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Title2015 report of activities for completing the regional bedrock mapping of the southern half of Baffin Island: GEM 2 Baffin Project
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AuthorRayner, N M; St-Onge, M R; Weller, O M; Tschirhart, V
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7953, 2015, 14 pages (1 sheet), https://doi.org/10.4095/297297
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Rayner, N M; St-Onge, M R; Miles, W F; (2014). Report of activities for completing the regional bedrock mapping of the southern half of Baffin Island: GEM 2 Baffin Project, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7704
RelatedThis publication is superceded by St-Onge, M R; Weller, O M; Rayner, N M; (2016). 2016 report of activities for completing the regional bedrock mapping of the southern half of Baffin Island: GEM 2 Baffin Project, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8118
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS25G/13; 25G/14; 25G/15; 25G/16; 25H/13; 25I/04; 25I/05; 25J; 26C; 26F; 26G; 26J; 26K
AreaBaffin Island; Hall Peninsula; Amittok Lake; Clearwater Fiord; McKeand River; Irvine Inlet; Sylvia Grinnell Lake; Grinnell Glacier
Lat/Long WENS -68.0000 -65.7500 63.0000 61.8333
Lat/Long WENS -70.0000 -66.0000 68.0000 64.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; exploration activities; field work; bedrock geology; Hall Peninsula Gneiss Complex
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
ProgramBaffin Bedrock Mapping, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
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Released2015 11 20
Abstract(Summary)
Modern geological maps inform industry, government, and community stakeholders of potential economic resources. During the past two decades, systematic and targeted mapping of Precambrian and Phanerozoic bedrock geology has been completed for large tracts of Nunavut. At the start of 2015, only one gap remained to finalize the coverage of Baffin Island south of latitude 70?N: the Clearwater Fiord-Sylvia Grinnell Lake area. This region, directly north of Iqaluit, had little modern geologic information available. Prior to this summer's work it was limited to a reconnaissance study completed in the 1960s. The current project undertook targeted, modern geological mapping to increase the geoscience knowledge of eastern Nunavut. Improved geological maps help determine the potential for precious metals, base metals, and carving stone in this region. The proximity of Nunavut's largest settlement, Iqaluit, makes exploration work in these areas easily accessible. Effective and meaningful partnerships, including the City of Iqaluit and the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Hunters and Trappers Organizations, and most importantly Nunavut Arctic College, were key to the success of the field component of this project.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Modern geological maps inform industry, government, and community stakeholders of potential economic resources. During the past two decades systematic and targeted mapping of bedrock geology has been completed for large tracks of Nunavut. At the start of 2015, only one gap remained to finalize the coverage of Baffin Island south of latitude 70°N; the Clearwater Fiord-Sylvia Grinnell Lake area. This area, directly north of Iqaluit, had little modern geologic information available. Prior to this summer's work it was limited to a reconnaissance study completed in the 1960¿s. The current project undertook targeted, modern geological mapping to increase the geoscience knowledge for the territory. Improved geologic maps help decipher the potential for precious metals, base metals, and carving stone in this region. The proximity of Nunavut¿s largest settlement, Iqaluit, makes exploration work in these areas easily accessible.
GEOSCAN ID297297