Survey Metadata

Surface water, Stream sediment, Bedrock



Lithogeochemical and stream sediment and water survey, NTS 78G, H, 69F/10, Ellef Ringnes and Melville Islands, Nunavut, 1977.

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Survey Description

In 1977, a reconnaissance survey was carried out on parts of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, to determine suitable geological settings in which uranium mineralization might be located.

Stream sediments, stream waters and rocks were collected in the Weatherall Bay area on eastern Melville Island including in the area of Barrow Dome, and from the Dumbbells Dome area in the central part of Ellef Ringnes Island.

The data and a summary of the work are published in Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, Part A, Paper 79-1A.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Jonasson, I.R., Dunsmore, H.E. (1979). Low grade uranium mineralization in carbonate rocks from some salt domes in the Queen Elizabeth Islands, District of Franklin. In Current Research Part A. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 79-1A, p. 61-70. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
75.75° 78.68° -108.32° -101.06°

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

  • Covers part of the northeast corner of NTS 78G (Sabine Bay) and part of the northwest corner of NTS 78H (Byam Channel) in the Weatherall Bay area of northeastern Melville Island, Nunavut.  Spencer Range is located in the eastern part of the study area and Byam Martin Island is the nearest island to the east of Melville Island.

  • Covers most of NTS 69F/10 (Dumbbells Dome) in the area of Dumbbells Dome, central Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 43 km from the east coast of the island.


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