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TitleGeology, Amittok Lake (north), Baffin Island, Nunavut
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AuthorSt-Onge, M R; Weller, O M; Dyck, B J; Rayner, N M; Chadwick, T; Liikane, D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 255S, 2016, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/298758
Year2016
Alt SeriesCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office Open File Map 2016-12S
Alt Series255
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionprelim.
Documentserial
Lang.Inuktitut
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock, structural geology, 1:100,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, zone 19 (NAD83)
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is a translation of GeoConnections; (2016). Value study findings report, Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure, Information Product no. 48e
File formatreadme
File formatrtf; pdf; shp; xml; xls
ProvinceNunavut
NTS26K/09; 26K/10; 26K/11; 26K/12; 26K/13; 26K/14; 26K/15; 26K/16
AreaBaffin Island; Camsell Bay; Nettilling lake
Lat/Long WENS -70.0000 -68.0000 67.0000 66.5000
Subjectsstructural geology; stratigraphy; bedrock geology; igneous rocks; plutonic rocks; metamorphic rocks; metasedimentary rocks; monzo-granites; leucogranites; diorites; marbles; quartzites; deformation; structural features; faults; folds; metamorphism; Proterozoic; Precambrian
ProgramBaffin Bedrock Mapping, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
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Released2016 06 03
AbstractThis map summarizes the field observations for the Amittok Lake (north) map area following eight weeks of regional and targeted bedrock mapping on western Hall Peninsula. The 2015 field campaign completes a two-decade mission to update map coverage for the whole of Baffin Island south of latitude 70°N. The bedrock is dominated by a Paleoproterozoic metaplutonic suite, ranging in composition from gabbro to syenogranite, with crosscutting relations indicating a progression from mafic to silicic magmatism. Prevailing upper amphibolite to lower granulite facies metamorphic conditions overlap the stability limits of magnetite and orthopyroxene, which is consistent with equilibrium phase diagrams and regional aeromagnetic data. Metasedimentary rocks, including quartzite, pelite, marble, and metagreywacke, are present as screens and enclaves between and within plutonic bodies. An examination of the 'ghost' stratigraphy suggests that the metasedimentary rocks can be correlated with the middle Paleoproterozoic Lake Harbour Group in the south and Piling Group in the north. Two basaltic dyke swarms and shallowly dipping Ordovician limestone respectively crosscut and overly the Paleoproterozoic units.
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This map summarizes the field observations for the northern Amittok Lake area. The 2015 field campaign completes a two-decade mission to update map coverage for the whole of Baffin Island south of latitude 70°N. The bedrock is dominated by a Paleoproterozoic metaplutonic suite, ranging in composition from gabbro to syenogranite. Prevailing upper amphibolite to lower granulite facies metamorphic conditions overlap the stability limits of magnetite and orthopyroxene, which is consistent with equilibrium phase diagram s and regional aeromagnetic data. Metasedimentary rocks are present as screens and enclaves between and within plutonic bodies. An examination of the 'ghost' stratigraphy suggests that the metasedimentary rocks can be correlated with the middle Paleoproterozoic Lake Harbour Group in the south and Piling Group in the north. Two basaltic dyke swarm s and shallowly dipping Ordovician limestone respectively cross-cut and overly the Paleoproterozoic units.
GEOSCAN ID298758