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Open File RGS 37

Open File:  RGS 37
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  British Columbia
Funding Source:  Provincial
Year of Collection:  1992

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  741
Survey Area:  7428 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  104M

British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (BCMEMPR) Regional Geochemical Survey (RGS) 37 presents analytical and statistical data for 36 variables in stream sediments from 741 sample sites. Uranium, fluoride, sulphate and pH values in waters from these sites are also included in this report.

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyHY-AAS0.2 ppm1992
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1992
ArsenicHY-AAS0.5 ppm1992
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1992
BariumINAA50 ppm1992
BismuthHY-AAS0.2 ppm1992
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1992
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1992
CeriumINAA3 ppm1992
CesiumINAA1 ppm1992
ChromiumINAA5 ppm1992
CobaltAAS2 ppm1992
CobaltINAA1 ppm1992
CopperAAS2 ppm1992
FluorineISE40 ppm1992
GoldINAA2 ppb1992
HafniumINAA1 ppm1992
IronAAS0.02 pct1992
IronINAA0.01 pct1992
LanthanumINAA0.5 ppm1992
LeadAAS2 ppm1992
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV0.1 pct1992
LutetiumINAA0.05 ppm1992
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1992
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1992
MolybdenumAAS1 ppm1992
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1992
NickelAAS2 ppm1992
NickelINAA10 ppm1992
RubidiumINAA15 ppm1992
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1992
ScandiumINAA0.1 ppm1992
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1992
SodiumINAA0.01 pct1992
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1992
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1992
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1992
TungstenINAA1 ppm1992
UraniumINAA0.5 ppm1992
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1992
YtterbiumINAA0.2 ppm1992
ZincAAS2 ppm1992
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1992
SulphateTURB1 ppm1992
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1992
pHGCM 1992


The 1992 survey of the Skagway (NTS 104M) map sheet, and production of Open File BC RGS 37, were managed by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (BCMEMPR) and were funded by the Corporate Resource Inventory Initiative (CRII).

P.F Matysek and W. Jackaman coordinated the operational activities of contract and BCMEMPR staff.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd., Surrey, BC
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Rossbacher Laboratories Ltd., Burnaby, BC
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Barringer Laboratories, Calgary, AB Activation Laboratories Ltd., Ancaster, ON Chemex Laboratories Ltd., North Vancouver, BC

Other information:

The Yakutat (NTS 114O) and Tatshenshini River (NTS 114P) map sheets were surveyed at the same time as the Skagway (NTS 104M) map sheet.

A preliminary report containing field and analytical data covering the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Park was released in 1995. The full data set was made available in 2002.

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