Melville Peninsula


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Melville Peninsula

A peninsula of central Nunavut, Canada, between Foxe Basin and an arm of the Gulf of Boothia. It is separated from Baffin Island by a narrow strait.
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Melville Peninsula

n
(Placename) a peninsula of N Canada, in Nunavut, between the Gulf of Boothia and Foxe Basin
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Mel′ville Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in N Canada, SE of the Gulf of Boothia. 250 mi. (405 km) long.
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When evaluating regional geographic delineations of barren-ground caribou herds (i.e., Ahiak, Bathurst, Beverly, Lorillard, Wager Bay and Melville Peninsula), we found a great deal of uncertainty in relation to caribou on KWI (GN, 2011; NPC, 2016a).
The project is located proximal to a natural deep water harbour on the coast of the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada giving it many logistical advantages.
Advanced Explorations Inc (TSX V: AXI), a Canada-based company trying to acquire exploration assets, has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange for acquiring the Roche Bay iron ore project located on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada.
This will again depend on the geological environment, but the Melville Peninsula study has resulted in some important observations.
Their first winter, 1821-22, was at Winter Island off Melville Peninsula. Their first full summer allowed them to discover the aptly named Fury and Hecla Strait.
Figure 4, for instance, shows how several GPS-recorded trails going to or coming from the island of Saglarjuk (Amherst Island) merge at one particular spot on the coast of the Melville Peninsula, a small hill named Qakkiaq (which fittingly means "landing place").