Survey Metadata




Soil sampling, NTS 72O, south central Saskatchewan.

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Survey Description

Soil samples were collected from approximately 70 sites in the Rosetown-Outlook area of south central Saskatchewan.  No sampling year was given.  Sample sites were selected to represent the dominant soil parent material (lacustrine, till, alluvial or aeolian deposits) and small atypical deposits were avoided.  At each site a C-horizon (usually Cca) sample was obtained at a maximum depth of 1 m using a posthole digger.  A composite A (usually Ap) horizon sample was prepared by mixing five subsamples taken within a few metres of the subsurface sample hole.  At approximately one quarter of the sites, duplicate C-horizon samples were collected 30 m apart.  The purpose of the study was to test an approach to regional geochemical mapping which uses differences among mean metal concentrations for soil associated with individual parent materials.  The study is published in CJES v.16.

Data Description:

Paper report.  No data lists, only geometric means and ranges of values.

Quantities Analysed:

<2.00 mm fraction ground to 0.150 mm first digested with nitric-perchloric acid (4:1 mixture) and later treated with HCl.  Analyzed for Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn by AAS.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour plots showing distribution of Cu, Fe, Zn and Mn in A-horizon soils.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Doyle, P.J., Fletcher, W.K. (1977). Influence of soil parent material on the selenium content of wheat from west-central Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, v. 57, p. 859-864. (more)
2 Doyle, P.J., Fletcher, W.K. (1979). Regional geochemical mapping in areas lacking surface drainages: Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn content of overburden and soil in south-central Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 16, p. 1086-1093. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
51° 51.97° -108° -106.71°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 72O (Rosetown), the Rosetown-Outlook area of south central Saskatchewan.  It covers approximately 10,000 km2 and the town of Outlook, SK is located approximately 20 km east of its centre.  Lake Diefenbaker is located in its southeast corner.


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