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Maurice, Y.T.


Heavy Mineral Project, Gaspé region, Quebec 1984-1992

Project Description

The Geological Survey of Canada has undertaken 6 heavy mineral surveys in 3 areas of the Appalachians of Quebec: Estrie-Beauce (4 surveys), the Lower St. Lawrence region (1 survey) and southeast Gaspé (1 survey).  The aims of these studies are:  to set in place a method for sampling and concentrating heavy minerals in such a way that permits economic recovery for geochemical analyses; to identify mineral assemblages favourable for the presence of mineralization; and, to increase knowledge of geochemical dispersal processes in the area.

The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open Files 1145, 1332, 1918, 2601 (Estrie-Beauce), 2036 (Lower Saint Lawrence) and 2788 (southeast Gaspé).

An orientation heavy mineral survey was also conducted in the auriferous lower segment of the Assemetquagan River in southwest Gaspé.  The purpose was to establish a suitable sampling procedure to be used in a regional survey of the area and to gather data against which to compare the regional data.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, Paper 86-1B.

Survey History

1Stream sediment sampling, NTS 21N, 22C, Lower St. Lawrence region, Quebec, 1987. (more)
2Stream sediment sampling, NTS 22A, southeast Gaspé, Quebec, 1992. (more)
3Stream sediment sampling, NTS 21E/3, 4, 5, 6, 12, Estrie region, Quebec, 1984 (more)
4Stream sediment sampling, parts of NTS 21E and 21L, Estrie and Beauce regions, Quebec, 1985 (more)
5Stream sediment sampling, parts of NTS 21L/4, 5, 6, 7, Estrie- Beauce region, Quebec, 1987 (more)
6Stream sediment sampling, NTS 21L/1, 8, 9, 10, 16, 21K/12, 13, Saint-Justine - Saint-Pamphile, Quebec, 1989 (more)
7Stream sediment sampling, NTS 22B/3, southwest Gaspésie, Quebec. (more)

Project Funding

Eastern Quebec Development Plan (1983-1989); The Federal Asbestos Initiatives Geoscience Research Program (1984-1987)

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