Survey Metadata

Till, Bedrock, Indicator minerals

Northwest Territories, Nunavut

2012

Till and lithogeochemical survey, NTS 86H/10, Izok Lake area, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, 2012.





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Survey Description


In 2012, fifteen till samples were collected near the Izok Lake Zn-Cu-Pb-Ag volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit in Nunavut and Northwest Territories to complement published data (GSC OFs 7046, 7075, 7343) for 64 till samples collected in 2009 and 2010.  Two gossanous bedrock samples were also collected 1 km southwest of the deposit to recover and study the indicator mineral gahnite (Zn spinel) and complement bedrock data published in GSC OF 7173.

The data for samples collected in 2012 are published as follows:

 

GSC Open File Data
7386 raw indicator mineral weight and abundance data
7770 till geochemistry
7603 gahnite study

 

 

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McClenaghan, M.B., Paulen, R.C., Duso, G., Averill, S.A. (2013). Indicator mineral abundance data for till and bedrock samples from the Izok Lake Zn-Cu-Pb-Ag volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Nunavut: samples collected in 2012. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7386. (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)
3 McClenaghan, M.B., Holmes, D.R.S., Averill, S.A., Paulen, R.C., Layton-Matthews, D. (2014). Physical features indicting the glacial transport distance of gahnite from the Izok Lake Cu-Zn-Pb-Ag VMS deposit, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7603, 15 p. (more)
4 Paulen, R.C., McClenaghan, M.B., Duso, G. (2015). Till geochemistry data for till samples from the Izok Lake Zn-Cu-Pb-Ag volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, Nunavut: till samples collected in 2012. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7770, 7 p. (more)
5 McClenaghan M.B., Peter, J.M. (2016). Till geochemical signatures of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: an overview of Canadian examples. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v. 16, no. 1, p. 27-47. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2009-2012 Izok Lake Indicator Minerals Project, 2009-2012 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
65.61° 65.68° -113° -112.75°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 86H/10, the Izok Lake area, Nunavut and Northwest Territories.  It is located immediately southeast of Iznogoudh Lake and 30 km north of Itchen Lake.  The Nunavut-NWT border runs through the middle of Iznogoudh Lake in a NW-SE direction.

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