Survey Metadata




Till sampling survey, NTS 47 E, F, G, H, 48A, B, C, D, 57E, H and 58A, D, northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, 1988-1991.

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Survey Description

374 till samples were collected in the course of surficial mapping on Borden and Brodeur peninsulas and adjacent areas of northern Baffin Island in 1988-1991.  Most till samples were collected from hand-dug pits, at a depth of 20-30 cm in the centres of patterned ground cells (i.e. sorted and non-sorted circles, nets, stripes etc.).  Only those areas accessible to ground traversing were sampled.  The interior of the study area was not well sampled.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3907.

Data Description:

Paper report and data diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction for 34 elements by ICP-AES after an aqua regia digestion.

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Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dyke, A.S., Hooper, M.J.G. (2000). Till geochemistry, Borden and Brodeur peninsulas of northern Baffin Island and Devon Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3907, 15 pages + diskette. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1988-2000 Northern Baffin Island and Devon Island till surveys, 1988-1991 and 1993-1994 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3907 ( FileID=636 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 3907.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
70° 74° -91° -80°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 47E, F, G, H, 48A, B, C, D, 57E,H and 58A,D, the Brodeur and Borden peninsulas and adjacent areas of northern Baffin Island in Nunavut.  It is bordered to the north by Lancaster Sound and to the northwest by Prince Regent Inlet.


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