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Till sampling, NTS 46B, E, F, G, L and 56G, H, I, J, Wager Bay and Southampton Island areas, central Nunavut, 1986.

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Survey Description

In 1986, till sampling was carried out in a 50 km wide zone surrounding Wager Bay, Nunavut, as well as the northern part of Southampton Island.  The overburden was sampled from 132 sorted circles (frost boils) and 2 deltas.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2351.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction of till analyzed for 30 elements by a combination of AAS, INAA and XRF.  F by specific ion electrode; Hg by cold vapour AAS.  Selected samples analyzed for platinum group elements and carbon content.

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Other Analyses:

Selected samples for grain size, heavy minerals and pebble lithology.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Jefferson, C.W., Smith, J.E.M., Hamilton, S.M. (1991). Preliminary account of the resource assessment study of proposed national park, Wager Bay-Southampton Island areas, District of Keewatin. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2351, 47p. (more)
2 Dredge, L.A., McMartin, I., Ford, K. (2005). Till geochemistry, gamma ray spectrometry, and gold grain counts, Wager Bay area, mainland Nunavut (NTS 56G). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5014, paper and CD-ROM. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1985-1991 Wager Bay MERA, Nunavut, 1985-86. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
64.8° 66.3° -92° -83.25°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 46E, L and 56G, H, I, J, the Wager Bay area, central Nunavut.  It is bounded to the east by Roes Welcome Sound.  

  • Covers parts of NTS 46F/1, 46G/3, 4 and 46B/13, on the northeast part of Southampton Island, Nunavut.  The island is located just north of Hudson Bay and the study area is bounded to the north by Frozen Strait.

  • Covers parts of NTS 46F/10, 11, 14, 15 on the southwest coast of White Island, Nunavut.  It is bounded to the south and west by Comer Strait.  White Island is located north of Southampton Island.


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