Survey Metadata

NGR stream

Nova Scotia

1986

Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 11E, F, G, J, K, N and 21H, mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, 1986-1987.





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Survey Description


During 1986 and 1987, a regional stream sediment survey was conducted throughout northern mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.  Approximately 3500 samples were collected from an area of ~ 24,000 km2 with an average sampling density of 1 sample per 6.9 km2.  Sample spacing was dependent upon drainage patterns.

Approximately 5 kg of stream sediment was collected at each site.  Samples were passed through a -18 mesh nylon screen and collected along with the sieving water.  After further processing at the lab, stream sediments were analysed by DCP-AES.  Heavy minerals were separated from the samples and analysed by XRF and INAA.

Stream waters were collected in plastic bottles for U and F analysis.

The data are published in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Open File Report 89-007.

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

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Mills, R.F. (1989). Geochemical analyses of bulk stream sediment samples from northern Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Open File Report 89-7, 368 p. (more)
2 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 1982-1987 Nova Scotia regional stream sediment surveys project, 1982-1983, and 1986-1987 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.24° 47.06° -64.96° -59.48°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 21H (Amherst), most of 11E (Truro), 11F (Canso), 11K (Sydney) and 11N (Îles de la Madeleine) and all of the terrestrial parts of 11G, J (both Glace Bay), northern mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.  It is bounded to the west by Bay of Fundy, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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