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Till sampling survey, NTS 72J/12, southern Saskatchewan.

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Survey Description

Twelve till samples were collected from the North Cliff Section, one of several exposures collectively known as the Wellsch Valley Site, southern Saskatchewan.  No sampling year was given.  The sequence contains 8 separate till sheets and samples were collected from each unit in the section to determine if trends in trace element composition would prove useful in differentiating stratigraphic units.  The data are published in Sedimentary Geology v.55 and CJES v.25.

Data Description:

Paper report with data list.

Quantities Analysed:

<2 mm – 0.002 mm fraction by INAA for 36 elements.

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Other Analyses:

Grain size; clay mineralogy.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Hancock, R.G.V., Mahaney, W.C., Stalker, A.M. (1988). Neutron activation analysis of tills in the North Cliff Section, Wellsch Valley, Saskatchewan. Sedimentary Geology, v. 55, p. 185-196. (more)
2 Mahaney, W.C., Stalker, A. MacS. (1988). Stratigraphy of the North Cliff section, Wellsch Valley site, Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 25, p. 206-214. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
50.66903° 50.66983° -107.9006° -107.8666°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers part of NTS 72J/12 (Stewart Valley), the North Cliff Section, in an area known as the Wellsch Valley Site, southern Saskatchewan.  It is located about 10 km northwest of the village of Stewart Valley and about 43 km north-northwest of the city of Swift Current.


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