Coronation Fiord – Tuesday, August 7

Prior to this trip, I had read that the current geology maps of Baffin Island were produced in the 1950s and 1960s using helicopter mapping techniques (now that would have been a very cool project!), so I was wondering: how accurate are these old maps?  From what I have experienced during the last couple of days, I have a newfound respect for those survey crews and the accuracy of the maps they produced.

For a fossil hunter, the geology does not look very promising until you reach northern Baffin Island, and then it gets really exciting. Oh to be on Bylot Island! Having said that, I had a great time prospecting today and once again was amazed by the geology and topography. My geology hammer yearned for some sedimentary rock but no luck today.