Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling, NTS 21H, northern Nova Scotia, 1981.

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Survey Description

Till samples were collected from the western part of Cumberland County in Nova Scotia beginning in 1981.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Paper 85-17

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 digestion for at least 12 elements; by colourimetry for As and by fluorometry for U.  Heavy mineral concentrate (0.063-0.300 mm fraction) by colourimetry after hot water leach for W and by AAS after 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., Finck, P.W., Wightman, D.M. (1986). Quaternary geology and till geochemistry of the western part of Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (Sheet 9). Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy Paper 85-17. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1981-1986 Cumberland County, Nova Scotia till sampling survey carried out in 1981 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.25° 45.83° -65° -64.33°

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

  • Covers NTS 21H/7, 8, 9, 10 in the western part of Cumberland County, northern Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the north and south by the Bay of Fundy.  


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