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TitleReport of 2016 activities for the bedrock geology and economic potential of the Tehery-Wager area: GEM 2 Rae Project
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AuthorWodicka, N; Steenkamp, H M; Weller, O M; Kendrick, J; Tschirhart, V L; Peterson, T D; Girard, É
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8149, 2016, 21 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299392
Year2016
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS46D/05; 46D/12; 46D/13; 46D/14; 56A; 56B; 56C/01; 56C/02; 56C/07; 56C/08; 56C/09; 56C/10; 56C/15; 56C/16; 56F/01; 56F/02; 56F/07; 56F/08; 56F/09; 56F/10; 56F/15; 56F/16; 56G/01; 56G/02; 56G/03; 56G/04; 56G/05; 56G/06; 56G/07; 56G/08; 56G/09; 56G/10; 56G/11; 56G/12; 56H/01; 56H/02; 56H/03; 56H/04; 56H/05; 56H/06; 56H/07; 56H/08; 46E/03; 46E/04
AreaKazan Shield; Wager Bay; Tehery-Wager
Lat/Long WENS -93.0000 -87.0000 65.8333 64.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; stratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; mineral potential; metamorphic rocks; gneisses; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; structural features; faults; fault zones; deformation; Archean; Kummel Lake domain; Kummel Lake domain; Paleozoic; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; magnetic maps
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramRae Province, Tehery-Wager Bay, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2016 12 01
Abstract(Summary)
The Tehery-Wager activity, conducted as part of the second phase of Natural Resources Canada's Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM-2) Rae project, is a collaborative effort between the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office (CNGO), with participants from Canadian universities. The study area comprises all or parts of eight National Topographic System (NTS) map areas between Chesterfield Inlet and Wager Bay in Nunavut (NTS 46D, 46E, 56A, 56B, 56C, 56F, 56G, and 56H). The main objective of the work is to increase the level of geological knowledge in this poorly known and under-explored region of the Canadian Shield through targeted bedrock geology mapping, surficial geology studies, surface and stream sediment sampling, ground-gravity transects, and other thematic studies. The gathered information will be used to better evaluate this frontier region's potential for a variety of commodities, including diamonds and other gemstones, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, carving stone, and aggregate, and to assist all stakeholders, including northerners, in making future land-use decisions. This report summarizes results from the 2016 bedrock mapping in the western and northern parts of the study area that allow refinement of the spatial distribution of major rock units and structures, documentation of the geological histories in relative time, and a preliminary evaluation of the region's economic potential.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Tehery-Wager activity, conducted as part of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM-2) Rae project, is a collaborative effort between the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, with participants from Canadian universities. The study area comprises all or parts of eight National Topographic System map areas in Nunavut (NTS 46D, 46E, 56A, 56B, 56C, 56F, 56G, and 56H). The main objective of the work is to increase the level of geological knowledge in this poorly known and under-explored region of the Canadian Shield through geological mapping (of rocks and deposits left by glaciers), sampling, and other thematic studies. The gathered information will be used to better evaluate this frontier region¿s potential for a variety of commodities, including diamonds and other gemstones, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, carving stone, and aggregate, and to assist all stakeholders, including northerners, in making future land-use decisions.
GEOSCAN ID299392