Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey, 45N, 46 A, B, C, F, G, Southampton Island, Nunavut, 2007.

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Survey Description

During July and August 2007, a total of 155 samples were collected by helicopter supported traverses on eastern and central Southampton Island:


Sample Type* Number of Samples
till (15-25 kg) 135
glaciofluvial sediments 12
alluvial sediments 8
*collected for heavy mineral concentrate analyses


A second 2-3 kg till sample was collected at 123 of the till sites for geochemical analysis. The till samples were collected mainly from frost-boils.

The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6078.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Ross, M., Kosar, K. (2009). Geochemical and indicator mineral reconnaissance survey of surficial sediments, Southampton Island, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6078. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2007-2009 Southampton Island Integrated Geoscience Project (SIIG), 2007. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63.75° 65.5° -85° -81.5°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 45N, 46A, B, C, F, G, Southampton Island, south central Nunavut.  It is bounded to the northeast by Foxe Channel.


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