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TitleGeology of the Meta Incognita Peninsula, south Baffin Island, Northwest Territories: tectonostratigraphic units and regional correlations
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AuthorSt-Onge, M R; Hanmer, S; Scott, D J
SourceCanadian Shield/Bouclier canadien; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1996-C, 1996 p. 63-72, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
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NTS25K/11; 25K/12; 25L/09; 25L/10; 25M/01; 25M/02; 25K/13; 25K/14; 25L/15; 25L/16; 25M/08; 25N
AreaBaffin Island; Meta Incognita Peninsula; Lake Harbour; Iqaluit; Frobisher Bay
Lat/Long WENS-71.0000 -68.0000 64.0000 62.5000
Subjectsstratigraphy; tectonics; lithology; tectonostratigraphic zones; gneisses; metamorphic rocks; Archean; plutonic rocks; tonalites; monzo-granites; igneous rocks; stratigraphic correlations; semipelites; carbonate rocks; sedimentary rocks; Superior Province; Rae Province; Cape Smith Fold Belt; Ungava Orogen; Povungnituk Group; Lake Harbour Group; Cumberland Batholith; Narsajuaq Arc; Sugluk Group; Big Island Domain; Crooks Inlet Domain; Ramsay River Domain; Mount Joy Domain; Jordan River Domain; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs
Released1996 02 01
AbstractTectonostratigraphic domains in southern Baffin Island contain units which can be correlated with those in northern Quebec (Cape Smith Belt þ Ungava Orogen) or central Baffin Island (Baffin Orogen). A grey tonalite gneiss is identified as possible Archean Superior Province basement. Siliciclastic-mafic-ultramafic rock sequences are correlated with the Povungnituk Group (Quebec). Carbonate and siliciclastic units of the Lake Harbour Group may be in part equivalent to the Sugluk Group (Quebec). Large felsic plutonic units comprise the southern extension of the Cumberland Batholith (central Baffin Island). Finally, panels of tonalite and monzogranite are correlated with the Narsajuaq arc (Quebec). Such correlations do not support suggestions that orthogneisses on southern Baffin Island constitute the southeastern arm of the Archean Rae craton. Correlations with the Povungnituk Group highlight the economic potential of the area.

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