Survey Metadata

Soil, Till, Vegetation, Surface water



Till and soil sampling survey, NTS 55E, L, Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut, 1997.

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Survey Description

Till and humus samples were collected in the Kaminak Lake area, Kivalliq region, Nunavut in 1997.  The till samples were collected from 10 vertical profiles located along a transect cutting across base metal mineralization and potential Hg-rich rocks.  Humus was collected from the surrounding organic rims at each transect site.  Dwarf birch leaf samples, surface lake water samples and bedrock samples were also collected.  The data are published in GSC Open File 4089.

Data Description:

Paper report; CD-ROM (PDF and Excel).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm, <0.002 mm and <2 mm fractions by ICP-AES, by CV-AAS and Milestone for Hg, and by various methods for metal speciation-selective extraction analysis on selected samples.

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Other Analyses:

Pebble lithologies (2-4 cm fraction); carbonate (<0.063 mm, <0.002 mm and <2 mm (Chittick and LECO)); LOI; <0.002 mm by X-ray diffraction for clay mineralogy; heavy mineral concentrate for point counts.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McMartin, I., Hall, G.E.M., Kerswill, J.A., Douma, S., Goff, S.P., Sangster, A.L., Vaive, J.E. (2001). Environmental geochemistry of the Kaminak Lake area, Kivalliq region, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4089. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1997-2002 Kaminak Lake, Nunavut till sampling surveys, 1997 and 1999 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3052 ( FileID=273 download)
This diskette contains one version of the digital data for GSC Open File 3052.  OF3052.dat is an ASCII comma-delimited file that can be imported into many software packages (e.g. MS-Excel, MS-Access).  It can also be viewed in programs such as Notepad.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
61.75° 62.58° -96° -94°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 55E and L in the Kaminak Lake area, Kivalliq region, Nunavut.


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