NGR Open Files

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Open File 1953

Open File:  1953
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  New Brunswick
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1988

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  574
Survey Area:  1055 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  021O/3

The regional stream survey for north-central New Brunswick (NTS 21O/3) was conducted during the summer of 1988.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 20 elements in stream sediments from 574 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 1.8 km². Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report.

location map for Open File 1953
legend to accompany location map for Open File

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1988
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1988
BariumDCP40 ppm1988
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1988
CobaltAAS2 ppm1988
CopperAAS2 ppm1988
FluorineISE20 ppm1988
GoldFA-NA1 ppb1988
IronAAS0.02 pct1988
LeadAAS2 ppm1988
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1988
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1988
MercuryAAS10 ppb1988
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1988
NickelAAS2 ppm1988
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1988
TinAAS1 ppm1988
TungstenCOL2 ppm1988
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1988
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1988
ZincAAS2 ppm1988
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1988
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1988
pHGCM 1988


The reconnaissance surveys were managed by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy (Mineral Resources Division) under the auspices of the Canada - New Brunswick 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:K.D.A Whaley, Kingsclear, New Brunswick
Supervisor:P.W.B. Friske, M. McCurdy (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:Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario Chemex Labs Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

Other information:

Gold was usually determined on 10-gram sample, allowing a detection limit of 1 ppb; sample weights less than 10 grams resulted in a detection limit of 2 ppb. Sample weights less that 5 grams resulted in a detection limit of 4 ppb.

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