Project Metadata

Klassen, R.A.; Shilts, W.W.


Keewatin drift sampling project, 1970-1976

Project Description

During the early seventies, the Geological Survey of Canada undertook a major study of surficial deposits in the District of Keewatin (now Nunavut) to examine the geochemical properties of till within perennially frozen, glaciated terrain and to establish a Quaternary geological basis for mineral exploration by drift prospecting.  Initially the project focused on the Kaminak Lake area (1970-1975), but was later expanded to include much of the eastern District of Keewatin from latitude 60o (Manitoba border) to north of Baker Lake (1975-1976) (latitude 66o).  The Kaminak Lake data are published in GSC Open File 146.  The Baker Lake data are published in GSC Open File 1335 and GSC Bulletin 485.

Survey History

1Till sampling, NTS 55M, 65P, Baker Lake area, Nunavut, 1975-1976. (more)
2Till sampling survey, Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut, 1970-1975. (more)

Project Funding

Geological Survey of Canada

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