Survey Metadata

NGR stream

Nova Scotia

1974

Stream sediment survey, NTS 11E, F, Antigonish Highlands, Nova Scotia, 1974-1975.





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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


In 1974 and 1975, geochemical stream sediment surveys were carried out in theAntigonish Highlands region of Nova Scotia.  Samples were collected at a density of ~3.1 samples per km2 over the 2200 km2 survey area.  Each sample consisted of one to two pounds of stream sediment collected by hand.  All accessible streams were sampled at 330 m intervals.

 

Year Highland Area Number of Samples
1974 Antigonish 3470
1974 Cape George 1110
1975 New Glasgow 2420
Total:   7000

 

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 Bingley, J.M. (1975). Antigonish Highlands project. In Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division, Report of Activities 1974. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 75-1, p. 49-52. (more)
2 Shea, F.S. (1975). Mineral Resources and Geological Services. In Annual Report 1974. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 24-35. (more)
3 Bingley, J.M., Smith, P.K. (1976). Geochemical evaluation of the Antigonish Highlands. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1975. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 76-2, p. 79-82. (more)
4 Shea, F.S. (1976). Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division. In Annual Report 1975. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 23-38. (more)
5 Bingley, J.M. (1977). Antigonish Highlands geochemical survey. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1976. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 77-1, p. 53-54. (more)
6 Bingley, J.M. (1977). Stream sediment geochemical reconnaissance program – Antigonish and Cape George areas. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 261, 0 p., 30 maps. (more)
7 Bingley, J.M. (1977). Stream sediment geochemical reconnaissance program – New Glasgow area. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 325, 0 p., 15 maps. (more)
8 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
45.37° 45.9° -62.75° -61.75°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11E (Truro) and 11F (Canso), in the Antigonish Highlands area of northern mainland Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the north by Northumberland Strait.  The towns of Millstream, Livingstone Cove, Antigonish and Hoppenderry are located within the study area.

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