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GEM: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals

Geologists from GEM’s Multiple Metals Cumberland Peninsula Project

Geologists from GEM’s Multiple Metals Cumberland Peninsula Project examine an 1860 million-year-old mountain building event on Eastern Baffin Island, Nunavut (2009).

The Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program helps to unlock the full mineral and energy potential of the North and to promote responsible land development in the region by mapping its geology.

Since 2008, the GEM program has produced more than 1000 maps and reports, providing the exploration industry and northern communities with valuable tools to explore Canada’s North.

About the GEM program

Read more about the program, its mandate, and how GEM is mapping out Northern Canada.

Research activities

Learn about the GEM research activities that are advancing geological knowledge in the North.


Access the research publications, reports and geo-maps produced by the GEM program.

Grants and contributions

Information on partnerships, grants and contributions helping to support the GEM program.

Grant recipients

List of all grant recipients from GEM’s three grant programs – Geoscience, Multidisciplinary, and Territorial Colleges.




Follow our researchers and get an inside look at some of the GEM initiatives happening in Canada’s North.

Success stories

Learn more about GEM research and how it’s impacting Canadians through our success stories.

Geo-mapping the North by 2020 (PDF, 2.8MB)

Find out how GEM is modernizing the geological picture of the North

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