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TitleThe Auyuittuq carving stone study project, eastern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories: a geological report
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AuthorErmanovics, I
SourceCanadian Shield/Bouclier canadien; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1995-C, 1995 p. 45-51, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Lang.English; French
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Canadian Shield
File formatpdf
NTS16M; 16L; 26I; 26J; 26K; 26N; 26O; 26P; 27A; 27B
AreaBaffin Island; Auyuittuq National Park
Lat/Long WENS-70.0000 -62.0000 69.0000 66.0000
Subjectsindustrial minerals; carving stone, commodity; soapstone; marbles; metamorphic rocks
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs
Released1995 01 01
AbstractDeposits of potential carving stone in south and eastern Baffin Island include mainly serpentinized ultramafic rocks (soapstone) and marble. A search of the published and unpublished geological literature revealed no reports of carving stone deposits within Auyuittuq Park or within a few kilometres of its boundary. Assessment of the principally high-grade Proterozoic terrane of the Cumberland batholithic complex, which underlies the park, indicated a low potential for carving stone within the park compared to other areas of Baffin Island. Fieldwork in 1994 bore out this prediction.

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