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TitleReport of activities for the bedrock geology and economic potential of the Tehery-Wager area: GEM-2 Rae Project
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AuthorWodicka, N; Steenkamp, H M; Lawley, C J M; Peterson, T D; Guilmette, C; Girard, É; Buenviaje, R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7970, 2015, 14 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/297294
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS46D/05; 46D/12; 46D/13; 46D/14; 56A; 56B; 56C/01; 56C/02; 56C/07; 56C/08; 56C/09; 56C/10; 56C/15; 56C/16; 56F/01; 56F/02; 56F/07; 56F/08; 56F/09; 56F/10; 56F/15; 56F/16; 56G/01; 56G/02; 56G/03; 56G/04; 56G/05; 56G/06; 56G/07; 56G/08; 56G/09; 56G/10; 56G/11; 56G/12; 56H/01; 56H/02; 56H/03; 56H/04; 56H/05; 56H/06; 56H/07; 56H/08; 46E/03; 46E/04
AreaKazan Shield; Wager Bay; Tehery-Wager
Lat/Long WENS -93.0000 -87.0000 65.8333 64.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; economic geology; stratigraphy; structural geology; bedrock geology; mineral potential; metamorphic rocks; gneisses; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; deformation; tills; glacial deposits; Canadian Shield; indicator minerals; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramRae Province, Tehery-Wager Bay, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2015 11 20
Abstract(Summary)
The Tehery-Wager activity of the GEM-2 Rae project is being led by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office (CNGO) with participants from the Nunavut Arctic College and Canadian universities. The study area comprises all or parts of eight National Topographic System (NTS) map areas north of Chesterfield Inlet and south of Wager Bay in Nunavut (NTS 46D, E, 56A, B, C, F, G, and H). The focus is on targeted bedrock geology mapping (1:100 000 scale), surficial geology studies, surface and stream sediment sampling, and other thematic studies, which collectively will increase the level of geological knowledge in this frontier area to better evaluate its potential for a variety of commodities including diamonds and other gemstones, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, carving stone, and aggregates. This report presents some results from the 2015 bedrock mapping, which have allowed refinement of the spatial distribution of major rock units, documentation of their geological histories in relative time, and a preliminary evaluation of their economic potential. In addition, our work highlights the usefulness of acquiring portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometry analyses in the field, which have proven to be a powerful tool in support of mapping for differentiating disparate rocks types and compositions.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Tehery-Wager activity of the GEM-2 Rae project is being led by the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office with participants from the Nunavut Arctic College and Canadian universities. The study area comprises all or parts of eight National Topographic System map areas north of Chesterfield Inlet (NTS 46D, E, 56A, B, C, F, G, and H). The focus is on bedrock geology mapping (1:100 000), surficial geology studies, surface and stream sediment sampling, and other thematic studies to increase the level of geological knowledge in this frontier area and better evaluate its potential for a variety of commodities including diamonds and other gemstones, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, carving stone, and aggregate deposits.
GEOSCAN ID297294