pm

Nora Doerr and Dr. Tom Al
SOLUBILITIES OF NATURALLY OCCURRING K-NA-H3O JAROSITE SOLID SOLUTION

4:00 pm

Tim J. Fedak
ONGOING RESEARCH

4:20 pm

Evan Edinger
CORAL SPECIES DIVERSITY IN A MODERN EPEIRIC SEA AND OPEN OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS: THE JAVA SEA VERSUS EASTERN INDONESIA.

4:40 pm

C. Desplanque, and D.J. Mossman
STORM TIDES IN THE BAY OF FUNDY

5:00 pm

Alan Ruffman
THE 'SAXBY TIDE' OF OCTOBER 4-5, 1869: A POSSIBLE GEOLOGICAL MARKER AROUND THE BAY OF FUNDY?



Poster Presentations

Poster space is approximately 4'X4' and presenters should bring their own pins, tape, or whatever to hold them in place. Set up the posters as soon as possible after arrival (Friday afternoon) and take them down Saturday between 3:30 and 5:00pm. Poster presenters should be at their posters for at least one hour after the talks end on Friday night in case people have questions. Posters should be able to stand by themselves for the rest of the duration.

The Graham Williams Award for the best student poster will be presented at the Annual Banquet.


Friday Feb 5, 7 pm - 10:30 pm; Saturday, Feb 6, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Kris Carruthers -
GEOCHEMISTRY AND PETROGRAPHY OF PART OF THE SPROGGE PROPERTY, YUKON TERRITORY.

D. Matthew MacLeod and Ian S. Spooner -
THE EFFECTS OF LARGE-SCALE ARTIFICAL LAKE LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS ON SEDIMENT REDISTRIBUTION, AYLESFORD LAKE, NOVA SCOTIA.

Ian S. Spooner, Lisa Terrusi and Marianne, S.V. Douglas -
LATE-GLACIAL AND EARLY HOLOCENE STRATIGRAPHY AND PALEOECOLOGY OF TAYLOR LAKE, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

Sandra Marshall -
NORTH MOUNTAIN ZEOLITE DEPOSITS

Chris White, Rick Horne, Catherine Muir and James Hunter -
PRELIMINARY GEOLOGY OF DIGBY, NOVA SCOTIA

Daniel J. Kontak -
SUPERIMPOSITION OF QUARTZ-CARBONATE-TALC SINTER DEPOSITS WITH MASSIVE SULPHIDE MINERALIZATION IN A 680 MA HYDROTHERMAL SEA FLOOR SETTING AT STIRLING, SOUTH EAST CAPE BRETON ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA.

Brian Campbell and Robert Raeside - THE CONTACT METAMORPHIC AUREOLE OF THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN BATHOLITH IN THE BEAR RIVER-CLEMENTS AREA, NOVA SCOTIA.

Rob Fensome and Graham Williams - THE LAST BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF THE MARITIME PROVINCES.

P.S. Giles and J. Utting - STRATIGRAPHY OF THE WESTERN MARITIMES BASIN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND ADJACENT GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE.

S.M. Barr, C.E. White, and M.J. McLeod -
A NEW GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE KINGSTON TERRANE, SOUTHERN NEW BRUNSWICK

J. L. Bates, H. Abou-Shala, E. Frith, A. Henry, C. Vodden, and G. W. Williams -
EARTHNET: A VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR CANADIAN EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATORS.

S. Hassen -
LACUSTRINE ENVIRONMENTAL FACIES OF SCOTS BAY FORMATION, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA.

L. Ransom -
OCCURRENCE OF MICROGARNETS CORING PLAGIOCLASE CRYSTALS IN GRANODIORITE OF THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN BATHOLITH, NOVA SCOTIA

J. L. Bates -
WILL THE YEAR 2000 MARK THE END OF AN ERA ... FOR EDGEO WORKSHOPS?

J. B. Murphy -
U-PB DETRITAL ZIRCON AGE CONSTRAINTS ON EVOLUTION OF THE LATE PALEOZOIC ST. MARY'S BASIN, CENTRAL MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA.

Tim Webster -
CONSTRUCTION OF A RADARSAT MOSAIC OF NOVA SCOTIA AND INTEGRATION OF ELEVATION DATA

Alexander M. Grist -
APATITE FISSION TRACK CONSTRAINTS ON THE LATE CRETACEOUS HEATING OF THE ATLANTIC MARGIN: POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF ANOMALOUSLY HIGH PALEO-MEAN SURFACE TEMPERATURES

Anne-Marie Whittaker, Ian MacInnis, Don Fox, and Marcos Zentilli -
Experimental Evaluation of Subaqueous Disposal of Acid Generating Rocks of the Meguma Supergroup, Southern Nova Scotia

R. Troy McLaughlin -
Detailed Stratigraphy and Porosity Development in the Swan Hills Formation, West Central Alberta, Canada

Gaskill, Barr, and Price
PETROLOGY OF THE ST. STEPHEN GABBROIC PLUTON AND ASSOCIATED SULPHIDES



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