To address one of the goals of the Government of the Northwest Territories Mineral Development Strategy, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) has developed geological maps that highlight NWT regions. The maps provide a quick reference to bedrock geology, mineral showings, and the location of petroleum wells. Communities, prospectors, and explorers can use the maps to gain a better understanding of geological mapping and historic exploration work in their region.
The information shown on the maps is derived from a variety of sources including the NORMIN Mineral Showings Database maintained by the NTGS. Nearly all regional maps are now available. Only the Akaitcho Region remains and is in development.
Each map (in PDF format) can be downloaded from the NTGS website by clicking the links below. Download file sizes are shown in brackets.
Gwich'in Settlement Area – NWT Open Report 2016-001 (3.4 MB)
Sahtu Settlement Area – NWT Open Report 2016-002 (10.4 MB)
Inuvialuit Settlement Area – NWT Open Report 2016-004 (7.3 MB)
Dehcho Region – NWT Open Report 2016-005 (5.9 MB)
Wek’èezhìi Resource Management Area (Tlicho) – NWT Open Report 2016-011 (7.8 MB)