NGR Open Files

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Open File 0508

Open File:  0508
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1977

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  2019
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  13440 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  064L, 064M

The regional lake sediment and water survey in northeastern Saskatchewan (NTS 64L and the eastern quarter of 64M) was conducted during the summer of 1977.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 13 variables in lake sediments from 2,019 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 6.7 km². Uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
ArsenicCOL1 ppm1977
CobaltAAS2 ppm1977
CopperAAS2 ppm1977
IronAAS0.02 pct1977
LeadAAS2 ppm1977
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1977
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1977
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1977
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1977
NickelAAS2 ppm1977
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1977
UraniumNADNC0.2 ppm1977
ZincAAS2 ppm1977
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1977
UraniumFT0.01 ppb1977
pHGCM 1977


The reconnaissance surveys were undertaken by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources under the terms of the Canada - Saskatchewan Agreement on a Uranium Reconnaissance Program. Fisheries and Environment Canada provided funds for the determination of mercury.

E.H.W. Hornbrook directed the Geological Survey of Canada activities.

Provincial liason was with C.E. Dunn, Department of Mineral Resources, Saskatchewan.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Marshall Macklin Monaghan, Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook , W.B. Coker (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Golder Associates, Ottawa, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Chemex Labs Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia Barringer Research Ltd., Toronto, Ontario Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

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