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TitleReport on ice-flow history, deglacial chronology, and surficial geology, Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorUtting, D J; Gosse, J C; Hodgson, D A; Trommelen, M S; Vickers, K J; Kelley, S E; Ward, B
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) 2007-C2, 2007, 13 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Till survey results and ice-transport interpretations, Foxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, Nunavut
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
NTS36A; 36B; 36C; 36D/04; 36D/05; 36D/12; 36D/13; 36E/01; 36E/08; 36F/01; 36F/02; 36F/03; 36F/04; 36F/05; 36F/06; 36F/07; 36F/08; 36G/01; 36G/02; 36G/03; 36G/04; 36G/05; 36G/06; 36G/07; 36G/08; 36H/01; 36H/02; 36H/03; 36H/04; 36H/05; 36H/06; 36H/07; 36H/08
AreaFoxe Peninsula; Baffin Island; Cape Dorset; Foxe Basin; Foxe Strait; Hudson Strait
Lat/Long WENS-78.5000 -72.0000 65.5000 63.5000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geochronology; geochemistry; economic geology; glacial history; glaciation; deglaciation; ice sheets; ice flow; ice movement directions; ice transport directions; glacial features; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; tills; glacial striations; erratics; dispersal patterns; domes; moraines; moraine, de geer; deltas; eskers; lakes; deltaic deposits; beach deposits; marine deposits; ice margins; sedimentary structures; till stratigraphy; geochemical analyses; till analyses; till geochemistry; lithology; drift prospecting; mineral distribution; mineral exploration; base metals; diamond; sulphide deposits; heavy mineral analyses; provenance; source rocks; source areas; geochronometry; radiometric dating; radiocarbon dating; organic materials; paleo-sea levels; sea level changes; Hudson Strait Ice Stream; Foxe Dome; Amadjuak Ice Divide; Foxe Ice Divide; Amadjuak Dome; Weston Escarpment; Last Glacial Maximum; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Precambrian
Illustrationssketch maps; digital elevation models; tables; photographs; satellite images
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
ProgramNSERC Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Released2007 08 01
AbstractFoxe Peninsula, southwest Baffin Island, is an area with exploration potential for base metals and diamonds, but is lacking in basic geoscience data. In an effort to improve the glacial geological understanding, ice-flow indicators such as striae and erratics were used to reconstruct five phases of ice flow. These phases record the influences of the Hudson Strait Ice Stream (easterly); Foxe dome, and the Amadjuak and Foxe divides (southerly component); and Amadjuak dome (northwesterly component) on ice flow in the region. Terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide ages are presented for the Foxe moraine (early to mid-Holocene) and a delta (early Holocene) to the west of Cape Dorset.

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