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1991

Canterbury (21G/14) New Brunswick till samples (Balzer, NBDNRE), 63 micron size fraction – INAA + Hg-CVAAS + ICP-AES (Sn)

Type: lab data



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Geochemical results of till samples surveyed in the Canterbury region of New Brunswick are presented.  This area of New Brunswick corresponds to NTS map sheet 21G/14.

The till fractions (< 63 micron) were analysed for 33 trace elements using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA).  Hg was analysed using cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (Hg-CVAAS).  Analysis of Sn was performed by lithium (Li) borate fusion followed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  The analyses were performed by Actlabs Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario.

The analytical data were obtained from Al Seaman in 2005 (in an MS Excel spreadsheet).

The geochemical results of this survey were reported by Solweig Balzer.

The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File Report 92-5.  These data were republished as part of New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Map Plates 96-2A, 96-2B and 96-2C.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
227  Till sampling survey, Canterbury area, NTS 21G/14 southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No 
17  Till sampling survey, Canterbury area, NTS 21G/14 southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Ablation till <63 micron No  No 
Till sampling survey, Canterbury area, NTS 21G/14 southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Deformation till <63 micron No  No 
23  Till sampling survey, Canterbury area, NTS 21G/14 southwest New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Glaciofluvial <63 micron No  No 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: Activation Laboratories Limited, Ancaster, Ontario

Name: ActLabs INAA (33 elements), Hg CV-AAS,  ICP-AES (Sn) (more)

Till samples were dry sieved using an 8 inch sieve shaker.  The <63 µm fraction was analysed for 33 trace elements using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA).  Analysis of Sn was performed by lithium borate fusion followed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  Mercury analysis was done by cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (Hg-CVAAS).  The analyses were performed by ActLabs Ltd. in Ancaster, Ontario.

Analytical Suites:

IndexName
1  ActLabs Hg CV-AAS (dl: 10ppb)
2  ActLabs Li borate fusion ICP-AES
3  ActLabs INAA (33 elements, inc Hg, no Ag, no Sr, Rb:5)

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  Hg_CV-AAS    Hg  ppb 10  
2  Sn_fus_ICP-ES    Sn  ppm 1  
3  As_INA    As  ppm 0.5  
4  Au_INA    Au  ppb 2  
5  Ba_INA    Ba  ppm 50  
6  Br_INA    Br  ppm 0.5  
7  Ca_INA    Ca  percent 1  
8  Ce_INA    Ce  ppm 3  
9  Co_INA    Co  ppm 1  
10  Cr_INA    Cr  ppm 5  
11  Cs_INA    Cs  ppm 1  
12  Eu_INA  10    Eu  ppm 0.2  
13  Fe_INA  11    Fe  percent 0.01  
14  Hf_INA  12    Hf  ppm 1  
15  Hg_INA  13    Hg  ppm 1  
16  Ir_INA  14    Ir  ppb 5  
17  La_INA  15    La  ppm 0.5  
18  Lu_INA  16    Lu  ppm 0.05  
19  Mo_INA  17    Mo  ppm 1  
20  Na_INA  18    Na  percent 0.01  
21  Nd_INA  19    Nd  ppm 5  
22  Ni_INA  20    Ni  ppm 20  
23  Rb_INA  21    Rb  ppm 5  
24  Sb_INA  22    Sb  ppm 0.1  
25  Sc_INA  23    Sc  ppm 0.1  
26  Se_INA  24    Se  ppm 3  
27  Sm_INA  25    Sm  ppm 0.1  
28  Sn_INA  26    Sn  ppm 100  
29  Ta_INA  27    Ta  ppm 0.5  
30  Tb_INA  28    Tb  ppm 0.5  
31  Th_INA  29    Th  ppm 0.2  
32  U_INA  30    U  ppm 0.5  
33  W_INA  31    W  ppm 1  
34  Yb_INA  32    Yb  ppm 0.2  
35  Zn_INA  33    Zn  ppm 50  
36  Wt_INA  34    Wt  grams  
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