Survey Metadata

Bedrock

Manitoba

1995

Lithogeochemical survey, province of Manitoba, 1995-1996.





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Survey Description


The development of a black shale geochemical database was initiated in 1995 and contains data for greater than 600 samples.  Three types of samples were collected: percussion chips from archived oil and gas well cuttings, diamond drill core from stratigraphic and mineral exploration drill core, and outcrop chip samples.

The archived well chips were sampled in approximately 15 m intervals to provide enough material for the various analytical methods. Drill core was sampled by collecting 4 to 5 representative chips approximately 3 cm in core length. In 1996, representative (n=300) outcrop samples comprising 2 to 3 chips of approximately 8 cm in diameter were collected.

Samples were analysed by INAA (Activation Laboratories Ltd.) and ICP-ES (Chemex Laboratories Ltd.).

The database is available in Manitoba Energy and Mines Open File Report OF98-2.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Fedikow, M.A.F., Bezys, R.K., Bamburak, J.D., Garrett, R.G. (1997). Geochemical characterization of black shales in Manitoba’s Phanerozoic. In Manitoba Energy and Mines, Minerals Division, Report of Activities 1997, p. 129. (more)
2 Fedikow, M.A.F., Bezys, R.K., Bamburak, J.D., Conley, G.G., Garret, R.G. (1998). Geochemical database for Phanerozoic black shales in Manitoba. Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services, Open File Report OF98-2, 124 p. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49° 53.91° -101.84° -96.66°

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

  • Covers small parts of NTS 62J/13 (Laurier; 1 site) and 62J/14 (McCreary; 1 site) in southern Manitoba.  It is located approximately 18 southeast of Dauphin Lake and 38 km west of Lake Manitoba.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 11 km south of the town of Sainte Rose du Lac and 10 km northeast of the town of Laurier.

  • Covers a very small part of NTS 63F/03 (Overflowing River; 1 site) in west-central Manitoba.  It is located near the most northwest point of Lake Winnipegosis.  It is located approximately 40 km east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 2 km southwest of the town of Overflowing River.

  • Covers most of the west half of NTS 63G (Grand Rapids) in central Manitoba.  It is located just west of the northernmost part of Lake Winnipeg, between South Moose, William and Cedar lakes.  Highway 6 runs north-south just outside the eastern edge of the study area.

  • Covers very small parts of NTS 62N/15 (Pine River; 1 site) and 62N/16 (Sagemace Bay; 1 site) in west central Manitoba.  It is bounded to the east by Lake Winnipegosis and to the west by Highway 10.  The town of Pulp Rive is located approximately in the centre of the study area.

  • Covers a very small part of NTS 62O/15 (Gypsumville; 1 site) in central Manitoba.  It is located between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis.  The city of Gypsumville is located about 25 km southeast of the centre of the study area.  Highway 6 runs north-south through the centre of the study area.

  • Covers parts of NTS 62F/02 (Waskada), /03 (Gainsborough) and /07 (Hartney) in southwest Manitoba.  The westernmost edge of the study area is located 4 km east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and the Canada-US border is located 2.5 km south of the study area.  The Souris River runs north-south through the centre of the study area.

  • Covers small parts of NTS 62F/10 (Pipestone; 1 site) and 62F/15 (Virden; 1 site) in southwest Manitoba.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 60 east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and 46 km southwest of the city of Brandon.  The TransCanada Highway and the Assiniboine River run east-west through the study area.

  • Covers very small parts of NTS 63K/03 (Miniota: 1 site) and 63K/06 (Birtle; 1 site) in southwest Manitoba.  It is located southwest of the Assiniboine River and approximately 6 km east of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.  The town of McAuley is located in the southern part of the study area.

  • Covers a very small part of NTS 62G/03 (Holmfield) in southern Manitoba.  It is located approximately 5 km south of Rock Lake.  Highway 5 runs north-south along the western edge of the study area.

  • Covers part of NTS 62G (Brandon) and a small part of 62H (Winnipeg) in southern Manitoba.  It is bounded to the south by the Canada-U.S. border.  The Pembina River is located in the southern part of the study area.  The towns of Snowflake, Morden, Roseisle and Treherne are located within the study area.

  • Covers parts of NTS 62I/02 (Selkirk) and 62I/03 (Stonewall) in southern Manitoba.  It is located approximately 22 km north of Winnipeg and just south of the city of Selkirk.  Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg are northwest and north of the study area, respectively.

  • Covers a very small part of NTS 62J/09 (Lundar; 1 site) in southern Manitoba.  It is located just east of lake Manitoba, approximately 3.5 km northeast of the community of Oak Point.  Highway 6 runs north-south through the study area.

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