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TitleEconomic potential of northeast Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
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AuthorDewing, K; Harrison, J C; Mayr, U
SourceGeology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut; by Mayr, U (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, 2009 p. 347-360; 1 CD-ROM, https://doi.org/10.4095/289653
Year2009
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; CD-ROM
RelatedThis publication is contained in Mayr, U; (2009). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592, ed. rev.
RelatedThis publication supercedes Mayr, U; (2008). Geology of northeast Ellesmere Island adjacent to Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel, Nunavut, Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin no. 592
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProvinceNunavut
NTS39E/11; 39E/12; 39E/13; 39E/14; 39F/13; 39F/14; 39F/15; 39F/16; 120B/04; 120B/05; 120B/06; 120B/11; 120B/12; 120B/13; 120B/14; 120B/15; 120C/02; 120C/03; 120C/04; 120C/05; 120C/06; 120C/07; 120C/08; 120C/10; 120C/11; 120C/14; 120C/15; 120C/16; 340A/01; 340A/02; 340A/03; 340A/07; 340A/08; 340A/09; 340A/16
AreaEllesmere Island; Kennedy Channel; Kane Basin; Bache Peninsula; Judge Daly Promontory; Knud Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-80.0000 -64.0000 82.0000 78.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; fossil fuels; mineral occurrences; mineral potential; basement geology; bedrock geology; hydrocarbon maturation; thermal maturation; maturation; carbonates; lead; zinc; coal; Canadian Shield; Hazen Formation; Daly River Fault Zone; Scoresby Bay Formation; Cape Clay Formation; Paleozoic; Devonian; Carboniferous; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian; Quaternary; Tertiary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous
Illustrationsphotographs; drawings; tables
Released2008 12 30
AbstractThe economic potential of northeast Ellesmere Island has been assessed at a reconnaissance level. Three types of Zn-Pb showings are present. From basin to platform these are carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn-Ag-Au-Cu (Sb-As) quartz veins of the Hazen Formation in the northwestern part of Judge Daly Promontory; Zn-Pb-Fe showings in the Hazen Formation close to the shelf margin and Daly River Fault
Zone; and carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb showings in platformal strata of the Scoresby Bay and Cape Clay formations. Three hydrocarbon play types can be visualized for the northeast Ellesmere Island area: structural traps in lower Paleozoic carbonate in the footwall of the thrusts, the Silurian reef tract in undeformed area, and offshore areas (grabens?) with thick Cretaceous - Tertiary sediment.
Signifi cant coal occurs in the Bache Peninsula graben in 21 seams, each more than 1 m thick. About 100 million tons of coal could be present if an 8 km2 area is underlain by 3.2 m to 19.9 m of coal seams.
GEOSCAN ID289653