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NGR lake



NGR lake sediment and water survey, NTS 55M, Nunavut, 1976

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Survey Description

Lake sediment and water samples were collected in 1976 in the Baker Lake area, southern Nunavut.  The data are published in GSC Open File 417.

In 2011, samples from 1,344 sites in the Baker Lake area (NTS 55M and 65P) was reanalysed by ICP-ES/MS and INAA and published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6985, along with the original data from OFs 416 and 417.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Geological Survey of Canada (1977). Regional lake sediment geochemical reconnaissance data, Baker Lake, N.W.T. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 417. (more)
2 Coker, W.B., Ellwood, D.J., Maurice, Y.T. (1981). National geochemical reconnaissance, Baker Lake, Northwest Territories (55M, 65P). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 739, 20 pages. (more)
3 McCurdy, M.W., Day, S.J.A., McNeil, R.J., Pehrsson, S.J. (2012). Regional lake sediment and water geochemical data, Baker Lake area, Nunavut (NTS 55M and 65P). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6985, 1 CD-ROM. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1976-1977 Baker Lake NGR lake sediment and water surveys, 1976 (more)
2 2009-2012 NGR Reanalysis Project, 2009-2012. (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 417 digital data ( FileID=1136 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 417 ( FileID=431 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 417.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 417 ( FileID=60 download)
WARNING: the data on the diskette may have been packaged as a 16 bit self-extracting executable file, which is incompatible with 64 bit Windows computers.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63° 64° -96° -94°

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

  • Covers NTS 55M in the North West Territories.


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