Survey Metadata

Till

Nunavut

1985

Till sampling survey, NTS 47A, B, C, D, northern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut in 1985, 1986 and 1988.





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Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Dredge, L.A. (2009). Till geochemistry, and results of lithological, carbonate and textural analyses, northern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut (NTS 47A, B, C, D). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6285. (more)

Survey Description


A total of 508 till samples as well as 508 marine, organic and gossan samples were collected during helicopter and foot traverses on the northern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut in 1985, 1986 and 1988.  Samples weighing 1.5 kg were collected from hand dug pits in mudboils at a depth of about 50 cm.  Care was taken to avoid obvious oxidation or organic layers.  The data are published in GSC Bulletin 484 and GSC Open Files 3636 and 3637.

In 2009, the samples were reanalyzed by INAA.  These data as well as the previously published data are available digitally in GSC Open File 6285.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by ICP-AES after aqua regia digestion for 33 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps showing dispersal of selected elements.

Other Analyses:

Grain-size (<2 mm), % carbonate of pebble, sand, silt/clay, and matrix fractions.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dredge, L.A. (1995). Quaternary geology of northern Melville Peninsula, District of Franklin, Northwest Territories: surface deposits, glacial history, environmental geology, till geochemistry. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 484, 114 p. (more)
2 de Kemp, E.A., Scott, D.J. (1998). Geoscience compilation of northern Baffin Island and northern Melville Peninsula, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3636, 2 CD-ROMS, Volume 1 and 2. (more)
3 Dredge, L.A. (1999). Surface materials and till geochemistry, northern Melville Peninsula, Northwest Territories (Nunavut). In North Baffin Partnership Project, Northwest Territories, Summary of Investigations, D.G. Richardson (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3637, p. 23-41. (more)
4 Dredge, L.A. (2009). Till geochemistry, and results of lithological, carbonate and textural analyses, northern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut (NTS 47A, B, C, D). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6285. (more)
5 Tremblay, T., Corrigan, D., Paulen, R. (2010). The GEM-minerals program on the Melville Peninsula: project summary and Preliminary Report: surficial geology and exploration geochemistry.  Presentation at Nunavut Mining Symposium, Iqaluit, April 13-15, 2010. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1985-1995 Northern Melville Peninsula till project, 1985, 1986 and 1988 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
68° 70° -86° -81°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 47A, B, C, D of northern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.

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