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TitleAdvances in the surficial geology of Boothia Peninsula, central Nunavut
 
AuthorTremblay, TORCID logo
SourceCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Summary of Activities 2017, 2017 p. 21-35 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
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Year2017
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20170272
PublisherCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProgramCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office, Funding Program
Released2017 01 01
AbstractThe Integrated Geoscience of the Northwest Passage: Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island Activity of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program, Phase 2 (2013-2020), is a collaborative project between the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office and the Geological Survey of Canada. In summer 2017, fieldwork was conducted on Boothia Peninsula, north of the hamlet of Taloyoak, Nunavut. The results of the surficial geology study will assist the search for and future development of natural resources, and provide input for infrastructure and environmental studies. Samples of till were collected and analytical results are expected in early 2018. Field observations of surficial sediments and geomorphological processes were also documented. Glaciodynamic settings were mapped as cold-based, intermediate cold-based and warm-based zones from field observations and remote sensing image interpretation. The ice-flow history from the last glaciation is divided into three broad phases, from the last glacial maximum to the occurrence of an ice stream on both sides of the peninsula.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Integrated Geoscience of the Northwest Passage: Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island activity of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program, Phase 2 (2013-2020) is a collaborative project between the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office and the Geological Survey of Canada. In summer 2017, fieldwork was conducted on Boothia Peninsula, north of the hamlet of Taloyoak, Nunavut. The results of the surficial geology study will assist the search for and future development of natural resources, and provide valuable data for infrastructure and environmental studies. Samples of glacial sediments (till) were collected and submitted for geochemical and heavy mineral analyses; the results are expected in early 2018. The analyses will provide baseline information on the metal (mineral) potential in this large, underexplored area. An ice-flow history was synthesized from this fieldwork and remote sensing image interpretation. Understanding ice-flow direction and geomorphological processes are critical to interpreting the geochemical analyses of and mineralogical data from surficial sediments.
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