Abstract

The almost circular gravity anomaly which lies at the head of Darnley Bay on the Arctic coast 400 km east of the Mackenzie Delta, has a radius of 50 km with Bouguer values rising 130 mgal above the background field. It is concluded that the anomaly is due to a basic or ultrabasic body in the form of a truncated cone (which may narrow towards the surface or downwards), lying at a comparatively shallow depth within the Proterozoic sediments. Having obtained a feasible configuration for the body, the influence it may have had on the deposition of later Proterozoic and early Paleozoic sediments is discussed in speculative terms.

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