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TitleGeology, tectonic assemblage map of Hadley Bay, Victoria and Prince of Wales islands, Nunavut - Northwest Territories
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRainbird, R HORCID logo; Harrison, J C; Hillary, E M; Ford, A; Hulbert, L J; Christie, R L; Campbell, F H A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 75, 2013, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock and structural geology, 1:500,000
ProjectionLambert Conformal Conic Projection (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
RelatedThis publication is superceded by Geology, tectonic assemblage map of Hadley Bay, Victoria and Prince of Wales islands, Nunavut - Northwest Territories
RelatedThis publication is related to Geology, simplified tectonic assemblage map of the Canadian Arctic Islands, Northwest Territories - Nunavut
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xml; rtf; xls; JPEG2000
ProvinceNunavut; Northwest Territories
NTS68B; 68C; 77G; 77H; 78A; 78B; 78D
AreaHadley Bay; Victoria Island; Prince of Wales Island
Lat/Long WENS-112.0000 -100.0000 74.0000 71.0000
Subjectstectonics; stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonic interpretations; tectonic elements; tectonic environments; tectonic setting; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; dolostones; limestones; shales; igneous rocks; diabases; basalts; dykes; faults; foliation; intrusive rocks; Paleozoic; Cambrian; Ordovician; Silurian; Devonian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals GEM Tri-Territorial Information Management & databases (Tri-Territorial Bedrock Framework)
Released2013 10 09
AbstractThis map and the related geodatabase illustrate the bedrock geology of central and northeastern Victoria Island, Stefansson Island, and western Prince of Wales Island. Major features of the area include inliers of Neoarchean basement granitoid rocks; clastic rock-dominated sections associated with the late Paleoproterozoic Kilohigok Basin, and Mesoproterozoic Elu Basin; extensive Meso- and Neoproterozoic strata of Amundsen Basin, diabase sills, and extrusive basaltic rocks related to the Franklin Large Igneous Province (ca. 723 Ma) and unconformable Cambrian to Devonian strata of Arctic Platform.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This map and related digital map files presents our current understanding of the geology of northern Victoria Island and western Prince of Wales Island in the southern Canadian Arctic Islands, western Nunavut and northern Northwest Territories. Extensive glacial material in this area means that we have a poor understanding of underlying bedrock in some parts of this map. Nevertheless, the area has some potential for zinc, lead, copper, nickel, platinum group elements and kimberlite; the pipe-like rock body that may contain commercial diamond.

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