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1991

California Lake, NB till samples (Parkhill, NBDNRE), 63 micron size fraction – INAA + AAS + Hg-CVAAS

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Geochemical results of till samples surveyed in the California Lake region of north central New Brunswick are presented.  This area of New Brunswick corresponds to NTS map sheet 21O/8.

The basal till (< 63 micron) samples were analysed for 33 trace elements using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA).  Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) was used to determine Ag and Cd.  Hg was analysed using cold vapour atomic absorption spectrometry (Hg-CVAAS).  The analyses were performed by Activation (Actlabs) Labs Ltd., Ancaster, Ontario.

The geochemical results of this survey were reported by M.A. Parkhill, NBDNRE.

The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Geoscience Report 94-3.

Sample Classification (Analytical)

IndexSample CountSurveySample TypePrep Lab MaterialControl RefUnknown SourceDuplicates count
340  Till and soil sampling survey, NTS 21O/8 (California Lake), north central New Brunswick, 1990-1991. (more) Basal till <63 micron No  No  22 

Analytical Package Description

Laboratory: Activation Laboratories Limited, Ancaster, Ontario

Name: ActLabs INAA + AAS + Hg-CVAAS (more)

Till samples were dry sieved using an 8 inch sieve shaker.  The <63 µm fraction was analysed for 33 trace elements (including Sr) using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA).  Ag and Cd were analysed using aqua-regia atomic absorption spectroscopy (AR-AAS).  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 (Sr, no Ag, no Hg)
2  ActLabs AR-AAS (Ag, Cd)
3  ActLabs Hg CV-AAS (dl: 5ppb) (FJ Inst)

Analytical Methods:

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