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TitleGeochemical data from Archean and Paleoproterozoic plutonic and volcanic rocks of Cumberland Peninsula, eastern Baffin Island, Nunavut
AuthorWhalen, J B; Sanborn-Barrie, M; Young, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6933, 2012, 15 pages, (Open Access)
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xls; doc
NTS16E; 16K; 16L; 16M; 26H; 26I; 26J; 26P
AreaCumberland Peninsula; Baffin Island
Lat/Long WENS-67.0000 -60.5000 68.0000 64.7500
Subjectsgeochemistry; surficial geology/geomorphology; bedrock geology; geochemical analyses; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; volcanic rocks; Archean; lithology; mineral potential; tectonic setting; Paleozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; plots; ternary diagrams
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals, Multiple Metals - Cumberland Peninsula (Baffin Island, Nunavut)
Released2012 07 18
AbstractThe following report presents a compilation of the geochemical data collected as part of a multidisciplinary geoscience project on Cumberland Peninsula, eastern Baffin Island. Bedrock mapping and sample collection was undertaken during the summers of 2009 and 2010 as part of NRCan's Geomapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) initiative. Prior to this, significant geoscience knowledge gaps existed due to limited and outdated mapping (Jackson 1971), as well as scant isotopic information. Collectively, new maps (Sanborn-Barrie et al. 2011a, b, c), geochronological results (Rayner et al., in press) and the geochemical data presented here contribute to a vastly improved understanding of the lithological associations, crustal architecture and mineral potential of this part of the eastern Canadian Arctic.