Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey,  Contwoyto Lake area, NTS 76E/8, 9, Nunavut, Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., 1996-1997.

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Survey Description

Between 1996 and 1997, 160 till samples were collected on the Con Property, Contwoyto Lake area, Nunavut.  The property is located 400 km northeast of Yellowknife on the east shore of Contwoyto Lake.  Some samples were also collected from eskers, frost boils, and other features indicative of glacial deposition.

The samples, weighing approximately 20-25 kilograms, were processed for heavy minerals by Ashton's laboratory in North Vancouver.  Forty-four samples returned positive indicator counts.  These indicator minerals were used to determine ice-flow direction and to trace potential kimberlitic sources.

The data can be found in Nunavut Assessment Report 084151.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Ward, J., Bursey, T. (1999). CON Property (AP 65), Ashton Mining of Canada Inc., Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories. Nunavut Assessment Report 084151. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
65.36° 65.66° -110.46° -110°

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

  • Covers parts of Map sheets 76E/8, 9, the Con Property in central Nunavut.  It is located approximately 400 km northeast of Yellowknife along the east side of Contwoyto Lake.  It is bounded to the east by longitude 110°.


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