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TitleGlacial history and drift prospecting, Conn Lake and Buchan Gulf, northern Baffin Island, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorUtting, D J; Little, E CORCID logo; Coulthard, R D; Brown, O H; Hartman, G M D; Huscroft, C A; Smith, J S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. 2006-C3, 2006, 11 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; CD-ROM; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
NTS37E; 37G; 37H
AreaConn Lake; Buchan Gulf; Baffin Island; Icebound Lakes
Lat/Long WENS-80.0000 -72.0000 72.0000 70.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; glacial history; glacial deposits; glaciation; drift prospecting; mineral potential; Archean; diamond; precious metals; base metal deposits; base metals; ice flow; ice movement directions; tills; till geochemistry; stream sediment geochemistry; kimberlites; field work; Mary River Group; Barnes Ice Cap; Quaternary; Cenozoic; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs; graphs
Released2006 09 01
AbstractNortheast Baffin Island, in the region of Conn Lake and Buchan Gulf, is an area having high exploration potential for precious metals, base metals, and diamonds; however, much of the region is extensively covered by thick glacial deposits that hinder traditional, bedrock-focused exploration techniques. A better understanding of glacial deposits, transport, and history is essential to reduce exploration risk in the region. This study presents the results of fieldwork in 2005 focused on glacial deposits and complex ice-movement history (four phases are proposed) of northeast Baffin Island. This paper provides a review of previous work; it also includes a summary of field operations and presents a glacial chronology based on geomorphology and ice-movement indicators.

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