Project Metadata

McMartin, I.

2000-2003

Committee Bay Multidisciplinary Geoscience Project, Quaternary component, Nunavut, 2000-2003



Project Description

As part of the Geological Survey of Canada Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-1), a regional scale drift prospecting survey was carried out in the Committee Bay supracrustal belt, central mainland Nunavut, through the 2000-2002 field seasons.  The purpose of the project is to increase exploration potential in the area.  Objectives of the Quaternary geology studies are: to compile surficial geology 1:100 000 scale maps; to interpret the glacial and deglacial history at local and regional scales; and to initiate a regional scale drift prospecting program incorporating ice-movement indicator mapping, clast provenance, heavy mineral and till geochemical studies.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open Files 4277 and 4493.

Results of kimberlite indicator mineral analyses on the till and esker samples from this project can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 4602.

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Till sampling, NTS 56J, K, O, P, Committee Bay area, central Nunavut, 2001-2002. (more)

Project Funding

Geological Survey of Canada Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-1); Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office

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