Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

Newfoundland and Labrador

1984

Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 14D, 24A, western Labrador, 1984.





Location map

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Survey Description


904 till, 91 esker/outwash, 6 glacial lake, 3 A-horizon soil, 339 B-horizon soil, 195 C-horizon and 209 mudboil samples were collected in the Strange Lake area, western Labrador in 1984.  Sampling was conducted using a nominal 2 by 2 km grid over an approximately 1100 km2 area.  In areas close to mineralization, sample spacing was decreased to 500 m or less.  The data are published in Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File Lab/0843.

Data Description:

Paper report and maps.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by AAS after HNO3 digestion and HCl leach for 11 elements; by XRF for 12 elements and ICP techniques; by ion specific electrode for F; by delayed neutron activation for U.

Geochem Maps Available:

Maps 91-63 to 91-83 (computer contour) show sample locations and the dispersal of selected elements in approximately 530 samples.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McConnell, J.W. and Batterson, M.J. (1987). The Strange Lake Zr-Y-Nb-Be-REE deposit, Labrador: a geochemical profile in till, lake and stream sediment, and water. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 29, p. 105-127. (more)
2 Batterson, M.J. (1989). Glacial dispersal from the Strange Lake alkalic complex, northern Labrador. In Drift Prospecting, R.N.W. DiLabio, W.B. Coker (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 89-20, p. 31-40. (more)
3 Batterson, M.J. (1989). Quaternary geology and glacial dispersal in the Strange Lake area, Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Branch, Report 89-3, 51p. (more)
4 Batterson, M.J. (1991). Till geochemistry of the Strange Lake area (14D/5, 24A/8), Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File Lab/0843. (more)
5 Batterson, M., Liverman, D. (2000). Contrasting styles of glacial dispersal in Newfoundland and Labrador: methods and case studies. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy, Current Research Report 2000-1, p. 1-31. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1984-1991 Western Labrador soil and till sampling survey carried out in 1984 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
56.25° 56.5° -64.3° -63.5°

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

  • Covers NTS 14D/5 (no title) and 24A/8 (Lac Dihourse) in the Strange Lake area, western Labrador.  It is bounded to the west by the Labrador-Quebec border.

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