Mineral Possibilities of Baffin Island

CIM Bulletin, 1951


BAFFIN ISLAND is still too inaccessible to be of interest to the mining industry. However, twenty years ago few people dreamed of mining iron ore in Labrador. A journey by air to the most remote places in the Arctic is today no more remarkable than a trip to Europe, and the technical difficulties of mining minerals of high value are not insurmountable. Some observations concerning the geology and mineral possibilities of Baffin Island, the largest of the Arctic islands, may therefore interest the members of the Institute, in spite of problematic practical value of the subject.
Keywords: Baffin Island, Baffin Island, Fiord area, limestone, Macbeth, pegmatite, formation, Granite, Granites, mineral, minerals, North, Rock, Rocks