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Lithogeochemical survey, NTS 47B/7, Adamson River, Nunavut, 2009-2010.

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Survey Description

In 2009, anomalous nickel values were found during geological mapping of the western part of the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.  In 2010, the Adamson River nickel showing was discovered.  Nine grab samples selected from those collected in both years in the vicinity of the showing were analyzed with a mobile XRF analyzer.

The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6729.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Houlé, M.G., Gibson, H.L., Richan, L., Bécu, V., Corrigan, D., Nadeau, L. (2012). A new nickel discovery in the Prince Albert Hills, Melville Peninsula, Nunavut: implications for Ni-Cu-PGE) exploration in the Prince Albert Group. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6729 (rev. ed.), 26 p. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
68.2685° 68.2778° -85.4531° -85.4479°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers a small part of NTS 47B/7 (Mackar Inlet) on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.  It is located approximately 15 km southeast of Cape Sibbald and 1 km north of Adamson River.


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