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Open File 9999d

Open File:  9999d
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Yukon Territory
Funding Source:  Territorial and Federal
Year of Collection:  2001

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  1296
Survey Area:  19300 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  106B, 106C, 106E, 106F, 106K, 106L

The regional stream survey for northeastern Yukon (parts of NTS 106B, 106C, 106E, 106F,106K and 106L) was conducted during the summer of 2001.

Field observations and analytical and statistical data for 48 elements in sediments are available from 1,296 stream sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.9 km². Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and data for uranium, fluoride, pH, sulphate and conductivity in waters are also available.

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AluminumICP0.01 pct2001
AntimonyICP0.02 ppm2001
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm2001
ArsenicICP0.1 ppm2001
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm2001
BariumICP0.5 ppm2001
BariumINAA50 ppm2001
BismuthICP0.02 ppm2001
BromineINAA0.5 ppm2001
CadmiumICP0.01 ppm2001
CalciumICP0.01 pct2001
CeriumINAA5 ppm2001
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm2001
ChromiumINAA20 ppm2001
CobaltICP0.1 ppm2001
CobaltINAA5 ppm2001
CopperICP0.01 ppm2001
EuropiumINAA1 ppm2001
GalliumICP0.2 ppm2001
GoldINAA2 ppb2001
HafniumINAA1 ppm2001
IronICP0.01 pct2001
IronINAA0.2 pct2001
LanthanumICP0.5 ppm2001
LanthanumINAA2 ppm2001
LeadICP0.01 ppm2001
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV0.1 pct2001
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm2001
MagnesiumICP0.01 pct2001
ManganeseICP1 ppm2001
MercuryICP5 ppb2001
MolybdenumICP0.01 ppm2001
NickelICP0.1 ppm2001
PhosphorusICP0.001 pct2001
PotassiumICP0.01 pct2001
RubidiumINAA5 ppm2001
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm2001
ScandiumICP0.1 ppm2001
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm2001
SeleniumICP0.1 ppm2001
SilverICP2 ppb2001
SodiumICP0.001 pct2001
SodiumINAA0.02 pct2001
StrontiumICP0.5 ppm2001
SulphurICP0.02 pct2001
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm2001
TelluriumICP0.02 ppm2001
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm2001
ThalliumICP0.02 ppm2001
ThoriumICP0.1 ppm2001
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm2001
TinSX-AAS1 ppm2001
TitaniumICP0.001 pct2001
TungstenICP0.2 ppm2001
TungstenINAA1 ppm2001
UraniumICP0.1 ppm2001
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm2001
VanadiumICP2 ppm2001
YtterbiumINAA1 ppm2001
ZincICP0.1 ppm2001
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
ConductivityGraph-E1 µS/cm2001
FluorideIC50 ppb2001
SulphateIC50 ppb2001
UraniumICP-MS0.2 ppb2001
pHAgCl-E 2001


The Yukon Territorial Government and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, 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:McElhanney Consulting Services, Vancouver, British Columbia
Supervisor:S.J.A. Day
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Acme Analytical Laboratories, Vancouver, British Columbia
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Acme Analytical Laboratories, Vancouver, British Columbia Bequerel Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario CanTech Laboratories, Inc., Calgary, Alberta

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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