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McMartin, I.; McCurdy, M.W.; Day, S.J.A.

2010-2013

GEM Geochemical Surveys, 2010-2015



Project Description

The Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program was first launched by the Government of Canada in 2008 as a 5 year program administered by Natural Resources Canada to provide geoscience knowledge to identify the potential for energy and mineral resources in Canada's North.  The program was renewed in 2013 and Phase 2 of GEM (2013-2020) continues to advance geological knowledge in the North to support increased exploration of natural resources and to inform decisions on land use that balance conservation and responsible resource development.

Funds from this program were made available to collect and analyze glacial sediments, stream sediments, heavy minerals and water samples.  Geochemical surveys were carried out in the following areas:

 

Survey Year NTS and Area Sample Type GSC OF
2010, 2011 87G, H, 88A, B- Victoria Island, NT stream sediment and water, heavy mineral concentrates

7006 (data from 2010)

7198 (data from 2010 + 2011; supercedes OF 7006)

2012 76H, I - Duggan Lake + Overby Lake, NU stream sediment and water, heavy mineral concentrates 7471
2012 56A, B, G - Lorillard River, NU stream sediment (for heavy minerals) and water 7428
2012 56A, B, C, F, G - south of Wager Bay, NU till 7417
2012 56E, 66E, F, G, I, J, K, L, 76I – south of Chantrey Inlet, NU till 7418
2014 76H, I – Duggan Lake + Overby Lake, NU till 7910

 

 

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Stream sediment, heavy mineral and water survey, NTS 87G, H, 88A, B, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, 2010-2011. (more)
2Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 76H, I, Duggan Lake area, Nunavut, 2012. (more)
3Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 56A, B, G, Lorillard River area, Nunavut, 2012. (more)
4Till sampling survey, NTS 56A, B, C, F, G, Wager Bay area, Nunavut, 2012. (more)
5Till sampling survey, NTS 56E, 66E, F, G, I, J, K, L, 76I, central Nunavut, 2012. (more)
6Till sampling survey, NTS 76H, I, western Nunavut, 2014. (more)

Project Funding

The Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals Program was first launched by the Government of Canada in 2008 as a 5 year program administered by Natural Resources Canada to provide geoscience knowledge in order to identify the potential for energy and mineral resources in Canada's North.  The program was renewed in 2013, and Phase 2 of GEM (2013-2020) continues to advance geological knowledge in the North to support increased exploration of natural resources and to inform decisions on land use that balance conservation and responsible resource development.

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