Survey Metadata

Till

Nova Scotia

1984

Till sampling survey, NTS 11E, northern mainland Nova Scotia and Pictou Island, 1984-1985.





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Survey Description


Approximately 244 till samples were collected in 1984 and 1985 on northern mainland Nova Scotia and Pictou Island 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 Maps 88-031 (Map 12-1988) and 88-032 (Map 12-1988).

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 12 elements; by colourimetry for As; and by fluorometry for U (OF Map 88-031).  Heavy mineral concentrate (0.063-0.3 mm fraction) collected in 1984 were analysed by colourimetry for W; by iodide fusion for Sn; and by DCP for Ba.  HMCs (0.063-0.3 mm fraction) collected in 1985 were analysed by ICP-ES for 12 elements (OF Map 88-032).

Geochem Maps Available:

Sample sites with anomalous element levels are indicated on map.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate (OF Map 88-032).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Turner, R.G., Stea, R.R. (1988). Till geochemistry of northern mainland Nova Scotia, clay fraction analyses, Map 12-88. Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy, Open File Map 88-031. (more)
2 Turner, R.G., Stea, R.R. (1988). Till geochemistry of northern mainland Nova Scotia, heavy mineral separate analysis, Map 12-88. Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy, Open File Map 88-032. (more)
3 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° 45.85° -62.75° -62°

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

  • Covers NTS 11E/1, 8, 9, 16 and parts of 11E/2, 7, 10, 15 on northern mainland Nova Scotia and Pictou Island.  It is bounded to the north by Northumberland Strait.

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