Survey Metadata

NGR stream

Nova Scotia

1971

Stream sediment survey, NTS 11E, 21H, Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia, 1971-1973.





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Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Rogers, P.J., Lombard, P.A. (1995). Regional geochemical surveys conducted by the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy from 1957 to 1989. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Open File Report 90-017, 57 p., 15 maps. (more)

Survey Description


Between 1971 and 1973, geochemical stream sediment surveys were carried out in the Cobequid Highlands region of northern mainland Nova Scotia. Silt samples were collected at a density of ~2.8 samples per km2 over the 2100 km2 survey area.  Each sample consisted of one to two pounds of stream sediment collected by hand.  All accessible streams flowing from the north and south flanks of the Cobequid Highlands were sampled at 330 m intervals.

 

Year Number of Samples
1971 1379
1972 1274
1973 3218
Total: 5871

 

The samples were oven-dried, sieved to -60 mesh and digested using hot acid partial extraction techniques before analysis by AAS.

A summary of the work and related publications can be found in Nova Scotial Department of Mines and Energy Open File Report 90-017.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Shea, F.S. (1972). Report of Mineral Resources and Geological Survey Division. In Annual Report on Mines 1971. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 62-77. (more)
2 Shea, F.S. (1973). Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division. In Annual Report on Mines 1972. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 39-54. (more)
3 Shea, F.S. (1974). Mineral Resources and Geological Services. In Annual Report 1973. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 25-41. (more)
4 Rogers, P.J., Bonham-Carter, G.F., Ellwood, D.J. (1986). Anomaly enhancement by use of catchment basin analysis on surficial geochemical data from the Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain – 1986, W.J. Phillips and R. Salminen (eds). Proceedings of a Symposium sponsored The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Survey of Finland, Kuopio, Finland, September 1-2, 1986, p. 163-174. (more)
5 Bonham-Carter, G.F., Rogers, P.J., Ellwood, D.J. (1987). Catchment basin analysis applied to surficial geochemical data, Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration v. 29, p. 259-278. (more)
6 Rogers, P.J., Bonham-Carter, G.F., Ellwood, D.J. (1989). Mineral exploration using catchment basin analysis to integrate regional stream sediment geochemical and geological information in the Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia. In Statistical Applications in the Earth Sciences, F.P. Agterberg and G.F. Bonham-Carter (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 89-9, p. 212. (more)
7 Rogers, P.J., Lombard, P.A. (1995). Regional geochemical surveys conducted by the Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy from 1957 to 1989. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Open File Report 90-017, 57 p., 15 maps. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1971-1978 Nova Scotia Highlands regional geochemical surveys project, 1971-1978 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.24° 45.62° -64.96° -62.88°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11E (Truro) and 21H (Amherst), in the Cobequid Highlands area of northern mainland Nova Scotia. It is bounded to the west by Bay of Fundy and by Minas Basin to the south.  The towns of New Yarmouth, Parrsboro and East Mountain are located within the study area.

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