Survey Metadata

NGR stream

Nova Scotia

1973

Stream sediment survey, NTS 11F, K, Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, 1973-1978.





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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 1973 and 1978, geochemical stream sediment surveys were carried out in the Cape Breton Highlands region of Nova Scotia.  Samples were collected at a density of ~1.2 sample per km2 over the 11,970 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
1973 Chéticamp 3048
1974 Lake Ainslie 3000
1975 Baddeck 1690
1975 Wreck Cove 1150
1977 Port Hood 3500
1978 Port Hawkesbury 2800
Total:   14,450

 

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. (1974). Mineral Resources and Geological Services. In Annual Report 1973. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 25-41. (more)
2 MacNabb, B.E. (1975). A report on the Margaree, Fisset Brook and Lake O’Law closure areas. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 036, 7 p. + figures. (more)
3 MacNabb, B.E. (1975). Cape Breton mineral resource project. In Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division, Report of Activities 1974. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 75-1, p. 45-48. (more)
4 MacNabb, B.E. (1975). Geochemically defined mineral resources potential of northwestern Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 034, 13 p. + figures. (more)
5 MacNabb, B.E. (1975). Mineral target areas geochemically defined in northwestern Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 035, 10 p. + figures. (more)
6 Shea, F.S. (1975). Mineral Resources and Geological Services. In Annual Report 1974. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 24-35. (more)
7 MacNabb, B.E. (1976). Cape Breton mineral resources project. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1975. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 76-2, p. 73-78. (more)
8 MacNabb, B.E., Fowler, J.H., Covert, T.G.N. (1976). Geology, geochemistry and mineral occurrences of the northeast Margaree River drainage basin in parts of Inverness and Victoria Counties, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Paper 76-4, 30 p., 12 maps. (more)
9 Shea, F.S. (1976). Mineral Resources and Geological Services Division. In Annual Report 1975. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, p. 23-38. (more)
10 MacKenzie, B. (1977). Cape Breton mineral resource survey. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1976. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 77-1, p. 49-50. (more)
11 MacNabb, B.E. (1977). Stream sediment geochemical reconnaissance program – Lake Ainslie and Margaree areas. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 260, 168 p., 28 maps. (more)
12 McNabb, B.E. (1977). Geochemical reconnaissance program for Whycocomagn and Wreck Cove map areas – stream sediment geochemical maps. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report ME 331, 0 p., 30 maps. (more)
13 Richardson, G.G., Bingley, J.M. (1978). Preliminary evaluation of stream sediment geochemistry in southwest Cape Breton Island. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1977. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 78-1, p. 61-64. (more)
14 Richardson, G.G. (1979). Stream sediment geochemistry of the Port Hood map area. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Open File Report 409, 0 p., 11 maps. (more)
15 Richardson, G.G., Bingley, J.M. (1979). Stream sediment geochemistry survey. In Mineral Resources Division, Report of Activities 1978. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Report 79-1, p. 57-59. (more)
16 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
45.54° 46.62° -61.65° -60.34°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11F (Canso) and 11K (Sydney), the Cape Breton Highlands area of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the southwest by St. Georges Bay and to the west by Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  It is bounded to the southeast by Bras d’Or Lake.  The cities of Port Hawkesbury, Baddeck and Ingonish Beach are located within the study area.

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