Survey Metadata

Till

Nunavut

1970

Till sampling survey, Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut, 1970-1975.





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Survey Description


More than 2000 till samples were collected in the Kaminak Lake-area, Nunavut between 1970 and 1975.  The data are published in GSC Open File 146 and new geochemical data (gold, platinum-group elements, trace elements) for these samples were published in GSC Open File 2132.

Data Description:

Paper report; data files on diskette (OF 2132).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by ICP-AES after nitric-aqua regia (3HCl:1HNO3) digestion for 21 elements; by dry fusion fire assay for Au; by ICP-atomic fluorescence after HNO3 digestion for platinum group elements.  <0.002 mm fraction by AAS after hot HNO3-HCl digestion for 14 elements.  Non-ferromagnetic heavy mineral fraction (0.125-0.250 mm pulverized to 0.063 mm) for suite of elements (OF 2132).

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show dispersal of most elements (OF 2132).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Ridler, R.H., Shilts, W.W. (1973). Exploration for Archean polymetallic sulfide deposits in permafrost terrains: an integrated geological/geochemical technique; Kaminak lake area, District of Keewatin. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 146, 45 pages. (more)
2 Shilts, W. (1973). Drift prospecting; Geochemistry of eskers and till in permanently frozen terrain: District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 72-45, 34 p. (more)
3 Ridler, R.H., Shilts, W.W. (1974). Exploration for Archean polymetallic sulphide deposits in permafrost terrains: an integrated geological/geochemical technique, Kaminak Lake area, District of Keewatin.  Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 73-34, 33 p. + 12 maps. (more)
4 Shilts, W.W., Wyatt, P.H. (1989). Gold and base metal exploration using drift as a sample medium, Kaminak Lake-Turquetil Lake Area, District of Keewatin. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2132, 168 pages. (more)
5 McClenaghan, M.B., Peter, J.M. (2013). Till geochemical signatures of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits in glaciated terrain: a summary of Canadian examples. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7354, 36 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1970-1976 Keewatin drift sampling project, 1970-1976 (more)
2 1988-1989 Kaminak Lake, Nunavut reanalysis project, 1988 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2132 ( FileID=185 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2132.
446520

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
61.17° 62.5° -97.7° -94.25°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 55E, L and 65H,I in the Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut.

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