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TitleReport of activities for the GEM-2 Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island Project: integrated geoscience of the Northwest Passage, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSanborn-Barrie, MORCID logo; Regis, D; Ford, A; Osinchuk, A; Drayson, D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8339, 2018, 16 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
NTS57C/09; 57C/10; 57C/11; 57C/12; 57C/13; 57C/14; 57C/15; 57C/16; 57E/04; 57E/05; 57F; 57G; 67E/01; 67E/08; 67E/09; 67E/16; 67H/01; 67H/08
AreaBoothia Peninsula; Somerset Island
Lat/Long WENS -97.0000 -91.0000 72.0000 69.5000
Subjectsregional geology; stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; geophysics; geochronology; geochemistry; surficial geology/geomorphology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; bedrock geology; lithology; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; syenites; granites; monzo-granites; leucogranites; monzonites; granodiorites; gabbros; diorites; leucogabbros; tonalites; trondhjemites; metamorphic rocks; marbles; psammites; quartzites; semipelites; diatexites; gneisses; orthogneisses; migmatites; metasedimentary rocks; granitic rocks; structural features; tectonic setting; tectonic evolution; intrusions; plutons; veins; sills; deformation; crystallization; thermal history; glaciation; ice flow; ice movement directions; glacial deposits; tills; geophysical interpretations; magnetic interpretations; magnetic anomalies; field work; radiometric dating; uranium lead dating; zircon dates; argon argon dating; isotopic studies; isotope ratios; mineral deposits; mineral potential; mineral assemblages; textural analyses; mass spectrometer analysis; fabric analyses; kinematic analysis; electron probe analyses; Archean; Rae Craton; Columbia-Nuna Supercontinent; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; photographs
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Rae Province, Boothia-Somerset
Released2018 03 02
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In 2017 the GEM-2 activity Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island Integrated Geoscience of the Northwest Passage accomplished 6-weeks of bedrock mapping supported by new high-resolution aeromagnetic data, with targeted Paleozoic stratigraphic and surficial studies across Boothia Peninsula. The area is an under-explored frontier region where knowledge stems from 1962 and 1986 mapping, without benefit of aeromagnetic constraints or modern U-Pb geochronology. New mapping and value-added datasets will significantly upgrade the outdated geoscience framework of this area, expand the impact of the mainland GEM-2 Rae Thelon Activity findings (Berman et al. 2014; Berman et al. 2016), and provide relevant data and knowledge to an isolated region of Nunavut that, due to global warming and the resulting increased shipping, will increasingly be exposed to issues related to resource assessment and economic development.

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