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TitleReconnaissance surficial geology, Marble Island, Nunavut, part of NTS 55-J
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 242, 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, surfical deposits and features, 1:125,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 15 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Surficial Geology, Marble Island, District of Keewatin
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; gdb (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); shp (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); xml (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x); mxd (ESRI® ArcGIS(TM) v.10.x)
NTS55J/10; 55J/11; 55J/12; 55J/13; 55J/14; 55J/15
AreaMarble Island; Rankin Inlet
Lat/Long WENS -92.0000 -90.5667 63.0000 62.5000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; postglacial deposits; alluvial deposits; drainage systems; flood plains; alluvium; ice wedges; lacustrine deposits; marine deposits; beach deposits; sand bars; gravel bars; spits; frost cracks; deltaic deposits; intertidal deposits; periglacial features; mud boils; glacial deposits; glacial features; glacial landforms; glaciofluvial deposits; outwash plains; proglacial lakes; kettles; outwash fans; ice contact deposits; tills; hummocks; moraines; anastomosis; felsenmeer; dunes; terraces; scarps; raised beaches; shoreline changes; submergence; sea level changes; paleogeography; meltwater channels; flow trajectories; eskers; drumlinoids; glacial flutings; drumlins; crag and tail; paleocurrents; erosional features; glacial striations; ice movement directions; silts; sands; gravels; boulders; clays; depositional environment; vegetation; Tyrrell Sea; Keewatin Ice Divide; ice-pushed ridges; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Rae Province Project Management
Released2017 10 05
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion of Map 10-1980 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 Map 10-1980 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, legacy information was added to complement the converted geoscience data. This consists of ice flow features and striations from McMartin and Henderson, 2004 and Wright, 1967. It is 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.

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