Survey Metadata

Surface water

Nunavut

1971

Hydrogeochemical survey, NTS 55L, Kaminak Lake area, Nunavut, 1971.





Location map

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Survey Description


Field studies were conducted in the vicinity of Kaminak Lake in the Ennadai-Rankin Belt of volcanic and sedimentary rocks, in order to determine the effectiveness of regional geochemical methods, particularly those of hydrogeochemistry.

The 1971 survey was a follow-up to a survey conducted in the previous year.  A summary of the work can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Paper 71-43.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Hornbrook, E.H.W., Jonasson, I.R. (1971). Mercury in permafrost regions: occurrence and distribution in the Kaminak Lake area, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 71-43 (more)
2 Hornbrook, E.H.W. (1972). Feasibility pilot study of geochemical reconnaissance methods in the Ennadai-Rankin Belt, District of Keewatin. In Report of Activities Part A, April to October, 1971. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 72-1A, p.72-73. (more)
3 Shilts, W.W., Coker, W.B. (1995). Mercury anomalies in lake water and in commercially harvested fish, Kaminak Lake area, District of Keewatin, Canada. In Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Donald B. Porcella, John W. Huckabee, Brian Wheatley (ed.). Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Special Volume 80, p. 881-883. (more)
4 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 1970-1971 Pilot study of geochemical reconnaissance methods in the Ennadai-Rankin Belt, District of Keewatin (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Map of mercury concentration in water from Kaminak Lake (blue (1970) and black (1971) symbols) ( FileID=1 download)
Lake water samples were collected from Kaminak Lake in 1970 and 1971. This map shows proportional dots of the measured mercury concentrations in the samples (blue for 1970, black for 1971)
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2
Location and Hg data from Kaminak Lake, 1970-71. ( FileID=4 download)
Four zipped MS-Excel files containing location and Hg data for Kaminak Lake water samples collected in 1970 and 1971. These files were compiled by Northwood Geoscience. The original data (including other elements) are unavailable.
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3
PDF of GSC Paper 71-43 (Mercury in Permafrost Regions). ( FileID=3 download)
This paper summarizes work by Hornbrook and Jonasson to develop and test regional hydrogeochemical methods. Lake water sampling in the Kaminak Lake area, NWT has discovered unusual above-background mercury values.
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4
Map of mercury concentration in water from Kaminak Lake (all black symbols) ( FileID=2 download)
Lake water samples were collected from Kaminak Lake in 1970 and 1971. This map shows proportional dots of the measured mercury concentrations in the samples (black for both years)
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Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
62° 62.5° -96° -94°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 55L, Nunavut.

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