Borden Peninsula

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Mid-Borden Peninsula. Erosion of Proterozoic redbeds throws iron stain into Mala River sediments.

The Borden Peninsula[1] is a peninsula on northern Baffin Island, in Nunavut, Canada. It lies south of Lancaster Sound. Northeastern Borden Peninsula is home to Sirmilik National Park.

Geography[edit]

Borden Peninsula extends north for 225 km (140 mi). It is 64 km (40 mi) - 169 km (105 mi) wide.[1]

The northern area, including the Hartz Mountains, are composed of flat, dissected rock rising to over 914 m (2,999 ft) above sea level. The Magda Plateau is to the south where river valleys occupy the land, dividing scarps and flat-topped hills. Admiralty Inlet forms a western border, while Navy Board Inlet forms a border to the east, separating the peninsula from Bylot Island. Navy Board Inlet's coastal cliffs rise to 457 m (1,499 ft).[1] [2]

Population[edit]

The Inuit community of Arctic Bay is on the western coast.

Industry[edit]

The peninsula has seen mining activity for decades, especially for diamonds.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Borden Peninsula". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. bartleby.com. 2000. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Baffin Island". uoguelph.ca. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  3. ^ Iwanaka, Derek (2008-08-25). "Committee Bay Resources Ltd.: Kimberlite Discovered at Borden Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 

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Coordinates: 72°59′59″N 083°00′00″W / 72.99972°N 83.00000°W / 72.99972; -83.00000 (Borden Peninsula)