Canada: The Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office recently announced that they are jointly conducting an aerial survey, using a “magnetometer” for geological mapping between Iqaluit and Pangnirtung. The survey is aimed to identify the mineral magnetite (an iron oxide) by measuring changes in the earth’s magnetic field.
Warner Miles, spokesperson for Natural Resource Canada said, "The ongoing survey is part of a longstanding project to map the properties of bedrock across the North."
The joint teams are planning to complete the survey well before the scheduled Nov. 1 end date. However, if early winter weather or magnetic storms disrupt work, the survey work may be suspended until March.
“We have all kinds of plans, flying across the north and in Nunavut but those will be decided by February 2015, added the spokesperson.