Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling survey, NTS 20P, 21A, southwest Nova Scotia, 1979.

Location map

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Survey Description

More than 90 till samples were collected in southwest Nova Scotia in approximately 1979.  The data are published in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Map 82-01.

Data Description:

Paper map; map margin has data tables keyed to samples located on the map.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by AAS after HNO3-HCl (Laforte) digestion for at least 12 elements; by colourimetry after nitric-perchloric acid digestion for As; by fluorometry after hot nitric acid for U; heavy mineral concentrate (0.063-0.300 mm fraction) by colourimetry after a carbonate flux-fusion followed by hot water leach for W and by AAS after ammonium iodide sublimation followed by HCl leach for Sn.

Geochem Maps Available:

Sample sites with anomalous element levels are indicated on map.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Stea, R.R. (1981). Pleistocene geology and till geochemistry of south central Nova Scotia (Sheet 6). Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy Map 82-01. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1978-1982 Nova Scotia Pleistocene geology project (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
43.67° 44.37° -65.25° -64.25°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 20P (Shelburne) and 21A (Annapolis Royal) in southwest Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the south by the Atlantic Ocean.


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