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TitleSurficial geology, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, NTS 77-D and part of NTS 77-A
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 234, 2016, 1 sheet, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, lithological, 1:250,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 13 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Sharpe, D R; (1993). Surficial geology, Cambridge Bay, District of Franklin, Northwest Territories, Geological Survey of Canada, "A" Series Map no. 1825A
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xml; xls; shp
NTS77D; 77A/13; 77A/14; 77A/15; 77A/16
AreaVictoria Island; Ferguson Lake; Wellington Bay
Lat/Long WENS-108.0000 -104.0000 70.0000 68.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; Holocene; organic deposits; colluvial deposits; marine deposits; Wisconsinian Glacial Stage; glacial stages; glaciomarine deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; moraines; tills; glacial striations; drumlins; eskers; glacial deposits; Quaternary
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals, Rae Province Project Management
Released2016 07 27
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 1825A and its legend, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.1) which can be found in Open File 7741. All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 1825A 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. This consists of a few glacial striations, crag-and-tails, and cross-cutting drumlinoid ridges from Fyles, 1963. 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 legacy 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.