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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Kamilukuak Lake, Nunavut, NTS 65-K
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 221, 2017, 1 sheet, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
EditionPrelim., surficial data model v.2.2 conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 14 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Aylsworth, J M; (1985). Surficial geology, Kamilukuak Lake, District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, Geological Survey of Canada, Preliminary Map no. 4-1985
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; gdb; shp; xml; mxd (ArcGIS 10)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
AreaKamilukuak Lake; Dubawnt Lake; Nowleye Lake; Angikuni Lake; Carruthers Lake
Lat/Long WENS-102.0000 -100.0000 63.0000 62.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; alluvial deposits; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; glaciolacustrine deposits; beach deposits; spits; glaciofluvial deposits; outwash plains; outwash fans; hummocks; terraces; kettles; meltwater channels; ice contact deposits; eskers; tills; moraines; sands; gravels; boulders; ice-wedge polygons; frost cracks; anastomosis; drumlins; drumlinoids; solifluction; crag and tail; glacial striations; ice movement directions; Keewatin Ice Divide; diamicton; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals, Rae Province Project Management
Released2017 02 14
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 4-1985 and its legend, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.2) which can be found in Open File 8041. All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 4-1985 that conformed to the current SDM were maintained during the conversion process. Additional material such as marginal notes or figures which may exist on the original map, are not included here. Supplementary, limited legacy information was added to complement the converted geoscience data. There are identified in the accompanying geodatabase. The purpose of converting legacy map data to a common science language and common legend is to enable and facilitate the efficient digital compilation, interpretation, management and dissemination of geologic map information in a structured and consistent manner. This provides an effective knowledge management tool designed around a geo-database which can expand following the type of information to appear on new surficial geology maps.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and limited fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials. It contributes to resource assessments and effective land use management.