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TitleGeology, Precambrian geology of northern Boothia Peninsula and Somerset Island, Nunavut
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AuthorFrisch, T
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6051, 2011, 2 sheets; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/287896
Year2011
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Maps2 maps
Map Info.geological, bedrock, structural geology, 1:250,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital; CD-ROM
File formatreadme / lisez-moi
File formatpdf; e00; shp; doc; JPEG2000
ProvinceNunavut
NTS57G/02; 57G/03; 57G/04; 57G/05; 57G/06; 57G/07; 57G/10; 57G/11; 57G/12; 57G/13; 57G/14; 57G/15; 58B/02; 58B/03; 58B/04; 58B/05; 58B/06; 58B/07; 58B/10; 58B/11; 58B/12; 58B/13; 58B/14; 58B/15; 58C/02; 58C/03; 58C/04; 58C/05; 58C/06; 58C/07; 58C/10; 58C/11; 58C/12; 58C/13; 58C/14; 58C/15; 67H/01; 67H/08
AreaBoothia Peninsula; Somerset Island
Lat/Long WENS-97.0000 -93.0000 74.0000 71.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; geochronology; economic geology; bedrock geology; structural features; lithology; metamorphic rocks; gneisses; marbles; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; plutonic rocks; metamorphism; deformation; sedimentary rocks; Archean; Eureka Sound Formation; Hunting Formation; Aston Formation; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Paleozoic; Mesozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Calgary (Earth Sciences)
 
Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Vancouver (Earth Sciences)
 
Natural Resources Canada library - Québec (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramNorthern Mineral Development Program
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Released2011 02 15
AbstractThe map area lies in the central part of the Boothia Uplift, a linear, positive structural feature extending northward more than 900 km from southern Boothia Peninsula through Somerset Island to the central Arctic Archipelago. The southern two-thirds of the uplift comprises a crystalline core (a salient of the Precambrian Shield) and flanking unmetamorphosed, Proterozoic to Devonian sedimentary strata. The salient is bordered on the west (Prince of Wales Island) by a Silurian-Devonian clastic wedge. Uplift largely occurred along steeply east-dipping thrust faults during the Siluro-Devonian, the movement possibly being related to Caledonian orogeny far to the east (Okulitch et al., 1986). The crystalline core between 71° and 74°N, some 80 km wide and consisting of high-grade metamorphic rocks of the Churchill Structural Province, was the focus of the mapping project.
GEOSCAN ID287896