Survey Metadata

NGR stream



NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 69A,B, 68G,H, northern Bathurst Island, Massey and Alexander Islands, Nunavut, 1996

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Survey Description

Helicopter-supported sample collection was carried out during the summer of 1996 on northern Bathurst Island, Massey Island and Alexander Island.  Stream sediment and water samples were collected at 254 regional sites and at 169 infill (detailed) sites.  Infill survey sites were selected based on results of a regional survey carried out the previous year (GSC Open File 3292).  Samples were arranged in groups (blocks) of twenty.  Each group of twenty contained one or more duplicate site samples, that is, two samples from a single site; the group also contained an analytical duplicate sample pair.  The data are published in GSC Open File 3566.  The data were re-released with data from 1995 and 1997 in the MERA report, GSC Open File 3714 (Part D).

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

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Spirito, W.A., McCurdy, M.W., Friske, P.W.B. (1998). National Geochemical Reconnaissance stream sediment and water survey, Bathurst Island, Northwest Territories (parts of NTS 68G, 68H, 69A and 69B). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3566. (more)
2 Anglin, C.D., Harrison, J.C. (1999). Mineral and energy resource assessment of Bathurst Island area, Nunavut (parts of NTS 68G, 68H, 69A, 69B and 79A). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3714, 242 pages (10 sheets). (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1994-1999 Bathurst Island MERA, 1994-1997 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 3566 digital data ( FileID=1288 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
PDF files for GSC Open File 3714 Part D ( FileID=645 download)
A collection of files for Open File 3714, Part D (Geochemical Surveys and Interpretation).  The Open File was assembled from numerous digital files, in different formats.  The various files used to produce Part D are gathered together here in PDF format.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3566 ( FileID=310 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
75.42° 76.75° -104° -97.35°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 69A, 69B, 68G, 68H on northern Bathurst Island, Helena Island, Massey Island and Alexander Island.  It is bounded to the south by Bracebridge Inlet and Polar Bear Pass.

  • Covers part of NTS 68H (McDougall Sound) in southeastern Bathurst Island near Markham Point.  It lies south of Polar Bear Pass.


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