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TitleSurficial geology, Wager Bay, Nunavut, NTS 56-G
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 344, 2022, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
EditionSurficial Data Model v.2.3.14 conversion
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, sediments, landforms, features, 1:250,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 15 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
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); pdf
AreaWager Bay
Lat/Long WENS -92.0000 -90.0000 66.0000 65.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; paleontology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Holocene; Pleistocene; marine sediments; deltas; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; glacial lakes; ice contact deposits; tills; lag deposits; meltwater channels; paleocurrent directions; eskers; troughs; moraines; moraine, end; drumlinoids; crag and tail; glacial flutings; roches moutonnees; lineations; kames; glacial striations; kettles; gossans; silts; sands; gravels; clays; boulders; fossils; permafrost; ground ice; periglacial features; patterned ground; frost action; glacial history; glaciation; Wisconsinian glacial stage; ice flow; deglaciation; ice margins; shoreline changes; sedimentary structures; depositional environment; bedrock geology; lithology; alluvial sediments; marine veneer; marine blanket; glaciolacustrine sediments; glaciolacustrine veneer; glaciolacustrine blanket; glaciofluvial sediments; glaciofluvial outwash fan sediments; glaciofluvial outwash plain sediments; till veneer; till blanket; geological contacts; beach crests; limit of submergence, marine; limit of submergence, glaciolacustrine; spillways; subglacial meltwater corridors; moraine ridges; ice-flow directions; lineaments or lineations in bedrock; ice-contact deltas; crossed striations; outcrops; station locations, ground observation; sample locations; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; index maps
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Information Management
Released2022 12 14
AbstractThis new surficial geology map product represents the conversion Map 2111A (Dredge and McMartin, 2007) and its legend only, using the Geological Survey of Canada's Surficial Data Model (SDM version 2.3.14) (Deblonde et al., 2018). All geoscience knowledge and information from Map 2111A that conformed to the current SDM were maintained during the conversion process. Additional material such as marginal notes or figures which exist on the original map, are not included here. Supplementary, legacy information was added to complement the converted geoscience data. This consists of striations and field data from Dredge et al. (2005), Jefferson et al. (1991), and McMartin et al. (2013, 2015, 2016). 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 geological map information in a structured and consistent manner. This provides an effective knowledge-management tool designed around a geodatabase that 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 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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