Melville Peninsula


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Melville Peninsula,

24,156 sq mi (62,564 sq km), c.250 mi (400 km) long and from 70 to 135 mi (113–217 km) wide, Nunavut, Canada, between the Gulf of Bothnia and Foxe Basin, and separated from Baffin Island to the N by the Fury and Hecla Strait; it is joined to the mainland by the Rae Isthmus. Numerous streams radiate from the peninsula's central hilly section, which rises to 1,850 ft (564 m). Hall Lake (c.200 sq mi/520 sq km) lies near the northeast coast, and in the southern portion of the peninsula are many connected lakes. The tundra-covered region is virtually uninhabited and is of little importance economically. There is a trading post at Repulse Bay on the south coast and an air station near Hall Lake.

Melville Peninsula

a peninsula of N Canada, in Nunavut, between the Gulf of Boothia and Foxe Basin
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It is certainly possible that Gjoa Haven hunters are traveling to the NE mainland to hunt Wager Bay, Lorillard, or Melville Peninsula caribou herds, but with few surveys of caribou in the region, there is no clear evidence to suggest that these herd distributions extend to KWI (e.
This will again depend on the geological environment, but the Melville Peninsula study has resulted in some important observations.
During the summer of 2005, approximately 100,717 acres of mineral claims were staked on the eastern side of the Melville Peninsula some 180 km south of the Aviat kimberlites and 200 km northeast of BHP's Qilalugaq Project at Repulse Bay.
Figure 4, for instance, shows how several GPS-recorded trails going to or coming from the island of Saglarjuk (Amherst Island) merge at one particular spot on the coast of the Melville Peninsula, a small hill named Qakkiaq (which fittingly means "landing place").
BHP Billiton) and Hunter Exploration Group are pleased to report additional microdiamond results from surface material collected from kimberlites AV5, 6, 7 and 8 during the summer 2005 Aviat Project field program on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.
on page 12 or "Naluardjuk from the Melville Peninsula.
The Wales Island Project comprises a 300,000 acre island located in Committee Bay just west of the Melville Peninsula.
Between 1936 and 1941, the expedition worked around Foxe Basin, on Baffin Island, Southampton Island, and the Melville Peninsula, charting many miles of coastline and discovering several islands.
BHP Billiton) and Hunter Exploration Group today are pleased to announce that the first phase of drilling has commenced on the Aviat Project on the Melville Peninsula in the Territory of Nunavut.
25 million exploration program for the Aviat Project on the Melville Peninsula in the Territory of Nunavut.
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