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Open File 2181

Open File:  2181
Previous OF publication(s):  0676
Province / Territory:  Ontario
Funding Source:  Provincial (1979); Federal/Provincial (1990)
Year of Collection:  1979

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  510
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  8052 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  052C

The regional lake sediment and water survey in northwestern Ontario (NTS 52C) was conducted during the summer of 1979.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for gold and 25 other elements obtained by re-analyzing lake sediments from 510 sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 15.8 km². Original analytical data selected from Open File 676 (published 1980) for 12 variables in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, and pH values in lake waters are also included in this report.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1990
ArsenicHY-AAS1 ppm1979
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1990
BariumINAA50 ppm1990
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1990
CeriumINAA5 ppm1990
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1990
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1990
CobaltAAS2 ppm1979
CobaltINAA5 ppm1990
CopperAAS2 ppm1979
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1990
GoldINAA2 ppb1990
HafniumINAA1 ppm1990
IronAAS0.02 pct1979
IronINAA0.2 pct1990
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1990
LeadAAS2 ppm1979
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1979
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1990
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1979
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1979
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1990
NickelAAS2 ppm1979
NickelINAA10 ppm1990
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1990
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1990
Sample Weight0.01 gms1979
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1990
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1979
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1990
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1990
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1990
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1990
TungstenINAA1 ppm1990
UraniumNADNC0.2 ppm1979
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1990
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1990
ZincAAS2 ppm1979
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1979
UraniumFT0.01 ppb1979
pHGCM 1979


The original reconnaissance survey was managed by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources according to the specifications established under the former Canada - Ontario Uranium Reconnaissance Program. Sample preparation, analytical, contract and technical support costs were financed by the Province of Ontario. The reanalysis program was undertaken under the Canada - Ontario Mineral Development Agreement (1985-1990).

E.H.W. Hornbrook directed the original survey (1979) and the reanalysis program (1990).

P.W.B. Friske coordinated the activities of contract and Geological Survey of Canada staff (1990).

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Marshall Macklin Monaghan, Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook, W.B. Coker (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Golder Associates, Ottawa, Ontario (1979) Bondar-Clegg & Company,Ottawa, Ontario (1990)
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch, GSC (1979/1990)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Chemex Laboratories, Ltd. North Vancouver, British Columbia (1979) Barringer Research, Toronto, Ontario (1979) Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario (1979) Bondar-Clegg & Company, Ottawa, Ontario (1990)
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch, GSC (1979/1990)

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