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TitleGlacial geomorphology and till geochemistry of central Melville Peninsula, Nunavut
AuthorTremblay, T; Paulen, R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7115, 2012, 46 pages, (Open Access)
LinksMetadata - Métadonnées
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xls; rtf; xml
NTS46M/16; 46N/13; 46N/14; 46N/15; 46N/16; 46O/13; 46O/14; 46O/15; 46O/16; 46P/13; 47A/02; 47A/03; 47A/04; 47A/05; 47A/06; 47A/07; 47A/10; 47A/11; 47A/12; 47A/13; 47A/14; 47A/15; 47B/01; 47B/02; 47B/07; 47B/08; 47B/09; 47B/10; 47B/15; 47B/16; 47C/01; 47C/02; 47D/02; 47D/03; 47D/04
AreaMelville Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-86.5000 -81.0000 69.4167 67.8333
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; glacial history; glacial features; glacial deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; glacial landforms; glacial history; glaciation; physiography; tills; till analyses; till deposits; till geochemistry; deglaciation; gold; Central Melville Plateau; Hurd Plateau; Rae Isthmus; Foxe Basin; digital elevation models; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; pie charts; satellite images; photographs
ProgramMultiple Metals - Melville Peninsula (Nunavut), GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2012 09 20
AbstractIn 2009, the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office commenced Quaternary fieldwork on northern Melville Peninsula as part of the Geo-Mapping for Energy & Minerals (GEM) Multiple-metals - Melville Peninsula Geoscience Project. An important component of this project augments an already substantial amount of Quaternary data and knowledge for Melville Peninsula. This new research, focuses on: i) providing a better understanding of the glacial history in the region, and ii) conducting a till geochemistry and heavy mineral sampling survey to assist mineral exploration in regions underlain by prospective bedrock but mantled by deposits of varying thicknesses. The geochemistry and mineralogy of both heavy mineral concentrates from till and silt-sized till matrix were analyzed to obtain results regarding base metals, gold and diamond potential. Quaternary studies were focused on the northern half of Melville Peninsula in 2009.