Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling survey, NTS 21H, 11E, northern mainland Nova Scotia, 1982-1984.

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Survey Description

Approximately 300 till samples were collected on northern mainland Nova Scotia in about 1982-1984 at an average density of 1 sample per 13 km2.  Samples were obtained from road cuts, sea cliffs and till pits at an average depth of 1.5 m below the modern solum.  The data are published in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Open File Map 87-005 (Map 10-1987).

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 9 elements; by colourimetry for As and W and by fluorometry for U; heavy mineral concentrate (0.063-0.300 mm fraction) by AAS for Sn, Ba; by colourimetry for W.

Geochem Maps Available:

Sample sites with anomalous element levels are indicated on map.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Stea,R.R., Finck, P.W. (1984). A northward flowing glacier in Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou counties; geological evidence and effects on till geochemistry. In Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Report 85-1, K.A. Mills, J.L. Bates (ed.), p. 69-84. (more)
2 Stea, R.R, Day, T.E., Ryan, R.J. (1986). Till and bedrock Cu-Pb-Zn geochemistry in northern Nova Scotia and its metallogenic implications. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain-1986, W.J. Phillips (chairperson), p. 241-260. (more)
3 Turner, R.G., Stea, R.R. (1987). Till geochemistry of northern mainland Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy, Open File Map 87-005; Map 10-87. (more)
4 Turner, R.G., Stea, R.R. (1990). Interpretation of till geochemical data in Nova Scotia, Canada, using mapped till units, multi-element anomaly patterns, and the relationship of till clast geology to matrix geochemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 37, p. 225-254. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1982-1988 Northern mainland Nova Scotia till project, 1982-1986 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.25° 46° -64.25° -63.5°

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

  • Covers NTS 11E/5, 12, 13 and parts of NTS 21H/8, 9, 16 on northern mainland Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the northeast by Northumberland Strait, and the Minas Basin and Cobequid Bay cut through the southern part of the study area.


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