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Open File 2856

Open File:  2856
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Alberta
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1993

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  1160
# Stream sites:  0
Survey Area:  22100 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  074E,074L, 074M

The regional lake survey for northeastern Alberta (Parts of NTS 74E, 74L and 74M) was conducted during the summer of 1993.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 35 elements in lake sediments from 1160 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 19 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 2856
legend to accompany location map for Open File

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1993
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1993
BariumINAA50 ppm1993
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1993
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1993
CeriumINAA5 ppm1993
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1993
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1993
CobaltAAS2 ppm1993
CobaltINAA5 ppm1993
CopperAAS2 ppm1993
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1993
FluorineISE40 ppm1993
GoldINAA2 ppb1993
HafniumINAA1 ppm1993
IronAAS0.02 pct1993
IronINAA0.2 pct1993
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1993
LeadAAS2 ppm1993
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1993
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1993
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1993
MercuryCV-AAS5 ppb1993
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1993
NickelAAS2 ppm1993
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1993
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1993
Sample Weight0.01 gms1993
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1993
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1993
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1993
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1993
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1993
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1993
TungstenINAA1 ppm1993
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1993
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1993
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1993
ZincAAS2 ppm1993
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1993
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1993
pHGCM 1993


The reconnaissance surveys were managed by the Geological Survey of Canada and conducted under the auspices of the Canada - Alberta Agreement on Mineral Development (1992 - 1995).

P.W.B. Friske directed the survey, coordinating the activities of contract and Geological Survey of Canada staff.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Northway Map Technology Limited, Don Mills, Ontario
Supervisor:P.W.B. Friske, C.C. Durham (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Bondar-Clegg & Company Limited, Gloucester, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Becquerel Laboratories, Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario CanTech Laboratories, Inc., Calgary, Alberta Bondar-Clegg & Company Limited, Gloucester, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

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