Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey, Meliadine Lake area, Kivalliq region, Nunavut, NTS 55N/2, WMC International Ltd, 1996.

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Survey Description

In August 1996, a helicopter assisted till sampling survey was carried out by WMC International Limited, in the Meliadine Lake area, 40 km northwest of Rankin Inlet.  A total of 68 samples were collected and sent for heavy mineral analysis, <63 micron analysis, gold grain and clast counts.

The samples were collected from C horizon till and sent to Overburden Drilling Management in Nepean, ON.  Heavy mineral concentrates were sent to ACTIVATION Laboratories Ltd. of Ancaster, ON, and a <63 micron fraction split from the bulk sample was sent to Bondar-Clegg in Ottawa, ON.

The data can be found in Nunavut Assessment Report 083806.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Goodwin, T.A. (1997). Meliadine West Joint Venture, WMC International Ltd., Report on the 1996 geochemical exploration program on western claims. Nunavut Assessment Report 083806. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63.04° 63.1° -92.65° -92.49°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 55N/2, western claims, in eastern Nunavut.  It is located approximately 40 km northwest of Rankin Inlet.


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