Survey Metadata

Bedrock, Indicator minerals

Nunavut

1997

Boulder sampling survey, Thelon Basin area, NTS 66B/13, 14, 66G/3, 4, Nunavut, Cameco Corp., 1997.





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Survey Description


In 1997, regional boulder surveys and prospecting were carried out to discover any anomalous radioactive boulders, to determine the clay species present and to analyze the boulders for anomalous uranium, lead and phosphate.  The property is located approximately 160 km northwest of Baker Lake.

The boulder sampling method was to collect representative boulders every 150 m along north-south lines spaced 2 km apart. Each sampler was accompanied by a prospector with a scintillometer who prospected on both sides of the sampler looking for radioactive boulders.  A total of 1059 boulders were collected and 59 anomalous boulders were identified by the prospector.

The samples have been SEM checked and data are available.  The data can be found in Nunavut Assessment Report 084019.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 O’Connor, T., Wood, G., MacDonald, D. (1998). Deep Rose Project, report on the 1997 exploration activities, Cameco Corporation. Nunavut Assessment Report 084019. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
64.91° 65.32° -99.87° -98.93°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 66B/13, 14, 66G/3 (Naujatuuq Lake), 4, the Thelon Basin area in central Nunavut.  It is located approximately 160 km northwest of Yellowknife.

  • Covers part of NTS 66B/13, 14, 66G/3 (Naujatuuq Lake), 4, the Thelon Basin area in central Nunavut.  It is located approximately 160 km northwest of Yellowknife.

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