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TitleSurficial geology, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, NTS 55-K/16
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 68, 2017, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
EditionPrelim., Surficial Data Model V.2.2 Conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits, features, 1:50,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 15 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Surficial geology, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; gdb; shp; xml
AreaRankin Inlet; Prairie Bay; Meliadine River; Meliadine Lake
Lat/Long WENS -92.5000 -92.0000 63.0000 62.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; organic deposits; alluvial deposits; marine sediments; beach deposits; deltaic deposits; intertidal deposits; postglacial emergence; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; glaciofluvial deposits; outwash fans; hummocks; ice contact deposits; tills; moraines; lag deposits; kettles; scarps; paleogeography; raised beaches; shoreline changes; eskers; drumlinoids; glacial flutings; roches moutonnees; solifluction; felsenmeer; glacial striations; ice movement directions; sands; gravels; silts; clays; mining; pits; quarries; permafrost; ice wedges; patterned ground; ice-wedge polygons; terraces; periglacial features; debris flow deposits; mud boils; meltwater channels; provenance; boulders; till plains; Tyrrell Sea; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Rae Province Project Management
Released2017 02 14
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Open File 4116 and its legend only, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.2) which can be found in Open File 8041. All geoscience knowledge and information from Open File 4116 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. 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 geodatabase 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.

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