Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling survey, 23J/9, 16, western Labrador, 1992.

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Survey Description

270 till samples were collected in 1992 at a regional scale in the Cavers Lake-Hollinger Lake area in western Labrador over the eastern part of the Labrador Trough.  In addition, 70 till samples were collected at a detailed scale near Martin Lake in the northern part of the study area.  The data are published in Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File 23J/0303.

Data Description:

Paper report; digital maps and database available.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by ICP-AES for 29 elements; by AAS for 4 elements; by INAA for 27 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Maps 93-113 to 93-112 show the sample locations and distribution of selected elements.

Other Analyses:

Grain size (<2 mm fraction).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Liverman, D., Boger, R., Honarvar, P., Vatcher, H. (1993). Till geochemistry, Cavers Lake and Hollinger Lake areas (NTS 23J/9 and 16), western Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File (L) 23J/0303. (more)
2 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)
3 Liverman, D. (2004). Analysis of selected till samples from the Hollinger and Cavers Lake map sheets (NTS 23J/9 and 23J/16) for platinum group elements. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Open File Lab 23J/0332. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1992-1993 Eastern Labrador Trough till sampling survey carried out in 1992 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
54.5° 55° -66.5° -66°

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

  • Covers NTS 23J/9 (Cavers Lake) and 23J/16 (Hollinger Lake) in western Labrador.  Its centre is located approximately 140 km northwest of the shores of Michikamau Lake.


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