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TitleReport of activities for the GEM-2 Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island project: integrated geoscience of the Northwest Passage
AuthorSanborn-Barrie, M; Ford, A; Hillary, E M; Tschirhart, V L; Tremblay, T; Maharaj, J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8128, 2016, 11 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
NTS57G/02; 57G/03; 57G/04; 57G/05; 57G/06; 57G/07; 57G/10; 57G/11; 57G/12; 57G/13; 57G/14; 57G/15; 58B; 58C; 67E/01; 67E/08; 67E/09; 67E/16; 67H/01; 67H/08
AreaBoothia Peninsula; Somerset Island
Lat/Long WENS -97.0000 -91.0000 74.0000 71.0000
Subjectsstratigraphy; structural geology; educational geology; bedrock geology; structural features; metamorphic rocks; igneous rocks; Archean; Precambrian; Proterozoic; Paleozoic; Mesozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
ProgramRae Province, Boothia-Somerset, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2016 12 01
The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program is laying the foundation for sustainable economic development in the North. The Program provides modern public geoscience that will set the stage for long-term decision making related to investment in responsible resource development. Geoscience knowledge produced by GEM supports evidence-based exploration for new energy and mineral resources and enables northern communities to make informed decisions about their land, economy and society. Building upon the success of its first five-years, the program has been renewed (GEM-2) until 2020 to continue producing new, publically available, regional-scale geoscience knowledge in Canada's North.
During the summer 2016, GEM-2 successfully carried out 17 research activities that included geological, geochemical and geophysical surveying. Many of these were undertaken in collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, northerners and their institutions, academia and the private sector. GEM-2 will continue to work with these key collaborators as the program advances.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Geomapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) Program is committed to maximizing benefits of geoscience research to northerners. One approach to attain this is through community-based training, to provide Northerners an opportunity to gain a 'hands-on' sense of methods used to gather geological data, and a venue to learn how geoscience data can be accessed and used for planning and decision making, in a familiar setting. The Taloyoak Geoscience Field School, a pilot initiative described in this report, was designed and successfully executed from a low-impact GSC tent camp setting on the outskirts of Taloyoak, NU, August 5-10, 2016 with these objectives in mind.