Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey, NTS 73, 74, 83, 84, northern Alberta, 1992-1994.

Location map

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Survey Description

Reconnaissance till sampling was carried out over northern Alberta in 1992-1994.  The sample site distribution is not regular due to limited access to the area.  The data are published in Alberta Geological Survey Open File Report 1996-7.

Data Description:

Paper reports; digital files (ASCII and Excel).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by AAS after a fuming HF-HClO4-HNO3 digestion for 11 elements; by INAA for 11 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show the dispersal of elements.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate for kimberlite indicator minerals; grain size.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Fenton, M.M., Pawlowicz, J.G., Dufresne, M.B. (1996). Reconnaissance mineral and geochemical survey with emphasis on northern Alberta. Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Open File Report 1996-7. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1992-1996 Northern Alberta till sampling survey carried out in 1992-1994 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
54.25° 60° -120° -110°

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

  • Covers the northern half of Alberta.  It is bounded to the north by latitude 60°,to the west by the British Columbia-Alberta border, to the east by the Alberta-Saskatchewan border and to the south by latitude 54.25°.


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