Survey Metadata

Till

Nunavut

1990

Till sampling survey, NTS 46I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut in 1990 and 1991.





Location map

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Survey Description


A total of 560 till samples were collected on southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut in 1990 and 1991.  The evenly spaced samples covered an area of about 40,000 km2.  Samples were taken from the walls of pits dug into mudboils.  Most samples were taken from depths ranging from about 50 cm.  Care was taken to avoid obvious oxidation or organic layers.  The data are published in GSC Open File 3091 and an interpretation can be found in GSC Bulletin 561.

A final report, including new INAA data can be found in GSC Open File 4636.

Data Description:

Paper report; data files on diskette (Excel 3.0, ASCII and DOS).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by ICP-AES after HCl-HNO3 for 33 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps showing dispersal of elements.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dredge, L.A. (1995). Till geochemistry, southern Melville Peninsula, District of Franklin, Northwest Territories (NTS 46I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3091. (more)
2 Dredge, L.A. (2002). Quaternary geology of southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 561, 110 p. (more)
3 Dredge, L.A. (2004). Till geochemistry, and results of carbonate, lithological and textural analyses, southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut. (NTS 46 I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4636. 1 CD-ROM. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1990-1995 Southern Melville Peninsula till project, 1990-1991 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3091 ( FileID=277 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 3091.
150429

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
66.16° 68° -87° -81°

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

  • Covers NTS 46I, J, K, L. M, N, O, P, southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.

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