Survey Metadata




Till sampling, NTS 22A, B, G, H, Gaspé, Québec.

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Survey Description

Till samples were collected from approximately 160 sites in the Gaspé area, Québec.  No sampling year was given.  Samples were taken every 0.5 m depth to bedrock.  The density of sampling was greater if a facies changed occurred within the 0.5 m interval.  Sample weight varied between 0.5 – 1.5 kg.  A description of the study can be found in P. Bédard’s Université de Montréal Ph.D. Thesis.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction of till analyzed after hot aqua regia by AAS for Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni. Cu, Zn, Pb; As by colourimetry, U by INAA.

Geochem Maps Available:

Symbol plots show distribution of selected elements.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Bédard, P. (1993). Postglacial and pre-last-glacial weathering of till on the high plateaus of central Gaspésie, Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 30, p. 1853-1860. (more)
2 Bédard, P. (1995). Stratigraphie et géochimie des matériaux meubles des hauts plateaux de la Gaspésie. Ph.D. thesis, Université de Montréal. Montréal, PQ, Canada, 220 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1984-1995 Central Gaspé soil and till sampling, Québec (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.35° 49.25° -66.63° -65.89°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 22A (Gaspé), B (Matane), G (Cap-Chat) and H (Port-Menier) in the Gaspésie area, Québec.  It is bordered to the north by the St. Lawrence River and Highway 299 runs north-south through the study area.  The town of Rivière-de-Claude is located in its northeast corner.


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