The Info List - Melville Peninsula

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MELVILLE PENINSULA is a large peninsula in the Canadian Arctic
north of Hudson Bay . To the east is Foxe Basin and to the west the Gulf of Boothia . To the north the Fury and Hecla Strait separates it from Baffin Island
Baffin Island
. To the south Repulse Bay and Frozen Strait separate it from Southampton Island at the north end of Hudson Bay . On the southwest it is connected to the mainland by the “Rae Isthmus” named after arctic explorer Dr John Rae .

Between 1821 and 1823 its east side was mapped by William Edward Parry . Since 1999, it has been part of Nunavut
. Before that, it was part of the District of Franklin . Most of the peninsula lies in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region , while its southwesternmost section, around Repulse Bay, lies in the Kivalliq Region . Communities on the peninsula include the hamlets of Repulse Bay and Hall Beach
Hall Beach
. The hamlet of Igloolik
is located on an island lying just off the northeastern coast of the peninsula.



* Bolton, Thomas Elwood. Geology of Ordovician rocks, Melville Peninsula and region, southeastern district of Franklin. Ottawa: Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 1977. ISBN 0-660-00822-X * Dredge, Lynda A. 2000. "Age and Origin of Upland Block Fields on Melville Peninsula, Eastern Canadian Arctic". Geografiska Annaler Series A: Physical Geography. 82, no. 4: 443-454. * Dredge, L. A. Quaternary Geology of Southern Melville Peninsula, Nunavut
Surface Deposits, Glacial History, Environmental Geology, and Till Geochemistry. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada, 2002. ISBN 0-660-18619-5 * Frisch, T. Precambrian Geology of the Prince Albert Hills, Western Melville Peninsula, Northwest Territories. Ottawa, Canada: Geological Survey of Canada, 1982. ISBN 0-660-10881-X * Henderson, J. R. Structure and Metamorphism of the Aphebian Penrhyn Group and Its Archean Basement Complex in the Lyon Inlet Area, Melville Peninsula, District of Franklin. Ottawa, Ont., Canada: Geological Survey of Canada, 1983. ISBN 0-660-11485-2 * Mathiassen, Therkel , and Peter Freuchen . Contributions to the Geography of Baffin Land and Melville Peninsula. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1933. * Schau, Mikkel. Geology of the Archean Prince Albert Group in the Richards Bay Area, Northeastern Melville Peninsula, District of Franklin, Northwest Territories. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada, 1997. ISBN 0-660-16086-2

Coordinates : 68°N 084°W / 68°N 84°W / 68; -84 (Melville Peninsula)

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Peninsulas of Nunavut


* Adelaide * Banks * Bexley * Boothia * Collinson * Kent * Klutschak * Lady Franklin * Murchison * Rymer * Simpson * Wollaston


* Back * Bell * Fullerton * Native * Pembroke * Pork


* Aston * Bache * Baird * Barrow * Becher * Beekman * Bjorne * Blue Man * Blunt * Borden * Brodeur * Cairo * Cambridge * Christian * Colin Archer * Cook * Cumberland * Darling * Eglinton * Fosheim * Foxe * Graham Moore * Grinnell * Hall * Hay * Heim