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Open File 9999b

Open File:  9999b
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Yukon Territory
Funding Source:  Territorial and Federal
Year of Collection:  2000

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  753
Survey Area:  15100 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  106E, 116G, 116H, 116I, 116J, 116O, 116P

Field observations and analytical and statistical data are available for 50 elements in stream sediments from 753 sites collected in 2000 from northeastern Yukon Territory. Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and fluoride, sulphate, uranium, conductivity, and pH values in waters from these sites are also available.

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AluminumICP0.01 pct2000
AntimonyICP0.02 ppm2000
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm2000
ArsenicICP0.1 ppm2000
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm2000
BariumICP0.5 ppm2000
BariumINAA50 ppm2000
BismuthICP0.02 ppm2000
BoronICP-MS1 ppm2000
BromineINAA0.5 ppm2000
CadmiumICP0.01 ppm2000
CalciumICP0.01 pct2000
CeriumINAA5 ppm2000
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm2000
ChromiumICP0.5 ppm2000
ChromiumINAA20 ppm2000
CobaltICP0.1 ppm2000
CobaltINAA5 ppm2000
CopperICP0.01 ppm2000
EuropiumINAA1 ppm2000
FluorineISE10 ppm2000
GalliumICP0.2 ppm2000
GoldINAA2 ppb2000
HafniumINAA1 ppm2000
IronICP0.01 pct2000
IronINAA0.2 pct2000
LanthanumICP0.5 ppm2000
LanthanumINAA2 ppm2000
LeadICP0.01 ppm2000
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV0.1 pct2000
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm2000
MagnesiumICP0.01 pct2000
ManganeseICP1 ppm2000
MercuryICP5 ppb2000
MolybdenumICP0.01 ppm2000
NickelICP0.1 ppm2000
PhosphorusICP0.001 pct2000
PotassiumICP0.01 pct2000
RubidiumINAA5 ppm2000
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm2000
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms2000
ScandiumICP0.1 ppm2000
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm2000
SeleniumICP0.1 ppm2000
SilverICP2 ppb2000
SodiumICP0.001 pct2000
SodiumINAA0.02 pct2000
StrontiumICP0.5 ppm2000
SulphurICP0.02 pct2000
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm2000
TelluriumICP0.02 ppm2000
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm2000
ThalliumICP0.02 ppm2000
ThoriumICP0.1 ppm2000
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm2000
TinSX-AAS1 ppm2000
TitaniumICP0.001 pct2000
TungstenICP0.2 ppm2000
TungstenINAA1 ppm2000
UraniumICP0.1 ppm2000
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm2000
VanadiumICP2 ppm2000
YtterbiumINAA1 ppm2000
ZincICP0.1 ppm2000
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
ConductivityOrion µS/cm2000
FluorideIC50 ppb2000
SulphateIC50 ppb2000
UraniumICP-MS0.05 ppb2000
pHOrion 2000


The Yukon Territorial Government, under the Yukon Geology Program, provided financial support. The Geological Survey of Canada, Mineral Resources Division, provided financial and logistical support.

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

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:GSC Staff
Supervisor:S.J.A. Day
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Bondar-Clegg (ALS Chemex), North Vancouver, BC
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Acme Analytical Laboratories Inc., Vancouver, BC Becquerel Laboratories Ltd., Mississauga, ON CanTech Laboratories Inc., Calgary, AB

Other information:

This survey was carried out for the purposes of land use planning and results remained confidential until 2002, when the data were released by the Yukon Territorial Government.

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