Introduction and summary: GSC Bulletin 608

N. Bingham-Koslowski, L.T. Dafoe, M.R. St-Onge, E.C. Turner, J.W. Haggart, U. Gregersen, C.E. Keen, A.L. Bent, J.C. Harrison

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The papers contained in this bulletin provide a comprehensive summary and updated understanding of the onshore geology and evolution of Baffin Island, the Labrador-Baffin Seaway, and surrounding onshore regions. This introductory paper summarizes and links the geological and tectonic events that took place to develop the craton and subsequent Proterozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary basins. Specifically, the Precambrian and Paleozoic geology of Baffin Island and localized occurrences underlying the adjacent Labrador-Baffin Seaway, the Mesozoic to Cenozoic stratigraphy and rift history that records the opening and evolution of the Labrador-Baffin Seaway, the seismicity of the region, as well as both the mineral (Baffin Island) and hydrocarbon (onshore and offshore) resource potential are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeological synthesis of Baffin Island (Nunavut) and the Labrador– Baffin Seaway
EditorsL.T. Dafoe, N. Bingham-Koslowski
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-0-660-30386-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2022

Publication series

SeriesGeological Survey of Canada Bulletin


  • Labrador-Baffin Seaway
  • Conjugate rifted margins
  • East Canada
  • West Greenland
  • Geological Survey of Canada
  • Geological survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • Tectonostratigraphy
  • Correlation from West Greenland to Canada

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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