Project Metadata

Dredge, L.A.


Northern Manitoba till sampling survey, 1977-1980

Project Description

Drift sampling is especially important in northern Manitoba because extensive areas are drift-covered and only 2% of the area is rock outcrop.  Till samples were collected during the course of surficial geological mapping in northern Manitoba in 1977-1980.  Because the samples were not collected solely for geochemical prospecting, the sample density is much too low for detailed geochemical interpretation of the data.  The data do show the range of background values characteristic for the region, point out variations related to different bedrock types and ice flow directions and indicate a few areas where more detailed geochemical sampling is warranted.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Current Research Paper 83-01B and GSC Open File 931.

In 2006, the data were released in digital form in GSC Open File 5320.

Survey History

1Till sampling survey, NTS 54E, F, L, K, M, 64I, J, K, N, O, P in northern Manitoba, 1977-1980. (more)

Project Funding

Geological Survey of Canada

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