Project Metadata

Rogers, P.J.; Mills, R.F.

1982-1987

Nova Scotia regional stream sediment surveys project, 1982-1983, and 1986-1987



Project Description

A regional stream sediment survey was carried out in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island in 1982-1983.  This survey was planned to complete the stream sediment coverage of Nova Scotia not sampled during the 1970s.  It differed from the 1970s surveys in that the sample spacing was increased and samples were preconcentrated in the field by sieving.

In 1986-1987, a regional stream sediment survey was carried out to explore for precious metals, with the aim of defining new mineral potential outside of the traditional gold producing areas of the Meguma Zone.  The samples from this survey were processed for heavy minerals.

 

Year Region
1982 + 1983 northern mainland Nova Scotia + eastern Cape Breton Island
1986 + 1987 northern mainland Nova Scotia + Cape Breton Island

 

Details of these surveys and related publications can be found in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Open File Report 90-017.

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 11, 21A, H, mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, 1982-1983. (more)
2Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 11E, F, G, J, K, N and 21H, mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, 1986-1987. (more)

Project Funding

Over the duration of the project (1982-1987), funding was provided by two federal programs in cooperation with the Nova Scotia provincial government:

  • Canada-Nova Scotia Cooperative Mineral Program
  • Canada-Nova Scotia Mineral Development Agreement (MDA)

 

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