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Dredge, L.A.; Ward, B.C.


NATMAP Slave Province Program, Quaternary geology component, 1994-1996

Project Description

The Quaternary geology component of the Slave Province National Mapping Program was designed to provide a regional framework for geologic interpretation of surficial sediments, environmental management and drift prospecting.  The project involved mapping the surficial geology, till sampling and measuring ice flow indicators.  The geochemical data will help establish regional background concentrations of selected trace and minor elements for mineral exploration and environmental base line studies.  The data are published in the following Open Files:


GSC Open File NTS Map Sheet
3316, 3355 86I Napaktulik Lake
3317, 3341 86H Point Lake
3386, 3387, 3768, 3654 76E Contwoyto Lake
3412 86O Coppermine
3360 86P Kikerk Lake


As part of the project, detailed till sampling was undertaken around the Ranch Lake kimberlite in the southern Contwoyto Lake map area.  The results of this part of the project will aid in the design of mineral exploration programs for kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits in glaciated terrain.  The data are published in GSC Open File 3924.

Survey History

1Till sampling survey, Napaktulik Lake area, NTS 86I, Nunavut, 1994. (more)
2Till sampling survey, Point Lake area, NTS 86H, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, 1994. (more)
3Till sampling survey, Contwoyto Lake area, NTS 76E, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, 1994. (more)
4Till sampling survey, Contwoyto Lake area, NTS 76E (N½), Nunavut, 1996. (more)
5Till sampling survey, NTS 86O, Nunavut, 1995 (more)
6Till sampling survey, NTS 86P, Nunavut, 1995. (more)
7Till sampling survey, NTS 76E/3, 4, 5, 6, Ranch Lake kimberlite area, Northwest Territories, 1994. (more)

Project Funding

NATMAP Slave Province

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