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TitleResource potential for industrial limestone on southwestern Southampton Island, Nunavut: mineable intervals and area
AuthorZhang, S
SourceCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Summary of Activities 2015, 2015 p. 171-181 (Open Access)
LinksOnline - En ligne (PDF, 3.95 MB)
LinksSupplementary Data - Données supplémentaires (XLSX, 117.98 KB)
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150309
PublisherCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
File formatpdf; xls
ProvinceNunavut
NTS45M/09; 45M/10; 45M/11; 45M/14; 45M/15; 45M/16; 45N; 45O/09; 45O/12; 45O/13; 45O/14; 45O/15; 45O/16; 45P/09; 45P/10; 45P/11; 45P/12; 45P/13; 45P/14; 45P/15; 45P/16; 46A; 46B; 46C; 46D/01; 46D/02; 46D/08; 46D/09; 46D/16; 46E/01; 46E/08; 46E/09; 46F/01; 46F/02; 46F/03; 46F/04; 46F/05; 46F/06; 46F/07; 46F/08; 46F/11; 46F/12; 46F/13; 46F/14; 46G/03; 46G/04
AreaSouthampton Island
Lat/Long WENS -87.5000 -80.0000 66.0000 63.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; Lower Silurian; mineral deposits; limestone, commodity; sedimentary rocks; limestones; calcium oxide; x-ray fluorescence analyses; rock analyses, major elements; rock analyses, trace elements; mining; Ekwan River Formation; Moose River Basin; limestone purity; Phanerozoic; Paleozoic; Silurian
Illustrationstables; geological sketch maps; location maps; stratigraphic charts; bar graphs; photographs
ProgramPolar Continental Shelf Project
ProgramCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Funding Program
AbstractThe data collected in 2013 indicated that high-calcium limestone is present in the Lower Silurian Ekwan River Formation south of Manico Point on western Southampton Island. Following the industrial limestone project in 2013, more detailed fieldwork was carried out in 2014 in the expanded prospective area, approximately 320 km2 between Manico Point and Nalugalaarvik Point on western Southampton Island. A total of 106 samples were collected along six creeks in this area; all samples were analyzed using X-ray fluorescence. Based on the CaO content, the field observations and the distribution pattern of Paleozoic strata on the island, the mineable intervals with high- and very high calcium limestone have been identified, and a map of limestone purity distribution has been made for the project area.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The data collected in 2013 suggested that high-calcium limestone occurs in the Lower Silurian Ekwan River Formation south of Manico Point on western Southampton Island. Following the industrial limestone project in 2013, more detailed field work was carried out in the expanded prospective area, about 320 km2 between Manico Point and Nalugalaarvik Point on western Southampton Island in 2014. A total of 106 samples were collected along six creeks in this area; all samples were analyzed using X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Based on the CaO content, the field observations and the distribution pattern of Paleozoic strata on the island, the mineable intervals with very high and high-calcium limestone have been identified, and a map of limestone purity distribution has been made for the project area.
GEOSCAN ID297339