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TitleGeology, Ward Inlet (south), Baffin Island, Nunavut, NTS 25-O (south) and 25-J (part)
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AuthorSteenkamp, H M; Gilbert, C; St-Onge, M R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 266, 2016, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/297349
Year2016
Alt SeriesCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office Open File Map 2016-02
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionprelim.
Documentserial
Lang.English
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock, structural geology, 1:100,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, zone 19 (NAD83)
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formatrtf; pdf; shp; xml; xls
ProvinceNunavut
NTS25J/13; 25J/14; 25O/01; 25O/02; 25O/03; 25O/04; 25O/05; 25O/06; 25O/07; 25O/08
AreaBaffin Island; Ward Inlet; Frobisher Bay
Lat/Long WENS-68.0000 -66.0000 63.5000 62.8167
Subjectsstructural geology; stratigraphy; bedrock geology; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; metamorphic rocks; metasedimentary rocks; monzo-granites; granodiorites; leucogranites; quartzites; diorites; peridotites; psammites; marbles; gneisses; deformation; structural features; faults; folds; metamorphism; Archean; Lake Harbour Group; Proterozoic; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs
ProgramCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Funding Program
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Released2016 04 22
AbstractThe Hall Peninsula Integrated Geoscience Program was led by the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, and was designed to increase the geoscience knowledge and assess the economic potential of the area. Eastern Hall Peninsula is dominantly underlain by Archean tonalite to quartz diorite orthogneiss, while Paleoproterozoic supracrustal and intrusive rocks are exposed to the west. The supracrustal rocks are dominated by pelitic, psammitic, amphibolite and calc-silicate units, are interpreted as correlative with the Lake Harbour Group, and are cut by granulite-grade monzogranite to diorite intrusions. Hall Peninsula records three phases of metamorphism and deformation associated with the Trans-Hudson Orogen that have produced thick-skinned, east-verging fold and thrust structures and amphibolite to granulite facies mineral assemblages. Hall Peninsula hosts a highly prospective diamond kimberlite field, as well as mafic and carbonate supracrustal rocks, and ultramafic intrusions that may contain base and/or precious metal, semi-precious gemstone and carving stone resource potential.
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The Hall Peninsula Integrated Geoscience Program was led by the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, and was designed to increase geoscience knowledge and assess the economic potential of the area. Eastern Hall Peninsula is mostly underlain by Archean tonalite to quartz-diorite orthogneiss, while Paleoproterozoic supracrustal and intrusive rocks are exposed to the west. The supracrustal rocks comprise pelitic, psammitic, amphibolite and calc-silicate units, are interpreted as correlative with the Lake Harbour Group, and are cut by granulite-grade monzogranite to diorite intrusions. Hall Peninsula records 3 phases of deformation associated with the Trans-Hudson Orogen that have produced thick-skinned, east-verging fold and thrust structures and amphibolite- to granulite-facies mineral assemblages. Hall Peninsula hosts a highly prospective kimberlite field, as well as mafic, ultramafic, and carbonate rocks that may contain metal, semi-precious gemstone and carving stone resource potential.
GEOSCAN ID297349