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Open File 1644



Open File:  1644
Previous OF publication(s):  1213
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1985

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1152
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  17100 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  73O,73P,74A,74B,74C

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

This report presents new analytical and statistical data for gold and 25 other elements obtained by reanalyzing lake sediments from 1,152 sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.8 km². Original analytical data selected from Open File 1213 (published 1986) for 16 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
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1985
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1987
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1985
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1987
BariumINAA50 ppm1987
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1987
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1985
CeriumINAA5 ppm1987
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1987
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1987
CobaltAAS2 ppm1985
CobaltINAA5 ppm1987
CopperAAS2 ppm1985
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1987
GoldINAA2 ppb1987
HafniumINAA1 ppm1987
IronAAS0.02 pct1985
IronINAA0.2 pct1987
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1987
LeadAAS2 ppm1985
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1985
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1987
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1985
MercuryAAS10 ppb1985
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1985
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1987
NickelAAS2 ppm1985
NickelINAA20 ppm1987
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1987
SamariumINAA0.05 ppm1987
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms1987
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1987
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1985
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1987
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1987
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1987
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1987
TungstenINAA1 ppm1987
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1985
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1987
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1985
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1987
ZincAAS2 ppm1985
Waters
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1985
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1985
pHGCM 1985

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 Mineral Development Agreement (1984-1989). 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 (1985) and reanalysis program (1987).

P.W.B. Friske coordinated the operational activities of contract and Geological Survey of Canada staff (1985/1987).

Collection:
Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:M.P.H. Consulting Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook, P.W.B. Friske (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:Barringer Magenta Ltd., Rexdale, Ontario (1985) Barringer Magenta (Alberta), Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (1985) Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (1987)
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch, GSC (1985/1987)

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