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Title2016 report of activities for completing the regional bedrock mapping of the southern half of Baffin Island: GEM 2 Baffin Project
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AuthorSt-Onge, M R; Weller, O M; Rayner, N M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8118, 2016, 11 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299195
Year2016
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
NTS25G/13; 25G/14; 25G/15; 25G/16; 25H/13; 25I/04; 25I/05; 25J; 26C; 26F; 26G; 26J; 26K
AreaBaffin Island; Hall Peninsula; Amittok Lake; Clearwater Fiord; McKeand River; Irvine Inlet; Sylvia Grinnell Lake; Grinnell Glacier
Lat/Long WENS -68.0000 -65.7500 63.0000 61.8333
Lat/Long WENS -70.0000 -66.0000 68.0000 64.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; geochronology; exploration activities; field work; bedrock geology; Archean; eclogites; Hall Peninsula Gneiss Complex; Lake Harbour Group; Piling Group; Hoare Bay Group; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; diagrams
ProgramBaffin Bedrock Mapping, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2016 10 24
Abstract(Summary)
This report serves as an update on the map compilation and publication, petrological research and geochronological lab activities undertaken as part of the GEM2 South Baffin bedrock mapping project during 2016 (Fig. 1).
Geological maps inform industry, government, and community stakeholders of potential economic resources. During the past two decades, systematic and targeted mapping of Precambrian and Phanerozoic bedrock geology has been completed for large tracts of Nunavut. The summer of 2015 saw the last gap filled in the regional bedrock coverage of Baffin Island south of latitude 70?N: the Sylvia Grinnell Lake - Clearwater Fiord area (Rayner et al., 2015; Weller et al., 2015). Improved geological maps help determine the potential for diamonds, base metals and carving stone in southern Baffin Island. The proximity of Nunavut's largest community, Iqaluit, makes exploration work in these areas easily accessible.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This report serves as an update on the 2016 map compilation and publication, petrological research and geochronological lab activities undertaken as part of the GEM2 South Baffin bedrock mapping project.
GEOSCAN ID299195