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TitleGeology, Diamond Jenness Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRainbird, R HORCID logo; Bédard, J H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 155, 2014, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock and structural geology, 1:50,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 11 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedNRCan photo(s) in this publication
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xml; rtf; xls; JPEG2000
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaVictoria Island; Diamond Jenness Peninsula
Lat/Long WENS-115.0000 -114.0000 71.2500 71.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; marine deposits; sandstones; dolostones; limestones; shales; igneous rocks; dykes; sills; faults; intrusive rocks; structural features; Franklin Intrusions; Natkusiak Formation; Shaler Supergroup; Kuujjua Formation; Kilian Formation; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Precambrian; Proterozoic
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals PGE/Base Metals - Victoria Island (NWT and Nunavut)
Released2014 05 27
AbstractNTS 87-H/3 is underlain by the middle to upper Kilian, Kuujjua and Natkusiak formations of the Neoproterozoic Shaler Supergroup. Together with ~3 diabase sills (type 2), spaced at regular intervals within the host sedimentary rocks, the strata comprise the gently south-dipping northern limb of the Holman Island Syncline. The northwest of the map area is dominated by a thick sill, which forms a prominent SE dip slope down to the Kuujjua River. Sedimentary strata are best exposed along a prominent cuesta that faces north-northwest along the south side of the Kuujjua River. The upper Kilian Formation and crossbedded quartzarenite of the disconformably overlying Kuujjua Formation are prominent along the cuesta's face together with conformably capping basalt flows of the Natkusiak Formation. Of note in this area, are quartz-arenite layers in basal lava flows of the Natkusiak, indicating that rivers which formed the Kuujjua sandstones continued to deposit detritus during volcanism.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Bedrock Geology of NTS 87H/03, western Minto Inlier of Victoria Island. The area is underlain by sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the early Neoproterozoic Shaler Supergroup.

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