Yathkyed Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsYathkyed Lake
|Location||Kivalliq Region, Nunavut|
|Primary inflows||Kazan River|
|Primary outflows||Kazan River|
|Max. length||72 km (45 mi)|
|Max. width||34 km (21 mi)|
|Surface area||1,449 km2 (559 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
Yathkyed lake was named by the Sayisi Dene, historical barren-ground caribou hunters of the area. Caribou Inuit artifacts have also been found here.
It is part of the Hearne Domain, Western Churchill province of the Churchill craton, which is the northwest section of the Canadian Shield.
According to the Atlas of Canada the geographical centre of the country lies just south of the lake at.
The Yathkyed Sedimentary Basin is notable for its uranium, copper, and molybdenum deposits. The Kaminak Gold Corporation has a mining stake in the area, owning approximately 200,000 acres (81,000 ha).
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