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Till sampling survey, Turquetil Lake area, Nunavut, 1988.

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Survey Description

To augment the Kaminak Lake till sampling survey (1970-75), 200 additional till samples were collected in 1988 in an area of known gold showings around Turquetil Lake.  The data are published in GSC Open File 2132.

Data Description:

Paper report; data files on diskette (OF 2132).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by ICP-AES after nitric-aqua regia (3HCl:1HNO3) digestion for 21 elements; by dry fusion fire assay for Au; by ICP-atomic fluorescence after HNO3 digestion for platinum group elements.  <0.002 mm fraction by AAS after hot HNO3-HCl digestion for 14 elements.  Non-ferromagnetic heavy mineral fraction (0.125-0.250 mm pulverized to 0.063 mm) for suite of elements (OF 2132).

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show dispersal of most elements (OF 2132).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Shilts, W.W., Wyatt, P.H. (1989). Gold and base metal exploration using drift as a sample medium, Kaminak Lake-Turquetil Lake Area, District of Keewatin. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2132, 168 pages. (more)
2 McClenaghan, M.B., Peter, J.M. (2013). Till geochemical signatures of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits in glaciated terrain: a summary of Canadian examples. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7354, 36 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1988-1989 Kaminak Lake, Nunavut reanalysis project, 1988 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2132 ( FileID=185 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2132.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
61.75° 62° -96° -95.5°

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

  • Covers NTS 55E/13 in the Turquetil Lake area, Nunavut.


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