Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals

Nunavut

2006

Till sampling survey, Foxe Peninsula, NTS 36A, B, G, H, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut, 2006.





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Survey Description


During July and August, 2006, till samples were collected on the Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut as part of a surficial mapping and till sampling program.  At 175 sites, till samples were collected from frost boils for geochemistry.  At 141 of these sites, a second larger till sample was collected for kimberlite indicator mineral analysis, metamorphic or magmatic massive sulphide indicator mineral (MMSIM) and heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) analyses.

The geochemical analyses were done by ActLabs.  The heavy mineral processing was done at Overburden Drilling Management Ltd. in Nepean, ON. The samples were SEM checked at ODM.

The data are published in GSC Open File 5614.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Utting, D.J., and Brown, O.H. (2007). Till survey results and ice-transport interpretations, Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5614. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2006-2007 Southwest Baffin Integrated Geoscience Project (SWBIG), Foxe Peninsula, SW Baffin Island, Nunavut, 2006. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
64.17° 65.5° -78° -72°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 36 B (Andrew Gordon Bay), C (Cape Dorset), F (Cape Dorchester) and G (Cory Bay) on the Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut.  It includes the hamlet of Cape Dorset.  Foxe Basin lies to the north and Hudson Strait lies to the south.

  • Covers parts of NTS 36A (Mingo Lake), 36G (Cory Bay) and 36H (Bluegoose River) on the Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 180 km northeast of the hamlet of Cape Dorset.  Foxe Basin lies to the north.

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