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1993

McAdam – part 1, NB till samples (Stumpf, NBDNRE), 63 micron size fraction – INAA + Hg-CVAAS + ICP-AES + Sn NaOH fusion

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Geochemical results of till samples (1991, 1992, 1993) surveyed in the McAdam region of New Brunswick are presented.  This area of New Brunswick corresponds to NTS map sheet 21G/11.

The till fractions (< 63 micron) were analysed for 35 trace elements using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and for 7 trace elements using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  Hg was analysed using cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (Hg-CVAAS).  Analysis of Sn was performed by sodium hydroxide (NaOH) fusion followed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  The analyses were performed by Activation (Actlabs) Labs Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario.

The geochemical results of this survey were reported in a Master's thesis by Andrew J. Stumpf, University of New Brunswick.

The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File Report 95-5. The data were released digitally in Open File 2002-8.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
229  Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No  16 
83  Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Ablation till <63 micron No  No 
Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Deformation till <63 micron No  No 
Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Glaciofluvial <63 micron No  No 
Till sampling survey, McAdam area, NTS 21G/11, southwest New Brunswick, 1991-1994. (more) Weathered bedrock <63 micron No  No 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: Activation Laboratories Limited, Ancaster, Ontario

Name: ActLabs INAA + ICP-AES (7 elem) + Hg CV-AAS + Sn (1991-3) (more)

Till samples (1991, 1992, 1993) were dry sieved using an 8 inch sieve shaker.  The <63 µm fraction was analysed for 35 trace elements using enhanced instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and for 7 trace elements (Ag, Cd, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).  Analysis of Sn was performed by sodium hydroxide (NaOH) fusion followed by 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 INAA (35 elements; Rb:15; Cr:5; Se:3)
2  ActLabs ICP-AES (7 elements)
3  ActLabs Hg CV-AAS (dl: 10ppb)
4  ActLabs Sn NaOH fusion ICP-AES

Analytical Methods:

IndexColumn NameSuite OrderMethod OrderSuite RepeatQuantityUnitsDetermination Limit
1  Ag_INA    Ag  ppm 5  
2  As_INA    As  ppm 0.5  
3  Au_INA    Au  ppb 2  
4  Ba_INA    Ba  ppm 50  
5  Br_INA    Br  ppm 0.5  
6  Ca_INA    Ca  percent 1  
7  Ce_INA    Ce  ppm 3  
8  Co_INA    Co  ppm 1  
9  Cr_INA    Cr  ppm 5  
10  Cs_INA  10    Cs  ppm 1  
11  Eu_INA  11    Eu  ppm 0.2  
12  Fe_INA  12    Fe  percent 0.01  
13  Hf_INA  13    Hf  ppm 1  
14  Hg_INA  14    Hg  ppm 1  
15  Ir_INA  15    Ir  ppb 5  
16  La_INA  16    La  ppm 0.5  
17  Lu_INA  17    Lu  ppm 0.05  
18  Mo_INA  18    Mo  ppm 1  
19  Na_INA  19    Na  percent 0.01  
20  Nd_INA  20    Nd  ppm 5  
21  Ni_INA  21    Ni  ppm 20  
22  Rb_INA  22    Rb  ppm 15  
23  Sb_INA  23    Sb  ppm 0.1  
24  Sc_INA  24    Sc  ppm 0.1  
25  Se_INA  25    Se  ppm 3  
26  Sm_INA  26    Sm  ppm 0.1  
27  Sn_INA  27    Sn  ppm 100  
28  Sr_INA  28    Sr  ppm 500  
29  Ta_INA  29    Ta  ppm 0.5  
30  Tb_INA  30    Tb  ppm 0.5  
31  Th_INA  31    Th  ppm 0.2  
32  U_INA  32    U  ppm 0.5  
33  W_INA  33    W  ppm 1  
34  Yb_INA  34    Yb  ppm 0.2  
35  Zn_INA  35    Zn  ppm 50  
36  Wt_INA  36    Wt  grams  
37  Ag_ICPES    Ag  ppm 0.2  
38  Cd_ICPES    Cd  ppm 0.5  
39  Cu_ICPES    Cu  ppm  
40  Mn_ICPES    Mn  ppm  
41  Ni_ICPES    Ni  ppm  
42  Pb_ICPES    Pb  ppm  
43  Zn_ICPES    Zn  ppm  
44  Hg_CV-AAS    Hg  ppb 10  
45  Sn_fus_ICP-ES    Sn  ppm 1  
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