NT GoMap

NT GoMap and NT GoData Query Guide

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NTGO Database Information

Showing Query

Reference Query

G-Meta (Geophysical and Geochemical Surveys Query)

Diamond (KIDD and KIMC Query)

Kimberlite Anomaly and Drillhole Data (KANDD Query)

Till Geochemistry (TILL Query)



What is NT GoMap?

NT GoMap

NT GoMap is a robust online mapping tool to discover, search, display, and download information from our large collection of GIS (Geographic Information System) data and geoscience-related publications. It can be used to query subsets of data as determined by the user and to visualize the results. Information available includes mineral Showings, mineral industry reports, petroleum industry reports, digitally submitted geophysical and geochemical data, and diamond/kimberlite sample data.

Our data is collected and compiled from field observations, research, analysis, and organized into themed collections within NT GoMap. Users can perform complex queries - the combination of spatial and geoscience query options provide excellent search capabilities to meet the diverse needs of NTGO's clients. For example, users can locate and download all Showings or References that are within a geological province or are within 100 kilometres of a community. NT GoMap is tightly integrated with Gateway, allowing users to query and download publications derived from spatial or geographic constraints.



What is NT GoData?

NT GoData

NT GoData is a new online application to search and explore our vast geoscience database collection. It is similar to NT GoMap but without the mapping interface, providing good performance over slower connections and eliminating the requirement for a broadband service.

NT GoData allows you to search, view and download, free of charge, information from our Showings, References, G-Meta, and Diamond databases. NT GoData is tightly integrated with Gateway, allowing users to query and download publications derived from database queries.




NTGO Databases - An Overview

ShowingsShowings is a relational database containing information on mineral occurrences in the Northwest Territories. Showing information is gathered from mineral industry reports, assessment reports, NTGO publications, and other key publications. Each Showing is cross-referenced to one or more NORMIN References. The Showings database is updated as new information is published or released.

ReferencesReferences is a relational database containing metadata on our library of publications in the Northwest Territories. References include NTGO publications, mineral industryreports, assessment reports, petroleum industry exploration reports, and other miscellaneous geological reports. The References database is updated as new information is published or released.

G-MetaG-Meta is a relational database containing metadata on geophysical and geochemical surveys that have been submitted as digital data in the Northwest Territories. G-Meta is a sub-set of References and includes digital data submitted with assessment reports. Each G-Meta record often contains several survey areas. The G-Meta database is updated as new information is published or released.

DiamondsDiamonds is a collection of two relational databases containing diamond sample information; KIDD (the Kimberlite Indicator and Diamond Database), and KIMC (the Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Chemistry database) in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. KIDD information is gathered from assessment reports containing kimberlite indicator mineral data which includes sample location and the number of each of a variety of mineral grains found in the sample. KIMC is an extension of the KIDD database, consisting of grain information. For each sample, indicator minerals and their chemical compositions are recorded. The KIDD and KIMC databases are updated as new information is published or released.

KANDDKANDD (Kimberlite Anomaly and Drillhole Data ) is a database of publically available kimberlite drillhole data from the Slave Craton, Northwest Territories and Nunavut filed in accordance with the Canada Mining Regulations (initially published as EGS Open Report 2001-005); supplemented by a catalogue of available core and scanned documents made available in NWT Open Report 2003-003; and including all of the publically available kimberlite drillhole data filed with NTGO in the form of various publications (assessment reports, open files, etc.) since 2001 including the extensive catalogue of BHP kimberlite core donated to NTGO in 2009.

TILLTill Geochemistry is a relational database containing geochemical analyses of till and soil samples from publicly available industry assessment reports submitted pursuant to the Canada Mining Regulations. The database consists of over 10,000 geochemical analyses, sample locations and ancillary data associated with the till geochemistry data housed in NTGO archives. The data was converted to digital form and complied in 2004. This represents most but not all publicly available archived material, filed between November 1990 and December 1999. The database will be expanded as time and resources allow.


NT GoMap provides an interactive map interface you can use to graphically search and query the information in these databases, and additionally provides specific query pages for Showings, References, G-Meta, Diamonds, KANDD, and Till queries. Results from these queries are displayed on a map and in a table presented in a separate window. You may choose to download the entire database or a sub-set based on your query selection. Download options include Shapefile (with associated projection and metadata files), CSV, Google Earth, and HTML formatted detailed reports.

  • Showings query results include: latitude, longitude, commodities, development stage, and geological province amoungst others.

  • Reference query results include: type, ID, date of publication or filing, author, owners, claims and title amoungst others.

  • Reference query results can be summarized in a special report accessed from a button at the bottom of the Reference results page. A detailed report for a specific Showing, Reference, G-Meta, Diamond, KANDD, or Till record can be generated via links in the tables of results. You may download the contents of the table of results, or any of the detailed reports, or the summary reports, if you accept our disclaimer. You may freely distribute NORMIN, G-Meta and Diamond data if you abide by the stated requirements.

  • G-Meta query results include: survey ID, survey number, survey name, reference number, and Gateway link..

  • Diamond query results include: sample number, grain number, reference number, mineral species, mineral chemistries, and picking company amoungst others.

  • KANDD query results include: drill hole number, reference number, owner, project name, kimberlite intersected, NTGO core availability, number of core boxes, and core footage amoungst others.

  • Till query results include: sample number, reference number, company, laboratory, certificate number, analysis date, package, and sample media amoungst others.




Showing Query

On the Showing Query page, you may search the NORMIN database for mineral Showings information according to their locations and geological characteristics.

In all likelihood, there are numerous Showings in the NWT and Nunavut which haven't yet been discovered, a number which have been discovered but haven't been reported in public records, and many which have been reported but haven't yet been recorded in NORMIN (see our map of coverage for areas of in-depth research for NORMIN).




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all Showings or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

2. Select items from the lists on the Showing window to limit your search results, if desired. To remove a selected item, selected use the combination of key Ctrl and right mouse button.

For more information on these choices, see Search Options (Showings).

A Showing must meet all of your selected criteria in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results are returned. If no Showings are found, try removing some conditions or zooming out.

3. Click the Submit Query button (lower left of your screen).

4. Examine the results in map, table, detailed, downloaded form or you can save the selection as a new layer in the current session.




Showing Query Options

Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to Showings within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

Commodities

Your search can be limited to Showings of specific commodities (such as gold, carving stone, etc.), by choosing a commodity from one or more of the four drop-down lists.

By default, Showings with any of the chosen commodities are selected. If you would like to find only Showings which have all of the chosen commodities, click the Must have all radio button.

Also, by default, Showings with any commodity status are selected. If you would like to find only Showings for which the chosen commodities have reserves, or are being or have been mined, click the Economic radio button.



Development Stage

Development Stage reflects the amount of work carried out on a Showing. Your search can be limited to Showings which meet one or more Development Stage conditions. The following classification has been used in NORMIN, starting with the least amount of work to the most (please note that these terms are defined for NORMIN as follows, but may be defined otherwise for other uses; the following definitions, therefore, may not be valid outside of NORMIN):

Reconnaissance
The showing has undergone preliminary examination only.
Local Examination
Sampling and ground investigations such as grid-based surveys have been carried out. These may include trenching but not drilling.
Drilled
The Showing has been tested by at least one drill hole (excluding packsack holes or holes less than 3 meters deep). Generally, surface work has been done as well.
Advanced Exploration
A deposit which is well understood in three dimensions. Generally, this means enough work has been done upon which to base resource calculations.
Producer
A deposit which is currently being mined and producing a commodity.
Past Producer
A deposit which was producing a commodity but is no longer. If a deposit cycles in and out of production over the years, its Development Stage in the database will be updated.
Minor Past Producer
A past producer which produced less than 100,000 tonnes of ore.

If you would like to retrieve Showings at only one stage of development, select that one stage from the drop-down list.

If you are interested in more than one stage of development, click the Multiple Stages button and select all the stages you want. This will return any Showing which is at any of the selected stages. This option is particularly useful for retrieving major deposits and significant prospects, which would have a Development Stage of Advanced Exploration or greater.



Host Rock

Your search can be limited to Showings hosted by a particular lithology, or rock type. Choose a rock type from one or both of the drop-down lists. Showings which match either of the conditions will appear in your results.

Note: There is not yet a complete, hierarchical grouping of rock types in the database, so a search for Mafic Volcanic will not find Basalt or Andesite, for example.

Choose Mineralized from the Is drop-down list to choose only Showings in which the selected lithology hosts the mineralization. Leave the Is drop-down list blank to capture all Showings for which that lithology is listed (recommended).



Deposit Characteristics

Your search can be limited to Showings characterized by certain features. Choose a characteristic from one or more of the drop-down lists. Showings which are characterized by any of the selected conditions will appear in your results.

Characteristics are grouped broadly into types indicated by prefix, for example:

  • Model: Mississippi Valley
  • Minls: Disseminated
  • Process: Volcanogenic
  • Rock: Kimberlite/Lamp
  • Structure: Contact



Regional Interpreted Mineral Deposit Type

Your search can be limited to Showings characterized by a regional interpreted mineral deposit type. Choose a characteristic from one or more of the drop-down lists. Showings which are characterized by any of the selected conditions will appear in your results.

Characteristics are grouped broadly into types indicated by prefix, for example:

  • Carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb
  • Coal
  • Intrusion-related
  • Iron formation
  • Placer
  • Red-bed/kupferschiefer-type Cu
  • SEDEX
  • Unclassified



NTS

You can limit your search results to Showings that cover a particular NTS (National Topographic System) map sheet. A map of NTS sheet boundaries is provided for your reference. The NTS entry box allows you to enter up to five 250,000 or 50,000 scale NTS map sheets separated by semi-colons. The format to use is illustrated by the on-screen examples: 076K;076L04.



Query by Keyword

If you want to retrieve information for a Showing whose Name or ID number you know, enter your text into the Keyword textbox. Enter a full word or use "%" as a wildcard character if desired - for example, 065ENE%.

NORMIN ID numbers begin with the 250,000-scale National Topographic System (NTS) sheet number (eg. 085J) followed by the quadrant of that sheet in which the Showing lies (eg. NW). Therefore, if you typed 085JNW%, your search would return all Showings in 085JNW.




Reference Query

On this page, you may search our database for References by area, type or content. Many of the References in NORMIN are exploration assessment reports.

Your results will be a list of key Reference information, each list item linked to further detailed information. Information about something is called metadata, therefore your results are metadata about the References which meet your search criteria. The actual Reference, in scanned or hard copy version, can often be obtained as well, but must be ordered or downloaded. For now, see our service Contacts; but the Reference Browser, which will provide download and ordering of actual References, will be on-line by winter 2003. In short, the Reference Query provides you with metadata; the Reference Browser will provide you with copies of the actual References.

The Reference Query presents you with a number of search options.




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all References or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

2. Enter or select items in one or more fields. This will limit your search results to References which meet all of your chosen conditions.

For detailed information on these choices, see Search Options (References).

A Reference must meet every condition in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results you will get. If no References are found, try removing some conditions. To remove a selected item, select the blank line at the top of the list.

3.To discover how many records will be returned, click the Search Count button (bottom of the screen). The number of results will be displayed near the top left of the screen, for example Results: 23.

4. Click the Search and Display button (bottom of the screen).

5. Examine the results in table, detailed or summarized form, download them summarized, or you can save the selection as a new layer in the current session.

6. To perform a new search, click the Clear Search button (bottom of the screen).

7. To see a map defining NTS map sheet names,click the NTS Map button or the link at the bottom of the screen.




Reference Query Options

Reference Megatype and Reference Type

Your search can be limited to References of a particular type by choosing from the Type drop-down list. Types include Assessment Report and NWT Open File which typically contain exploration assessment reports; these are submitted to INAC by companies and indivduals to describe exploration work done on their properties, and are released to the public and archived by INAC after a period of confidentiality. Unpublished theses, NWT Open File and Open Report publications, and many publications from scientific journals, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), and others are also listed in the database.

Many Types of Reference are grouped together into one Megatype. It is often simpler to perform one search for a Megatype than many searches for Types. For example, Assessment Reports, Prospector Reports, and Corporate Internal Files are all classified as Exploration Reports and can be retrieved by one search for References whose Megatype is Exploration Report.

Nothing prevents you from selecting both a Type and a Megatype, but they are intended to be alternatives: since a Reference must fill both conditions to be returned in your search results, you will get either no results or exactly the same results as if you had selected just a Type.



Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to References within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.



Reference ID

Your search can be limited to References that contain a Reference identification number matching the value you enter. The entry box accepts partial Reference number information; your results will contain all References whose Number begins with that partial entry.

The identification numbers of exploration assessment reports all begin with 0 (zero) and have six digits (for example, 083121).



NTS

You can limit your search results to References that cover a particular NTS (National Topographic System) map sheet. A map of NTS sheet boundaries is provided for your Reference. The NTS entry box allows you to enter up to five 250,000 or 50,000 scale NTS map sheets separated by semi-colons. The format to use is illustrated by the on-screen examples: 076K;076L04.



Claim Name

Mineral claims, leases and permits are various types of subsurface land rights granted in accordance with applicable federal legislation (for more information, follow the links in our service contacts page). Your search can be restricted to References that contain claim names matching those you enter. The entry box allows you to enter up to three claim names or partial claim names separated by semi-colons. Your results will consist of all References whose Claim Names value contains any of the names or name parts you enter. This choice is most useful for exploration reports.



Owner/Operator

You can limit your search to References which describe work done by a particular company or individual, by typing a name or part of a name in the entry box. The entry box allows you to enter up to three names or partial names separated by semi-colons. Your results will consist of all References whose Owner value or Operator value contains any of the names or name parts you enter. This choice is most useful for exploration reports.



Type of Work

Your search can be restricted to References which describe a certain activity or type of work, for example Geophysics, Airborne, by choosing the appropriate option from one or more of the drop-down lists. This search criterion has two pairs of drop-down lists which restrict the search results to References that contain the selected activities. You can select up to two activities and may further define either by selecting a subtype.

The activity drop-down list contains a list of all activities in our database. The activity subtype drop-down list will contain items only if an activity has been selected, and they will be different for each activity. Your search results will include any Reference which has been linked to any of the selected activities and subactivities in our database. This choice is most useful for exploration reports.



Target

Your search can be restricted to References which describe exploration for a particular target commodity. You can select up to two such targetsviadrop-down lists. The results will include any Reference which has been linked to either of those targets in our database.



Territory

You can limit your search to References applicable to either the NWT or Nunavut. Some References in our database are applicable to the Yukon as well. This choice is particularly useful in combination with other criteria, such as Reference Type or Work Type.



Filing/Pub Date

You can limit your search to References published between two dates. Enter the year as four digits. Dates for unpublished materials such as exploration reports refer to filing dates, submission dates, etc.



Keyword

You can restrict your search results to References whose comments contain a word or phrase matching the text you type. To search for parts of words, you must use a percent sign as a wildcard character; for example, to return all words beginning with dia type dia%, and to return all words ending with anda type %anda. The result will include any Reference whose Comment contains the word you typed, or if you used a percent sign, a word which matches what you typed.



Area

You can limit your search results to References relevant to a particular area, by typing a lake or river or other place name in the Area entry box. The entry box allows you to enter a full or partial area name. The results will include any Reference whose value for Area contains the word or partial word you typed.



Author

You can limit your search to References written by a particular person. Type the last name or part of the last name in the Author entry box. The results will include any Reference whose Author contains the word or partial word you typed.



Title

Your search can be limited to References that contain title information matching the text entered into the Title box. Type the word or part of the word you think might be in the title of the Reference(s) you want. The result will include any Reference with the text you typed in its Title.



Note - Please read the following to understand the next 3 Reference search options.

NTGO manages and distributes two main sources of data. The first is our original research, which involves collection of observations and samples in the field and their analysis. The results of this research are generally distributed as NTGO publications. These publications are usually digital products. Each publication is entered in our References database and the digital files are made available for download via our Gateway online application. The second source is the growing collection of reports about mineral and petroleum exploration activities which are required to be submitted by industry to the federal government. These reports remain confidential for a period of time before becoming publicly available. Once public, the reports are "mined" by NTGO staff for various types of data, which are compiled and redistributed in themed collections, such as our Showings and Diamonds databases and various NTGO publications. Each report is entered in our References database and the digital or scanned documents are made available for download via our Gateway online application.

Has Digital Data?

Turning this checkbox on will limit your search to References that contain digital data (C_REFER_DIGITAL_SIGNF_IND_DESC database flag).



Assessment Report has Digitally Submitted Geophysical and/or Geochemical DataSet(s)?

Turning this checkbox on will limit your search to References that exist in the G-Meta database. That is, References that contain metadata on geophysical and/or geochemical surveys that have been submitted as digital data. G-Meta includes digital data submitted with assessment reports.



Reference Report has Digital Diamond Dataset(s)?

Turning this checkbox on will limit your search to References that exist in the Diamond database. That is, References that contain KIDD (Kimberlite Indicators) and KIMC (Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Chemistry) data. KIDD and KIMC information is gathered from References containing kimberlite indicator mineral data which includes sample locations and the number of each of a variety of mineral grains found in a sample.


Reference Report has Kandd Dataset(s)?

Turning this checkbox on will limit your search to References that exist in the Kandd database. That is, References that contain KANDD (Kimberlite Anomaly and Drillhole Data) data.



Reference Report has Till Geochemistry Dataset(s)?

Turning this checkbox on will limit your search to References that exist in the Till database. That is, References that contain Till Geochemistry data




G-Meta Query

On this page, you may search our G-Meta survey database by area, category or presentation.

Your results will be a list of key survey information, each list item linked to Reference detailed information. Information about something is called metadata, therefore your results are metadata about the References which meet your search criteria. The actual Reference, in scanned or hard copy version, can often be obtained as well, but must be ordered or downloaded.

The G-Meta Query presents you with a number of search options.




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all surveys or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

2. Enter or select items in one or more fields.This will limit your search results to surveys which meet all of your chosen conditions.

For more information on these choices, see Search Options (Survey).

A survey must meet every condition in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results you will get. If no surveys are found, try removing some conditions.

3. Click the Search and Display button (bottom of the screen).

4. Examine the results in map, table, detailed, downloaded form or you can save the survey as a new layer in the current session.

5. To clear all the current selected option for search, click the Clear Search option at the bottom of the screen.




G-Meta Query Options

Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to geophysical and geochemical surveys within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.



Reference Numbers

Your search can be limited to G-Meta surveys that contain a Reference number matching the value you enter. The entry box accepts to enter one or more reference number information separated with semi-colons; your results will contain all References whose numbers are in this list.

The identification numbers of exploration assessment reports all begin with 0 (zero) and have six digits (for example, 083121).



Survey Type and Survey Category

Your search can be limited to surveys of a particular category by choosing from first from the Survey Type drop-down list than from Survey Category list. The data in Category list are populated as subset of Survey Type selection.

Types include Airborne Geophysics, Borehole Geophysics, Geochemistry, Ground Geophysics, and Till Picking.



Data Presentation Form

Your search can be limited to surveys of a particular presentation form by choosing from first from the Data Presentation Form list. The presentation form available are: Document, GIS, Grid, Point/Line, Raster Image, and Vector.




Diamond Query

On the Diamond Query page, you may search our Diamond database for KIDD and KIMC information according to their locations and characteristics.




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all KIDD records or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

2. Select mineral type from the lists on the mineral type panel to limit your search results, if desired. To remove a selected item, selected use the combination of key Ctrl and right mouse button.

For more information on these choices, see Search Options (Diamonds).

A KIDD record must meet all of your selected criteria in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results are returned. If no records are found, try removing some conditions or zooming out. If too many records are found the process of rendering the map and displaing the result van become very slow.

3. Click the Submit Query button (lower left of your screen).

4. Examine the results in map, table, detailed, downloaded form or you can save the selection as a new layer in the current session.




Diamond Query Options

Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to KIDD records within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.



NTS

You can limit your search results to KIDD records that cover a particular NTS (National Topographic System) map sheet. A map of NTS sheet boundaries is provided for your Reference. The NTS entry box allows you to enter up to five 250,000 or 50,000 scale NTS map sheets separated by semi-colons. The format to use is illustrated by the on-screen examples: 076K;076L04.



KIDD date, KIMC date

You can limit your search to KIDD records uploaded between two dates. Enter the date in format of mm/dd/yyyy. You can also limit your search to KIDD records that have related KIMC records uploaded between two dates.



Mineral Type

You can limit your search to KIDD records by selecting one or more mineral types.The entry boxes allow you to enter the minimum value for various visual Mineral Type. By selecting the radio button Must have at least one the records which met at least one of the mineral type condition will be extracted. By chosing Must have all radio button the records which met all condition enter will be extracted.



Territory

You can limit your search to records applicable to either the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Northwest Territories/Nunavut (samples have cross-boundary characteristics).



Reference Numbers

Your search can be limited to KIDD records that contain a Reference number matching the value you enter. The entry box accepts to enter one or more Reference number information separated with semi-colons; your results will contain all References whose numbers are in this list.

The identification numbers of exploration assessment reports all begin with 0 (zero) and have six digits (for example, 083121).



Reference Type

Your search can be limited to KIDD records of a particular Reference type by choosing from the Reference Type drop-down list which currently contains Assessment Report and GSC Open File items.



has KIMC

Your search can be limited to KIDD records that have a related KIMC record.




KANDD Query

On the KANDD Query page, you may search our Diamond database for KANDD information according to their locations and characteristics.




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all KANDD records or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

For more information on these choices, see Search Options (KANDD).

A KANDD record must meet all of your selected criteria in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results are returned. If no records are found, try removing some conditions or zooming out. If too many records are found the process of rendering the map and displaing the result van become very slow.

2. Click the Submit Query button (lower left of your screen).

3. Examine the results in map, table, detailed, downloaded form or you can save the selection as a new layer in the current session.




KANDD Query Options

Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to KANDD records within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.



NTS

You can limit your search results to KANDD records that cover a particular NTS (National Topographic System) map sheet. A map of NTS sheet boundaries is provided for your Reference. The NTS entry box allows you to enter up to five 250,000 or 50,000 scale NTS map sheets separated by semi-colons. The format to use is illustrated by the on-screen examples: 076K;076L04.




Territory

You can limit your search to records applicable to either the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Northwest Territories/Nunavut (samples have cross-boundary characteristics).



Reference Numbers

Your search can be limited to KANDD records that contain a Reference number matching the value you enter. The entry box accepts to enter one or more Reference number information separated with semi-colons; your results will contain all References whose numbers are in this list.

The identification numbers of exploration assessment reports all begin with 0 (zero) and have six digits (for example, 083121).



Reference Type

Your search can be limited to KANDD records of a particular Reference type by choosing from the Reference Type drop-down list which currently contains Assessment Report and GSC Open File items.




TILL Query

On the TILL Query page, you may search our Till Geochemistry database for TILL information according to their locations and characteristics.




To Search:

1. Pick the area to search by zooming in on the map, if desired.The program will search the database for all TILL records or the ones within the selected view when you click the checkbox labeledConstrain the result to map extent. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.

For more information on these choices, see Search Options (TILL).

A TILL record must meet all of your selected criteria in order to be included in the results. Therefore, the more conditions you place on the search, the fewer results are returned. If no records are found, try removing some conditions or zooming out. If too many records are found the process of rendering the map and displaing the result van become very slow.

2. Click the Submit Query button (lower left of your screen).

3. Examine the results in map, table, detailed, downloaded form or you can save the selection as a new layer in the current session.




TILL Query Options

Current Map Extents

Your search can be limited to TILL records within the current map view by checking theConstrain the result to map extent checkbox. Note - this option is only available in NT GoMap.



NTS

You can limit your search results to TILL records that cover a particular NTS (National Topographic System) map sheet. A map of NTS sheet boundaries is provided for your Reference. The NTS entry box allows you to enter up to five 250,000 or 50,000 scale NTS map sheets separated by semi-colons. The format to use is illustrated by the on-screen examples: 076K;076L04.



Company

You can limit your search to records one or many of the listed companies.



Package

The Package is the laboratory technique used for the analysis. You can limit your search to records of one or many of the listed packages.

  • ICP - Induction Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy
  • AA - Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • INAA - Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis
  • FA - Fire Assay
  • XRF - X-Ray Fluorescence



Media

The Media is the general sample media (till, soil, esker, beach etc.) You can limit your search to records of one or many of the listed media.



Mass

The Mass is the mass in grams of the analysed sample. You can limit your search to records having a mass greater than or equal to the mass entered.



Territory

You can limit your search to records applicable to either the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Northwest Territories/Nunavut (samples have cross-boundary characteristics).



Reference Numbers

Your search can be limited to TILL records that contain a Reference number matching the value you enter. The entry box accepts to enter one or more Reference number information separated with semi-colons; your results will contain all References whose numbers are in this list.

The identification numbers of exploration assessment reports all begin with 0 (zero) and have six digits (for example, 083121).



Reference Type

Your search can be limited to TILL records of a particular Reference type by choosing from the Reference Type drop-down list which currently contains Assessment Report and GSC Open File items.



Has Geochemistry

You can limit your search to records having at least one related geochemistry record.




Showings Results

Map of Results

The results of the Showing search are displayed as selected feature on the map on the Showing by Commodity layer (or another Showing layer as specified in the Target Showings Layer dropdown list). These selected features can be saved as a temporary (to current session) layer using a Save As Layer button provided in the table of Results.



Table of Results

The rows in the query results table contain information about each feature selected on the map.

The Showing ID in each row is a link to the detailed report for each Showing.

Check-boxes beside each row allow you to select or de-select a Showing for download or display on the map.



Reports

In the table of results, click on the Showing number to display a detailed report. Detailed Showing reports include location data, geological data, a written summary, and relevant References. Location is provided in latitude and longitude decimal degrees. Geological data include primary commodities with a status indicator for each; ore, gangue and alteration minerals; host lithologies; deposit characteristics; comments; and References. Reference data include a list of activites or surveys performed on the Showing. Greater detail is available for some Showings than others. The report for a Showing contains links to the reports for all References associated with it.



Downloads

The Save as Text File button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating and downloading a tab delimited file containing information for the selected Showings. Remember, Showings are selected form the table of search results by using the checkbox next to each row.

Your browser may suggest a filename for the file you are downloading. We recommend that you replace that name with a more descriptive one. If you use a Windows operating system, be sure file extensions are visible before you download (in Explorer, choose View - Options from the menu), and ensure the filename you choose ends with.txt, for example, " gold_Showings.txt " without the quotes.

Tab delimited files are one way to import and place data that is arranged in rows and columns, such as tables and spreadsheets. A tab delimited file is a special kind of plain text file with a tab between each column in the text.

A txt file is an ASCII file (that is, a text file which can be read with any text editor such as Notepad). It is structured as follows: each column of information is separated from the next by a tab; and each record is separated from the next by a new line. Most spreadsheet and database programs can import this type of file with some instruction from you; see Importing a NORMIN Data File.



Save As Layer

The Save as Layer button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating a temporary layer containing the features and their information for the selected Showings. By clicking on this button a new window will open and you will be asked to provide a name for the new Layer. This layer will be added to the Legend and will be symbolized by default with the original symbology for that layer but highlighted with the application selection colour, no composite symbology is supported for saved layers.




References Results

Map of Results

The results of the References search are displayed as selected feature on the map on the References layer. These selected features can be saved as a temporary (to current session) layer using the Save As Layer button provided in the table of Results.



Table of Results

The Reference search results are displayed in a table. Each row represents one Reference. The rows are sorted by Type and Number. Type refers to the kind of document (eg. Assessment Report, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, News Release). Every Reference has an identification Number, whose format depends on the Type of the Reference. (For example, Numbers for Assessment Reports are the 6 digits assigned to the hard copy files, while Journal numbers are made up of the volume, number and page of the hard copy.) The rest of the columns in the table contain additional key information about the Reference, such as author and title.

These basic search results can be enhanced. The Identification Number in each row is a link to a detailed report containing comprehensive information about that one Reference. At the bottom of the screen is the Summary Report area. To view extended key information on all the selected References, in printable format, click the View Summary Report button. To download this information in ASCII tab delimited format, click the Download Summary Report button.

A check-box beside each row allows you to select or de-select a Reference for download or inclusion in a Summary Report. To check or uncheck the entire page at once, use the provided buttons Check all and Uncheck all.



Reports

In the table of results, clicking on the button containing the Reference Number will open a detailed report. A detailed Reference report displays all available metadata for that one Reference: megatype, type, number, territory, filing/publication date, release date, title, author, owner, operator, comments, availability for viewing or distribution, media of distribution, the activities or types of exploration or research described in the Reference, any resource or production statistics presented in the Reference, central and corner coordinates, the target(s) of exploration, the period of work, the area of work, and the Showings it covers. The report for a Reference also contains links to the reports for any Showings associated with it.

Clicking on the View Summary Report button at the bottom of the search results page will generate a summary Reference report for all the selected References. Remember, References can be de-selected from the table of search results by using the checkbox next to each row. The summary report displays a subset of available information, for all the selected References sorted by Type and ID Number: megatype, territory, filing/publication date, NTS, area, claims, owner, title, operator, author, availability, and comments.

Each detailed or summary report can be printed or saved.

Scanned copies of most assessment reports and NTGO or INAC NWT publciations are available. The Reference Browser, expected on-line in winter 2003, will allow selection and download or ordering of those digital References distributed by the NTGO. For more information on digital resources, contact us.

For more information on the sources of data or the meaning of any of the data categories, please contact us.



Downloads

The Reference Query allows you to download metadata about the References returned by your search, that is, information about those References. Currently, that is all it allows. By winter 2003, it will be linked to the Reference Browser, which will allow download or order of digital copies of the References themselves. Currently, however, to get digital copies of the References themselves, you have to contact us.

Click the Download Summary Report button, near the bottom of the search results screen, to download a tab-delimited file of information about the selected References. Remember, References can be de-selected from the table of search results by using the checkbox next to each row.

Your browser may suggest a bizarre filename for the file you are downloading. We recommend that you replace that name with a more descriptive one. If you use a Windows operating system, be sure file extensions are visible before you download (in Explorer, choose View - Options from the menu), and ensure the filename you choose ends with.txt, for example, " refs.txt " without the quotes.

Tab delimited files are one way to import and place data that is arranged in rows and columns, such as tables and spreadsheets. A tab delimited file is a special kind of plain text file with a tab between each column in the text.

A txt file is an ASCII file (that is, a text file which can be read with any text editor such as Notepad). It is structured as follows: each column of information is separated from the next by a tab; and each record is separated from the next by a new line. Most spreadsheet and database programs can import this type of file with some instruction from you; see Importing a NORMIN Data File.



Save As Layer

The Save as Layer button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating a temporary layer containing the features and their information for the selected Showings. By clicking on this button a new window will open and you will be asked to provide a name for the new Layer. This layer will be added to the Legend and will be symbolized by default with the original symbology for that layer but highlighted with the application selection colour, no composite symbology is supported for saved layers.



View Cart / Add To Cart

The View Cart and Add to Cart buttons at the bottom of the screen integrate with your Gateway cart. A new window will be opened for this purpose.




G-Meta Results

Map of Results

The results of the survey search are displayed as selected feature on the map on the G-Meta layer. These selected features can be saved as a temporary (to current session) layer using a button provided in the table of Results.



Table of Results

The survey search results are displayed in a table. Each row represents one survey. Every survey has an Reference Number information that is a link to a detailed report containing comprehensive information about that one Reference, The rest of the columns in the table contain additional key information about the survey, such as survey name.

A check-box beside each row allows you to select or de-select a Reference for download or inclusion in a Summary Report. To check or uncheck the entire page at once, use the provided buttons Check all and Uncheck all.



Save as Text File

The Save as Text File button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating and downloading a tab delimited file containing information for the selected surveys. Remember, surveys are selected form the table of search results by using the checkbox next to each row.

Your browser may suggest a filename for the file you are downloading. We recommend that you replace that name with a more descriptive one. If you use a Windows operating system, be sure file extensions are visible before you download (in Explorer, choose View - Options from the menu), and ensure the filename you choose ends with .txt, for example, " gold_Showings.txt " without the quotes.

Tab delimited files are one way to import and place data that is arranged in rows and columns, such as tables and spreadsheets. A tab delimited file is a special kind of plain text file with a tab between each column in the text.

A txt file is an ASCII file (that is, a text file which can be read with any text editor such as Notepad). It is structured as follows: each column of information is separated from the next by a tab; and each record is separated from the next by a new line. Most spreadsheet and database programs can import this type of file with some instruction from you; see Importing a NORMIN Data File.



Save As Layer

The Save as Layer button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating a temporary layer containing the features and their information for the selected survey. By clicking on this button a new window will open and you will be asked to provide a name for the new Layer. This layer will be added to the Legend and will be symbolized by default with the original symbology for that layer but highlighted with the application selection colour, no composite symbology is supported for saved layers.



View Cart

The View Cart buttons at the bottom of the screen allow calling Gateway functionality as shopping cart. A new window will be opened for this purpose.




Diamond Results

Map of Results

The results of the diamond search are displayed as selected features on the map on the KIDD layer. These selected features can be saved as a temporary (to current session) layer using a Save as layer button provided in the table of Results.



Table of Results

The rows in the query results table contain information about each feature selected on the map.

The Sample Number in each row is a link to the detailed sample report for each KIDD record.

Check-boxes beside each row allow you to select or de-select a KIDD record for download or display on the map.



Reports

In the table of results, click on the Sample Number to display a detailed report. Detailed KIDD/KIMC reports include location data, mineral data, chemistry data, a written summary, and relevant References. Location is provided in latitude and longitude decimal degrees. KIMC sub-report include chemistry data. Mineral data include a list of visual mineral types.



Downloads

The Save as Text File button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating and downloading a tab delimited file containing information for the selected features. Remember, the features are selected form the table of search results by using the checkbox next to each row.

Your browser may suggest a filename for the file you are downloading. We recommend that you replace that name with a more descriptive one. If you use a Windows operating system, be sure file extensions are visible before you download (in Explorer, choose View - Options from the menu), and ensure the filename you choose ends with .txt, for example, " diamond.txt " without the quotes.

Tab delimited files are one way to import and place data that is arranged in rows and columns, such as tables and spreadsheets. A tab delimited file is a special kind of plain text file with a tab between each column in the text.

A txt file is an ASCII file (that is, a text file which can be read with any text editor such as Notepad). It is structured as follows: each column of information is separated from the next by a tab; and each record is separated from the next by a new line. Most spreadsheet and database programs can import this type of file with some instruction from you; see Importing a NORMIN Data File.



Save As Layer

The Save as Layer button at the bottom of the screen begins the process of generating a temporary layer containing the features and their information for the selected Showings. By clicking on this button a new window will open and you will be asked to provide a name for the new Layer. This layer will be added to the Legend and will be symbolized by default with the original symbology for that layer but highlighted with the application selection colour, no composite symbology is supported for saved layers.




Troubleshooting

I get a message saying "Site Unreachable, "Server is Busy" or something similar.

This may be the result of Internet communications problems in Yellowknife with our ISP. Please be patient and try again later. Click the Back button on your browser and perform the search again, or click the Reload or Refresh button. If this is a frequent problem or has not corrected itself within 5 minutes, please ask us to look into it.

I get too many results.

If you dont select anything from the drop-down lists or type anything in the entry boxes, and for the Showing Query leave the map view at Territorial scale, you are asking for every record in the database. To narrow your search, zoom in to a smaller area on the map, or select more Showing options or Reference options.

I get no results.

If you choose an item from every drop-down list and type something in every entry box, you are searching for only those Showings or References which meet every condition you set. You may end up with nothing in the Results list. Broaden your search by zooming out on the map (Showing Query only) or by removing some of the constraints from the drop-down lists and entry boxes.

I know the Showing exists, but it doesnt appear in my results.

Check your spelling. Try typing only part of the name or an alternate name. Try removing conditions from the Host Rock or Deposit Characteristics lists; much of this information has not yet been researched and digitized. Finally, the Showing may not yet be in the database (see our coverage map portraying the progress of in-depth research).Contact us to verify this or to request that it be added.

I know the reference exists, but it doesnt appear in my results.

Check your spelling, check the number. Try searching by NTS or broadneing your search by removing Type of Work conditions (even though you may know the reference covers Airborne Magnetics, the Types of Work may not have been entered in the database for that reference yet).Contact us for further assistance.

I get no choices in the Type of Work subtype list.

If you select from the Type of (activity) Work drop-down list and the activity sub types list does not get populated, ensure that Java Script is Enabled in the Preferences.





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