Survey Metadata




Till and gossan sampling, NTS 65I/15, Ferguson Lake area, Nunavut, 1988.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1988, ground traversing was conducted in the Ferguson Lake area, Nunavut for detailed sampling of gossan (from trenches) and till.  Some rock samples were also collected.  The data have not been published.

Sampling Procedure

Shallow surface till samples (8 to 10 kg) from approximately 1 m depth were collected from hand-dug pits in mud boils.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Coker, W.B., Spirito, W.A., DiLabio, R.N.W., Hart, B.R. (1992). Geochemistry (till, gossan and lake sediment – Au and PGE) and surficial geology of the Ferguson, Yathkyed and Contwoyto Lakes areas, NWT. In Project Summaries: Canada-Northwest Territories Mineral Development Subsidiary Agreement 1987-1991, D.G. Richardson and M. Irving (compilers). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2484, p. 93-97. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1988-1989 Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Gold and PGE Geochemical Project, 1988 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
W.B. Coker NWT 1988 analytical data ( FileID=662 download)
MS-Access database of analytical data from Contwoyto Lake, Ferguson Lake and Yathkyed Lake, N.W.T.
Ferguson Lake, NWT element concentration maps (PDF) ( FileID=661 download)
Concentration maps (dot maps) and basic statistics for elements in till and gossan samples, Ferguson Lake, N.W.T.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
62.84° 62.88° -96.92° -96.73°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 65I/15 (Uligattalik Hill) in the Ferguson Lake area, Nunavut.


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