Survey Metadata

Soil

Saskatchewan

1974

Soil sampling, survey, NTS 63, 64, 73, 74, northern Saskatchewan, 1974-1980.





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Survey Description


Between 1974 and 1980, B and C-horizon soils were collected across northern Saskatchewan during a large reconnaissance survey, covering an area of approximately 245,000 km2.  The B-horizon soils were analysed but not published.  The C-horizon soils were not analysed.  The Quaternary geology report, including some grain size analyses for surficial sediment samples can be found in Saskatchewan Geological Survey Report 221.

The previously unpublished data for the B-horizon soil and data for newly analysed C-horizon soil from the Glennie, Kisseynew and Flin Flon domains is published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5464/Saskatchewan Industry and Resources Open File 2007-13.

The previously unpublished data for the B-horizon soil and data for newly analysed C-horizon soil from the La Ronge and Rottenstone domains are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5799/Saskatchewan Industry and Resources Open File 2008-1.

These data are also part of a compilation, Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7064.

Sampling Procedure

The normal sampling depth for surficial sediments was about 1 m.  At augerholes and exposures in road cuts and borrow pits, samples were collected at depths up to 36 m below the ground surface.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Schreiner, B.T. (1984). Quaternary geology of the Precambrian Shield, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Energy and Mines Open File Report 221, 106 p. (more)
2 Schreiner, B.T. (1986). Quaternary Geology as a guide to mineral exploration in the southeastern Shield, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Research Council Technical Report No. 189/Saskatchewan Energy and Mines Open File Report No. 86-5. (more)
3 McMartin, I., Campbell, J.E., Dredge, L.A., Grunsky, E. (2007). Till geochemistry from archived samples collected over the Glannie, Kisseynew and Flin Flon domains, east-central Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5464/Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Open File 2007-13. (more)
4 McMartin, I., Campbell, J.E., Dredge, L.A. (2008). Till geochemistry from archived samples collected over the La Ronge and Rottenstone domains, central Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5799/Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources Open File 2008-1. (more)
5 McMartin, I., Campbell, J.E., Dredge, L.A. (2012). A trans-jurisdiction database of till composition across the Circum-Kisseynew area, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7064. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2005-2010 Flin Flon Project, Manitoba-Saskatchewan TGI, Quaternary component, 2005-2010 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
54° 60° -110° -101.76°

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

  • Covers NTS 64L, M, 64D, E, L, M, 73P, part of 73O, 74A, B, F, G, H, I, J, K, N, O, P and part of 74C, most of the northern half of the province 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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