Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals

Northwest Territories, Nunavut


Till sampling survey,  Contwoyto Lake area, NTS 76E/1, 2, 7, 8, Nunavut and NT, Kennecott Canada Exploration Inc., 1997.

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Survey Description

In August 1997, helicopter-supported till sampling was carried out in the DIA claim block Contwoyto Lake area, approximately 350 km northeast of Yellowknife in Nunavut and Northwest Territories.  The samples, 181 in total, were collected from mudboils at 500 m spacing on the down ice side of the property boundary.

The samples were processed for heavy minerals at the Kennecott Canada Heavy Mineral Laboratory in Thunder Bay, ON.  Selected indicator minerals were sent to R.L. Barnett in London, ON for probe analyses.  The samples have been SEM checked, however data was not available at time of report.

The data, excluding probe analyses, can be found in Nunavut Assessment Report 084083.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Neill, I. (1998). Kennecott Canada Exploration Inc., DIA claim group, geological, geochemical and drilling report. Nunavut Assessment Report 084083. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
65.16° 65.38° -110.71° -110°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 76E/1, 8, the DIA claim block, in western Nunavut.  It is located approximately 390 northeast of Yellowknife.

  • Covers part of NTS 76E/1, 2, 7, and 8, the DIA claim block, in western Nunavut and eastern Northwest Territories.  It is located approximately 365 km northeast of Yellowknife.


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