NGR Open Files

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Open File 1129

Open File:  1129
Previous OF publication(s):  0266, 0488
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal & Provincial (1974/1976/1984)
Year of Collection:  1974

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  3845
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  55020 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  63K,L,M,N,64D,73I,O,P,74A

The regional lake sediment survey for east-central Saskatchewan (NTS 63M, 64D and parts of 63K, 63L, 63N, 73I, 73O, 73P and 74A) was conducted during the summer of 1974.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for gold and 14 other variables obtained by re-analyzing lake sediments from 3,845 sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.3 km². Original analytical data selected from Open File 266 (published 1975) and additional data for mercury and uranium published in 1977 in Open File 488 are also included in this report.

location map for Open File 1129
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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
ArsenicCOL1 ppm1974
CobaltAAS2 ppm1974
CopperAAS2 ppm1974
Gold1 ppb1984
IronAAS0.02 pct1974
LeadAAS2 ppm1974
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1974
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1974
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1976
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1974
NickelAAS2 ppm1974
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1974
UraniumFLU0.5 ppm1974
UraniumNADNC0.2 ppm1976
ZincAAS2 ppm1974


The original reconnaissance surveys were undertaken under the Canada - Saskatchewan Agreement on Mineral Exploration and Development in Northern Saskatchewan. New data for gold were acquired under the Canada - Saskachewan Mineral Development Agreement (1984 - 1989).

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

L.S. Beck (SGS) directed the activities of the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Trigg, Woollett & Associates Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Saskatchewan Geological Survey, LaRonge, Saskatchewan (1974) Golder Associates, Ottawa, Ontario (1984)
Supervisor:L.S. Beck, SGS (1974) J.J. Lynch, GSC (1984)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Barringer Research Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (1974, 1976) GSC Laboratories, 601 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario (1974) A.E.C.L., Ottawa, Ontario (1976) Novatrack Analysts Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia (1984)
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch, GSC (1974, 1976, 1984)

Other information:

U-F (1974) determined by Turner Fluorometer.

Au determined by gamma ray spectroscopy following neutron flux irradiation. DL fluctuates between 1-2 ppb

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