Survey Metadata


Northwest Territories


Till sampling survey, Banks Island, Northwest Territories, 1974-1975.

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Survey Description

More than 140 till samples were collected on Banks Island in 1974 and 1975.  The data are published in GSC Memoir 405.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

Fraction not stated - (OES) - Al, Ba, Cr, Ga, Mn, Sc, Sr, Ti, V, Zn, Zr, Mg, Ni, Ca.

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Other Analyses:

Grain-size (<2 mm); carbonate (Chittick), Agterberg limits, pH, clay mineral contents; % magnetite and % non-magnetite heavy mineral content.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Vincent, J.-S. (1983). La géologie du Quaternaire et la géomorphologie de L'ile Banks, Arctique Canadien. Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 405, 118 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1974-1983 Banks Island, Northwest Territories till sampling survey, 1974-1975 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
71° 74.4° -126° -115.5°

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

  • Covers Banks Island (NTS 88B,C,D,F, 97G,H and 98A,B,C,D,E,F) in Northwest Territories.  It is bounded to the north by M’Clure Strait, to the south by Amundsen Gulf, to the east by Prince of Wales Strait and to the west by the Beaufort Sea.


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