Survey Metadata




Till sampling survey, NTS 22B, southwest Gaspésie, Québec, 1985-1986.

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Survey Description

In 1985, 295 samples were collected to obtain representative coverage of the study area.  At each site, approximately 10 litres of diamicton from the C-horizon was sampled from hand-excavated pits at 1.5 to 3 km intervals along roads accessible by 2-wheel drive vehicles.  During the summer of 1986, 82 samples were collected in a 36 km2 area which encloses the mouth of the Assemetquagan River.  Approximately 25 litres of material was screened on site to -4 mesh (<4.75 mm).  Care was taken to collect samples in the C-horizon, however, most sites lacked distinct soil horizons.  Sixty-nine samples were collected on the upland surface at a spacing of 500 to 700 m.  Thirteen more samples were collected on the valley slopes within the lower 1 km segment of the Assemetquagan River, for a total of 82.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 1586.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction analyzed for major and trace elements by x-ray spectrometer and Au using fire assay and plasma emission spectrometry

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Other Analyses:

HMC for Au and trace element analysis; LOI

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Bernier, M.A., Elson, J.A., Webber, G.R. (1987). Overburden geochemistry and possible relations to gold-bearing alluvial deposits, Southwest Gaspesie, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1586, 91 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1985-1987 Southwest Gaspésie, Québec till sampling survey carried out in 1985 and 1986 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
47.97° 48.55° -67.5° -66.58°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 22B (Matane) in the central Gaspé peninsula, Quebec.  It is located approximately 40 km southeast of the St. Lawrence River and just north of the Restigouche River.


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