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Open File 2177

Open File:  2177
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Ontario
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1989

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1059
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  8400 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  042E, 042L, 052H

The regional lake sediment and water survey for central northern Ontario (parts of NTS 42E, 42L and 52H ) was conducted during the summer of 1989.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 43 variables in lake sediments from 1,059 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 7.9 km². This report includes values for uranium, fluoride, pH, calcium, magnesium and alkalinity in waters.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1989
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1989
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1989
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1989
BariumINAA50 ppm1989
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1989
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1989
CeriumINAA5 ppm1989
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1989
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1989
CobaltAAS2 ppm1989
CobaltINAA5 ppm1989
CopperAAS2 ppm1989
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1989
FluorineAAS20 ppm1989
GoldINAA2 ppb1989
HafniumINAA1 ppm1989
IronAAS0.02 pct1989
IronINAA0.2 pct1989
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1989
LeadAAS2 ppm1989
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1989
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1989
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1989
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1989
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1989
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1989
NickelAAS2 ppm1989
NickelINAA10 ppm1989
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1989
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1989
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms1989
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1989
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1989
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1989
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1989
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1989
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1989
TungstenINAA1 ppm1989
UraniumNADNC0.5 ppm1989
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1989
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1989
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1989
ZincAAS2 ppm1989
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
CalciumAAS0.5 ppb1989
FluorideISE20 ppb1989
MagnesiumAAS0.05 ppb1989
Total AlkalinityTIT1 ppm1989
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1989
pHGCM 1989


The reconnaissance surveys were managed by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. The survey was undertaken under the auspices of the Canada - Ontario Mineral Development Agreement.

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 Geophysique Ltd., Montreal, Quebec
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook, M. McCurdy
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 Laboratories, Ltd. North Vancouver, British Columbia
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

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