Geology of Martin Frobisher's Gold Mines

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, mining, geology, archaeology, mapping

Principal Investigator: Hogarth, D.D. (3)
Licence Number: 11161
Organization: Department of Geology, University of Ottawa
Licensed Year(s): 1994 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: Davin Ala; associated with Dr. W. Fitzhugh and Dr. R. McGhee

Objective(s): To map the geology at and near Countess of Sussex Mines; to search for and investigate other Frobisher mines in the general area;

Project Description: The Researchers will map the geology at and near the Countess of Sussex mines and investigate the mining methodology used by Martin Frobisher circa 1577. These mines represent the first attempts to mine gold in Canada.