Till sampling survey, Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut, 1970-1975.
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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.
Paper report; data files on diskette (OF 2132).
<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).
|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)|
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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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