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TitleGeology, Uqpilik, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBédard, J H; Rainbird, R HORCID logo; Currie, L DORCID logo; Turner, E C
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 188, 2015, 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
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS87F/15; 87F/16SW; 87F/16NW
AreaVictoria Island; Uqpilik; Niviktuuyuq; Tahiqpaaluk; Iqqakharviak
Lat/Long WENS-117.8500 -116.7000 71.0000 70.7500
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; sedimentary rocks; marine deposits; sandstones; dolostones; limestones; siltstones; shales; evaporites; carbonates; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; dykes; sills; faults; intrusive rocks; structural features; Franklin Intrusions; Shaler Supergroup; Kilian Formation; Kuujjua Foramtion; Precambrian; Proterozoic
ProgramGEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals PGE/Base Metals - Victoria Island (NWT and Nunavut)
Released2015 12 14
AbstractNTS 87-F/15 is underlain by the Kilian and Kuujjua formations of the Neoproterozoic Shaler Supergroup. The shallowly dipping strata define the nose and northern flank of the Holman Island Syncline. Carbonate, shale, and evaporitic rocks of the Kilian Formation are well exposed as cliff sections beneath capping sills, but also form a plateau in the west-central part of the map area, where a small, circular, gabbroic body is interpreted to be a laccolithic offshoot of an unexposed sill. The sharp, conformable contact between the Kilian Formation and overlying-Kuujjua Formation is exposed in the eastern part of the map area. Up to 6 Type 2 (diabasic) sills outcrop as stepped cuestas that strike north to northeast across the entire map area. Some of the sills appear to branch towards the southwest. Some sills appear to cut across the sedimentary strata at a shallow angle. Several steep, northeast and north striking lineaments (possible normal faults) occur in the western part of the map area.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
A map of the southern block of the Minto Inlier, sheet 87F15, showing the distribution of bedrock units.

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