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Open File 1213

Open File:  1213
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal & Provincial
Year of Collection:  1985

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1152
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  17100 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  073O, 073P, 074A, 074B, 074C

The regional lake sediment and water survey of north-central Saskatchewan (parts of NTS 73O, 73P, 74A, 74B and 74C) was conducted during the summer of 1985.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 16 variables in lake sediments from 1,152 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.8 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 ppm1985
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1985
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1985
CobaltAAS2 ppm1985
CopperAAS2 ppm1985
IronAAS0.02 pct1985
LeadAAS2 ppm1985
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1985
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1985
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1985
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1985
NickelAAS2 ppm1985
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1985
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1985
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1985
ZincAAS2 ppm1985
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1985
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1985
pHGCM 1985


The reconnaissance surveys were 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:M.P.H. Consulting Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:P.W.B. Friske, E.H.W. Hornbrook (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 1644, published in 1988.

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