Survey Metadata

Till, Bedrock, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey, NTS 37E, F, G, H, 47E, northern, Baffin Island, Nunavut, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

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Survey Description

A total of 1040 till samples were collected in 2002, 2003 and 2005 on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut.  In 2002 and 2003, 597 till samples were collected by De Beers Canada in NTS 47E and 37F.  In 2003, CNGO collected 154 till samples in NTS 37E, G, H (south).  In 2005, CNGO collected 289 2-kg till samples also on northern Baffin Island.  At 266 of these sites, an additional 10-kg till sample was collected for kimberlite indicator mineral analysis and gold-grain counts.

Samples were sent to ActLabs for geochemical analyses and processed for kimberlite indicator minerals, metamorphic or magmatic massive sulphide indicator minerals (MMSIM) and heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) analyses at Overburden Drilling Management Ltd. in Nepean, ON. The samples have been SEM checked at ODM.  Munsell colour, grain size, carbonate content, and sample preparation was completed at the Sedimentology Laboratory at the GSC. Pebble lithologies were completed by D. Paré at Consorminex Inc.

The data are published in GSC Open Files 4994 and 5742, which supersedes OF 4994.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Little, E., Dyke, A.S., Young, M. and Utting, D. (2005). Preliminary Bedrock Geochemistry and Drift Prospecting results from the North Baffin Project (NTS 37F, 37G, 47E), northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4944. (more)
2 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° 72° -83° -76°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 37E (Conn Lake), F (Steensby Inlet), G (Icebound Lakes), H (Buchan Gulf) and 47E (Erichsen Lake) on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Barnes ice cap is located to the southeast.


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