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Henry, J.; Bédard, P.


Central Gaspé soil and till sampling, Québec

Project Description

Geochemical data from mineral exploration surveys is used to assess postglacial and pre-last glacial weathering on the high plateaus of central Gaspésie by comparing the distribution of 30 elements in the B and C horizons of a thin soil developed on glacial deposits.  B and C horizon samples were originally collected around the Sullipek Mine and the results are published in Ministère de l’Énergie et de Ressources MB 88-27.

More samples were later collected in a larger area in the same vicinity and the Sullipek samples were combined with this data set in P. Bédard’s Université de Montréal Ph.D. thesis.

Survey History

1Till sampling, NTS 22A, B, G, H, Gaspé, Québec. (more)
2Soil sampling survey, NTS 22A/12, 13, Sullipek Mine area, Gaspé region, Quebec, 1984. (more)

Project Funding

currently Ministère des Ressources naturelles et faune (MRNF) (Department of Natural Resources and Wildlife)

previously Ministère de l’Énergie et de Ressources Québec (MERQ) (Department of Energy and Resources)

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