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TitleKimberlite indicator-mineral studies on Banks Island, Northwest Territories: assessing the potential for diamond-bearing kimberlite
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSmith, I RORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8726, 2020, 45 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/326157 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2020
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel®); docx (Microsoft® Word®)
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS88A/05; 88A/12; 88A/13; 88B; 88C; 88D; 88F; 97G; 97H; 98A; 98B; 98C; 98D; 98E; 98F
AreaInuvialuit Settlement Region; Banks Island; Victoria Island; Prince Albert Peninsula; Aulavik National Park; Prince of Wales Strait
Lat/Long WENS-126.0000 -115.0000 74.7500 71.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; geochemistry; mineralogy; geophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; Neogene; Miocene; mineral deposits; diamond; mineral potential; mineral exploration; exploration methods; drift prospecting; bedrock geology; lithology; sedimentary rocks; fluvial deposits; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; kimberlites; sulphide deposits; postglacial deposits; landslide deposits; slumps; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; tills; moraines; kames; till samples; heavy mineral samples; stream sediment samples; stream sediment geochemistry; till geochemistry; trace element geochemistry; major element geochemistry; minor element geochemistry; heavy minerals geochemistry; glacial history; Wisconsinian glacial stage; glaciation; ice flow; ice margins; sediment dispersal; dispersal patterns; provenance; sediment reworking; mass spectrometer analysis; scanning electron microscope analyses; electron probe analyses; mineralogical analyses; morphology; garnet; spinel; chromite; ilmenite; olivine; diopside; forsterite; geothermometry; thermal history; temperature; exploration history; mining properties; geophysical interpretations; magnetic interpretations; magnetic anomalies; Beaufort Formation; Banks Basin; Jesse Moraine; Eureka Sound Formation; Kanguk Formation; Christopher Formation; Hassel Formation; Isachsen Formation; Mercy Bay Member; Glenelg Formation; Laurentide Ice Sheet; Last Glacial Maximum (Lgm); Snow Goose Kimberlite; Parry Peninsula Kimberlite; kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs); rock samples; ice-flow directions; alluvial sediments; glaciofluvial sediments; glaciolacustrine sediments; colluvial and mass-wasting deposits; rare earth element analyses; metamorphosed or magmatic massive sulphide indicator minerals (MMSIMs); datasets; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Tertiary; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; Paleozoic; Devonian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; pie charts; photograhs; flow diagrams; plots; frequency distribution diagrams
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals, Western Arctic-Beaufort-Northern Yukon
ProgramPolar Continental Shelf Program
Released2020 06 16
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This Open File provides details of field sample collections on Banks Island in 2015 and 2016 for kimberlite indicator minerals, and their geochemical analysis. Results are presented and discussed in the context of assessing the prospectivity of Banks Island hosting diamond-bearing kimberlites. Evidence suggests Neogene fluvial Beaufort Fm. deposits contain evidence of proximal, unknown kimberlites, while stream sediment surveys suggest potential for Banks Island or northwest Victoria Island sourced diamondiferous kimberlite.
GEOSCAN ID326157

 
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