Survey Metadata

Till, Marine sediment, Lake sediment, Esker, Indicator minerals

Nunavut

2004

Geochemical sediment sampling survey, Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc., 2004.





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Survey Description


Between July 22nd and August 14th, 2004, BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. collected 105 sediment samples from the Pelly Bay Property in southeast Melville Peninsula, central Nunavut Territory. The majority of the samples were glacial till, however other materials such as beach sand, glaciofluvial/esker and marine sediments were collected.  The property was split into two sampling areas; the first is situated 95 km south-southeast of the hamlet of Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay), and the second is located 170 km southwest of Kugaaruk.  The areas cover parts of NTS map sheets 56N/13, 14, and 56P/9, 12, and 14-16.  The data can be found in Nunavut Assessment Report 084810.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Grimley, M. (2004). Pelly Bay Property, Nunavut Mining District: Report on exploration activities, 2004 field program (geochemical sampling). Nunavut Territory. BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. Nunavut Assessment Report 084810. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
67.64° 68° -94° -88.12°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS map sheets 56P/14 (untitled), /15 (untitled) and /16 (Ujarattaak Point) on the southeast Melville Peninsula in central Nunavut Territory.  It is bounded to the east by Committee Bay and the centre of the study area is located approximately 81 km southeast of the hamlet of Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay).

  • Covers parts of NTS 56P/9 (Cape Weynton) on the southeast Melville Peninsula in central Nunavut Territory.  It is bounded to the east by Committee Bay and the centre of the study area is located approximately 95 km south-southeast of the hamlet of Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay).

  • Covers parts of NTS map sheets 56N/13, 14 (both untitled) on the southeast Melville Peninsula in central Nunavut Territory.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 170 km southwest of the hamlet of Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay) and 55 km southeast of Rasmussen Basin.

  • Covers the northwest part of NTS 56P/12 (untitled) on the southeast Melville Peninsula in central Nunavut Territory.  It is bounded to the north by latitude 67.75°N and to the southwest by the Atorquait River.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 65 km west of Committee Bay.

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