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Open File 1106

Open File:  1106
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal
Year of Collection:  1984

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1178
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  18800 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  064E, 074A, 074H

The regional lake sediment and water survey for northeastern Saskatchewan (NTS 64E and parts of 74A and 74H) was conducted during the summer of 1984.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 16 variables in lake sediments from 1,178 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 16.0 km². Uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report.

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1984
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1984
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1984
CobaltAAS2 ppm1984
CopperAAS2 ppm1984
IronAAS0.02 pct1984
LeadAAS2 ppm1984
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1984
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1984
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1984
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1984
NickelAAS2 ppm1984
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1984
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1984
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1984
ZincAAS2 ppm1984
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideFT20 ppb1984
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1984
pHGCM 1984


The reconnaissance survey was undertaken by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Department of Energy and Mines under the Canada - Saskatchewan Mineral Development Agreement (1984 - 1989).

E.H.W. Hornbrook directed the survey.

P.W.B. Friske coordinated the operational activities of contract and Geological Survey of Canada staff throughout the survey.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Marshall Macklin Monaghan, Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook, PW.B. Friske (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:Barringer Magenta Ltd., Rexdale, Ontario Barringer Magenta (Alberta), Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

Other information:

Sediments were reanalyzed by INAA for Au and 25 other elements in 1987. Data were released in Open File 1643, published in 1988.

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