Survey Metadata


Northwest Territories, Nunavut


Lithogeochemical survey, NTS 85N, 86C, D, E, F, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, 1973.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1973, a lithogeochemical survey of the acid porphyry rocks of the Proterozoic Bear province was undertaken.  Regional and detailed sampling were carried out.  Approximately 2200 rock samples were collected.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2257.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Garrett, R.G. (1974). Bear Province lithogeochemical survey. In Report of Activities, Part A., April to October 1973, R.G. Blackadar (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 74-1A, p. 63. (more)
2 Garrett, R.G. (1975). Copper and zinc in Proterozoic acid volcanics as a guide to exploration in the Bear Province. In Geochemical Exploration 1974, I.L. Elliott and W.K. Fletcher (ed.). Association of Exploration Geochemists, Special Publication 2, p.371-388. (more)
3 Garrett, R.G. (1990). Lithogeochemical digital data release, copper and zinc in Proterozoic acid volcanic rocks, southern Wopmay Belt, N.W.T. [85N; 86C, D, E, F]. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2257. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1969-1973 Lithogeochemical surveys of acidic igneous rocks, Yukon and Northwest Territories, 1969-1971, 1973. (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2257 ( FileID=207 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2257.
PDF of GSC Paper 74-01, Part A, p.63 (Garrett) ( FileID=671 download)
This PDF contains Report of Activities for April-October 1973, p. 63 for Bear Province lithogeochemical survey (R.G. Garrett).

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63.5° 66° -118.5° -116°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 85N (Marian River), 86C (Hardisty Lake), 86D (Riviere Grandin), 86E (Leith Peninsula) and 86F (Calder River), east of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


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