Survey Metadata




Till sampling, NTS 37A, D, 27B, C, central Baffin Island, Nunavut, 1998, 2001-2002.

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Survey Description

Approximately 764 till samples were collected on central Baffin Island in 1998, 2001 and 2002.  Samples were taken from the walls of pits dug into mudboils and weighed about 2 kg each.  Most samples were taken from depths ranging from 20 to 50 cm.  Care was taken to avoid obvious oxidation or organic layers.  In areas where gossans were mapped, gossanous material was also collected.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 4543.

Data Description:


Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction analyzed by ICP-AES after an aqua regia digestion.  For 133 selected samples, <0.063 mm fraction analyzed for Au, Pt, Pd by FA-ICP-ES. <0.063 mm fraction analyzed by INAA for a large suite of elements.

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Other Analyses:

<2.00 mm fraction for grain size; pebble lithologies.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dredge, L.A. (2004). Till geochemistry results, central Baffin Island, Nunavut (NTS 37A, 37D, 27B, 27C). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4543. 1 CD-ROM. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1998-2004 Central Baffin Project, 1998 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Copy of CD-ROM for GSC Open File 4543 ( FileID=359 download)
This archive contains all of the files that are on the CD.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
68° 70° -76° -69.8°

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

  • Covers NTS 37A, 37D and the western parts of NTS 27B and 27C, west central Baffin Island, Nunavut.  It is bounded to the southwest by Foxe Basin.  The Barnes Ice Cap is located in the north central part of the study area.


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