Project Metadata

Boyle, R.W.; Smith, A.Y.; Holman, R.H.C.


Reconnaissance Stream Sediment Project, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1956-1961.

Project Description

A reconnaissance geochemical survey of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick was begun in Nova Scotia in 1956 by R.W. Boyle and continued in by R.H.C. Holman in 1957 and 1958.  The work was extended into New Brunswick in 1959 by A.Y. Smith and continued in 1960 and 1961.  Hundreds of stream sediment samples were collected over most of mainland Nova Scotia and the southeast part of New Brunswick.  The data are published on maps, as semi-quantitative determinations for “heavy metals”, mainly copper, lead and zinc.  The following maps and reports (which also include maps) were published:


Year of Collection NTS Province GSC Publication
1956 20O/9, 16, 20P, 21A, B/1, 8, 9, 21H NS GSC Paper 58-1
1957 + 1958 11D, E, F, 21H NS GSC Preliminary Maps 7-1958, 25-1959, 26-1959, 27-1959, 33-1959
1959 11L/4, 21H/15, 16, 21I/1, 2 NB GSC Paper 59-12
1960 + 1961 21G/1, 8, 9, 21H, 21I/2, 3, 4, 7 NB GSC Paper 62-22



Survey History

1Stream sediment survey, NTS 11L, 21H, 21I, southeastern New Brunswick, 1959. (more)
2Stream and lake sediment and water survey, NTS 20O, P, 21A, B, H, southwestern Nova Scotia, 1956. (more)
3Stream sediment survey, NTS 11D, E, F, 21H, northern mainland Nova Scotia, 1957-1958. (more)
4Stream sediment survey, NTS 21G, H, I, southeastern New Brunswick, 1960-1961. (more)

Project Funding

Geological Survey of Canada

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