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TitlePreliminary petrography of current and potential carving stone, Gibson Lake-Cross Bay area, Northwest Territories (Kivalliq region, Nunavut)
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHanmer, S; Sandeman, H A; Tella, S; Ryan, J J; Hadlari, TORCID logo; Mills, A
SourceCanadian Shield/Bouclier canadien; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1999-C, 1999 p. 77-86, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Canadian Shield
File formatpdf
NTS55N/11; 55N/12; 55N/13; 55N/14
AreaCross Bay; Gibson Lake; Big Lake; Chesterfield Inlet; Rankin Inlet; Baker Lake
Lat/Long WENS-94.0000 -93.0000 64.0000 63.5000
Subjectsindustrial minerals; carving stone, commodity; petrographic analyses; quarries; pyroxenites; Precambrian
Illustrationsphotomicrographs; sketch maps
ProgramWestern Churchill NATMAP Project
Released1999 02 01
AbstractCarving stone, used by artisans in the local hamlets of Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake, is quarried in a small-scale operation on the south side of Cross Bay, Chesterfield Inlet. This report presents a preliminary petrographic description and comparison of the currently quarried carving stone, and of similar materials from other sites identified in the course of regional bedrock mapping during the 1998 field season in the Gibson Lake-Cross Bay area.

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