Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling, NTS 21A, H, northern Nova Scotia, 1978.

Location map

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Survey Description

Till samples were collected in northwest Nova Scotia beginning in approximately 1978.  The data are published in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Open File Report 555.

Data Description:

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

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by AAS 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 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. (1983). Till geochemistry, Map 5. Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy Open File Report 555. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1978-1982 Northern Nova Scotia till sampling survey carried out in 1978 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
44.37° 45.25° -65.25° -64.5°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21A (Annapolis Royal), H (Amherst) in northwest Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the north by the Bay of Fundy.


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