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Open File 4290

Open File:  4290
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Northwest Territories
Funding Source:  Federal
Year of Collection:  1994

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  893
Survey Area:  14600 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  077G, 078B, 087E, 087H, 088A

The regional stream survey for Victoria Island, Northwest Territories and Nunavut (NTS 77G, 78B, 87E, 87H, 88A) was conducted during the summer of 1994.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 39 elements in stream sediments from 893 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 16.4 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 4290
legend to accompany location map for Open File

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1994
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1994
BariumINAA50 ppm1994
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1994
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1994
CeriumINAA5 ppm1994
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1994
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1994
CobaltAAS2 ppm1994
CobaltINAA5 ppm1994
CopperAAS2 ppm1994
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1994
FluorineISE40 ppm1994
GoldINAA2 ppb1994
HafniumINAA1 ppm1994
IronAAS0.02 pct1994
IronINAA0.2 ppm1994
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1994
LeadAAS2 ppm1994
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1994
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1994
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1994
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1994
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1994
NickelAAS2 ppm1994
PalladiumFA-ICP0.4 ppb1994
PlatinumFA-ICP0.1 ppb1994
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1994
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1994
Sample Weight0.01 gms1994
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1994
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1994
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1994
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1994
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1994
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1994
TinFUS1 ppm1994
TungstenINAA1 ppm1994
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1994
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1994
YtterbiumINAA1 ppm1994
ZincAAS2 ppm1994
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1994
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1994
pHGCM 1994


The reconnaissance surveys were managed by the Geological Survey of Canada in conjuction with Aber Resources Ltd under an Industrial Partners Program agreement between the two participants.

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

Digital cartographic services and the final digital compilation were provided by Paul Stacey, Map-IT, Ottawa, Ontario.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario Acme Analytical Laboratories, Vancouver, British Columbia
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:CanTech Laboratories, Inc., Calgary, Alberta Bequerel Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

Other information:

Pt and Pd determined at selected sites with anomalous Cu, Ni, Co

Suvery lands in both NWT and Nunavut

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