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TitleIntegrated geoscience of the Northwest Passage, Nunavut; GEM-2 Boothia Peninsula-Somerset Island project, report of activities 2018
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AuthorSanborn-Barrie, M; Regis, D; Ford, A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8557, 2019, 17 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/314501 (Open Access)
Year2019
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®)
ProvinceNunavut
NTS57C/09; 57C/10; 57C/11; 57C/12; 57C/13; 57C/14; 57C/15; 57C/16; 57E/04; 57E/05; 57F; 57G; 58B/03; 58B/04; 58B/05; 58B/06; 58B/07; 58B/10; 58B/11; 58B/12; 58B/13; 58B/14; 58B/15; 58C/02; 58C/03; 58C/04; 58C/05; 58C/06; 58C/07; 58C/10; 58C/11; 58C/12; 58C/13; 58C/14; 58C/15; 67D/16; 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 69.5000
Subjectsregional geology; stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; geophysics; economic geology; field work; stratigraphic correlations; geophysical interpretations; magnetic interpretations; magnetic anomalies; basement geology; lithology; granitic rocks; metamorphic rocks; marbles; quartzites; gneisses; metasedimentary rocks; clastics; semipelites; psammites; diatexites; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; diorites; tonalites; leucogranites; monzonites; granodiorites; granites; monzo-granites; syenites; leucotonalites; gabbros; leucogabbros; anorthosites; trondhjemites; porphyries; gossans; structural features; folds; structural trends; bedding planes; tectonic history; deformation; foliation; intrusions; dykes; mineral deposits; mineral potential; sulphide deposits; base metals; precious metals; mineral occurrences; sapphirine; Archean; Rae Craton; M'Clure Granite; Sanagak Lake Shear Zone; Paleoproterozoic; geological mapping; syenogranites; calc-silicate rocks; Precambrian
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; photographs
ProgramRae Province, Boothia-Somerset, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2019 04 05
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In 2018 the GEM-2 activity 'Integrated Geoscience of the Northwest Passage' accomplished 6-weeks of bedrock mapping of Precambrian rocks exposed throughout Somerset Island and northern Boothia Peninsula. Mapping was supported by new high-resolution aeromagnetic data. The area is an under-explored frontier region where knowledge stems from 1962 and 1986 mapping, without benefit of aeromagnetic constraints and only limited U-Pb geochronology. New mapping and value-added datasets will significantly upgrade the outdated geoscience framework of this area, expand the impact of the GEM-2 Rae-Thelon and South Rae activity findings, 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.
GEOSCAN ID314501