NGR Open Files

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Open File 1359

Open File:  1359
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal & Provincial
Year of Collection:  1986

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1286
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  18340 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  074A, 074B, 074G, 074H

The regional lake sediment and water survey for north-central Saskatchewan (parts of NTS 74A, 74B, 74G and 74H) was conducted during the summer of 1986.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 17 variables in lake sediments from 1,286 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.3 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
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1986
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1986
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1986
CobaltAAS2 ppm1986
CopperAAS2 ppm1986
GoldFA-NA1 ppb1986
IronAAS0.02 pct1986
LeadAAS2 ppm1986
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1986
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1986
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1986
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1986
NickelAAS2 ppm1986
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms1986
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1986
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1986
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1986
ZincAAS2 ppm1986
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorineISE20 ppb1986
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1986
pHGCM 1986


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.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:SIAL Compagnie Internationale de Geophysique Inc., Dorval, Quebec
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook , H.R. Schmitt (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 Chemex Labs, Ltd. North Vancouver, British Columbia
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

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