Survey Metadata

Surface water, Stream sediment, Indicator minerals



Stream sediment and water sampling survey, NTS 37E, northern, Baffin Island, Nunavut, 2005.

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Survey Description

In 2005, stream sediment and water samples for geochemical and KIM analyses were collected at 31 sites from “best-developed” streams on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut.  At 16 sites, coarse sediment was also collected for additional geochemical, KIM and MMSIM analysis.

Samples were processed for KIM, gold grains and other heavy minerals at Overburden Drilling Management Ltd. in Nepean, ON. The samples have been SEM checked at ODM. A split of the stream sediment samples was sent to Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd., Vancouver, BC, for preparation and geochemical analysis. Water samples were shipped to the GSC for analysis.

The data are published in GSC Open File 5742.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Utting, D.J., Little, E.C., Young, M.D., McCurdy, M.W., Dyke, A.S., Girard, I. (2008). Till, stream-sediment and bedrock analyses, north Baffin Island, Nunavut (NTS 37E, F, G, H and 47E). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5742. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2002-2008 North Baffin project, northern, Baffin Island, Nunavut, 2002-2005. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
70.4° 70.73° -75.5° -74.33°

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

  • Covers part of NTS map sheet 37E (Conn Lake) on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Barnes ice cap is located to the southeast.


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