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Open File 1642



Open File:  1642
Previous OF publication(s):  0556
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal & Provincial (1978/1987)
Year of Collection:  1978

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  909
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  15180 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  074C, 074F

The regional lake sediment and water survey for north-central Saskatchewan (parts of NTS 74C and 74F) was conducted during the summer of 1978.

This report presents new analytical and statistical data for gold and 25 other elements obtained by reanalyzing lake sediments from 909 sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 16.7 km². Original analytical data selected from Open File 556 (published 1979) for 13 variables in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, and pH values in lake waters are also included in this report.

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Analytical Data

Sediments
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1987
ArsenicAAS1 ppm1978
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1987
BariumINAA50 ppm1987
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1987
CeriumINAA5 ppm1987
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1987
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1987
CobaltAAS2 ppm1978
CobaltINAA5 ppm1987
CopperAAS2 ppm1978
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1987
GoldINAA2 ppb1987
HafniumINAA1 ppm1987
IronAAS0.02 pct1978
IronINAA0.2 pct1987
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1987
LeadAAS2 ppm1978
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1978
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1987
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1978
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1978
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1987
NickelAAS2 ppm1978
NickelINAA20 ppm1987
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1987
SamariumINAA0.05 ppm1987
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms1987
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1987
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1978
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1987
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1987
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1987
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1987
TungstenINAA1 ppm1987
UraniumNADNC0.2 ppm1978
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1987
VanadiumAAS10 ppm1978
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1987
ZincAAS2 ppm1978
Waters
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1978
UraniumFT0.01 ppb1978
pHGCM 1978

Acknowledgements:

The original reconnaissance survey was undertaken by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Department of Energy and Mines under the Canada - Saskatchewan Agreement on a Uranium Reconnaissance Program. The reanalysis program 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 and archived analysis program (1978, 1987).

P.W.B. Friske coordinated the operational activities of contract and Geological Survey of Canada staff (1987).

Collection:
Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook , W.B. Coker (GSC)
Preparation:
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Golder Associates, Ottawa, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)
Analysis:
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Chemex Labs Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia (1978) Barringer Magenta Limited, Toronto, Ontario (1978) Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (1978) Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (1987)
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch , GSC (1978, 1987)

Other information:

Bondar-Clegg sent samples to Becquerel for INAA analysis.

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