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McCurdy, M.W.; Anglin, C.D.; Bednarski, J.M.; Harrison, J.C.


Bathurst Island MERA, 1994-1997

Project Description

The northern part of Bathurst Island, Nunavut was identified by Parks Canada as an area of interest for a new national park (provisionally named Tuktusiuqvialuk).  The area was chosen to represent Parks Canada’s Natural Region 38, the Western High Arctic.  A Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA) was initiated in June, 1994 and comprises the northern part of the island (north of Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area) and the chain of small islands to the west and northwest (excluding Cameron Island).  The resource assessment (bedrock geology, surficial geology, geochemistry, mineral deposits and energy resources) is published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3714.  Digital data for stream sediments can also be found in Open Files 3292 and 3566.

Survey History

1Till sampling survey, NTS 69A, B, 68G, H and 79A, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, 1995-1997. (more)
2NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 69A, 69B, 68G, 68H on northern Bathurst Island, Nunavut, 1995 (more)
3NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 69A,B, 68G,H, northern Bathurst Island, Massey and Alexander Islands, Nunavut, 1996 (more)
4NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 79A, 69A, B, 68G, H, northern Bathurst Island and Vanier Island, Nunavut, 1997 (more)

Project Funding

Department of Indian and Northern Affairs; Geological Survey of Canada; Parks Canada; Government of the Northwest Territories

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