Survey Metadata




Till sampling survey, NTS 69A, B, 68G, H and 79A, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, 1995-1997.

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Survey Description

Between 1995 and 1997, 69 samples of till, diamicton, gravel and sand were collected on Bathurst Island, Nunavut.  Sixty-five samples (<63 um fraction) were analysed by INAA.  Five gravel samples and one till sample were processed for heavy minerals.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3714 (Part C).

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by INAA for 35 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour maps show dispersal of elements.

Other Analyses:

Grain size; heavy mineral concentrate from 5 samples for kimberlite indicator minerals.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Bednarski, J.M. (1999). Geology and geochemistry of surficial deposits. In Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment of Bathurst Island area, Nunavut (parts of NTS 68G, 68H, 69A, 69B and 79A), C.D. Anglin, J.C. Harrison (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3714, p. C1-C33. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1994-1999 Bathurst Island MERA, 1994-1997 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Data files for GSC Open File 3714 Part C ( FileID=674 download)
A collection of files for Open File 3714, Part C (Geology and Geochemistry of Surficial Deposits).  The files used to produce the two tables and two appendices in Part C are gathered together here in a single ZIP file.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
74.9° 76.75° -105° -97°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 68G (Graham Moore Bay), 68H (Mcdougall Sound), 69A (Penny Strait), 69B (Helena Island) and 79A (Domett Point) on Bathurst Island, Nunavut.  Bathurst Island is east of Melville Island and northwest of Cornwallis Island.


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