Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling, NTS 64M, northeast Saskatchewan, 2002.

Location map

(requires an Internet connection)

External Links

Index Link
Saskatchewan Geological Survey Databases ( LinkID=750 more)
DF 25 - digital release of 2002 analytical data from the Quaternary component of the multidisciplinary Phelps Lake Project.

Survey Description

In 2002, approximately 127 till samples were collected in the Keseechewun Lake area, northeast Saskatchewan.  A summary of the work can be found in Saskatchewan Miscellaneous Report 2002-4.2, Paper A-2 in Summary of Investigations 2002, Volume 2.  The data can be found in Saskatchewan Economy Data File DF 25.

Data Description:

Web release or CD.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction of till analyzed for 55 elements (major and traces) by ICP-AES after digestion by three acid (HF/HNO3/HClO4) total digestion or after a partial HNO3/HCl digestion; Au by fire assay/ICP; U by fluorometry after a HNO3/HCl digestion.

Geochem Maps Available:


Other Analyses:

Gold grain counts and descriptions; texture of the <2.00 mm fraction of till; base metal indicator minerals.  Kimberlite indicator mineral data added to Saskatchewan Industry and Resources Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Database.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Campbell, J.E. (2002). Phelps Lake Project: Highlights of the Quaternary investigations in the Keseechewun Lake area (NTS 64M-9, -10, -15, and -16). In Summary of Investigations 2002, Volume 2. Saskatchewan Geological Survey; Miscellaneous Report 2002-4.2, Paper A-2, 16 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2001-2002 Phelps Lake Project, northeast Saskatchewan, 2001-2002 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
59.5° 60° -103° -102°

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

  • Covers the northeast corner of NTS 64M (Phelps Lake), the Keseechewan Lake area in the far northeast corner of Saskatchewan.  It is bounded to the east by the SK-MB border and to the north by the SK-NT border.


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