Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling, NTS 1N, M, 2C, eastern Newfoundland, 2002.

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Survey Description

1042 till samples were collected in 2002 on the western Avalon Peninsula and Isthmus, eastern Newfoundland.  Sampling density was controlled by access as well as surficial geology and averaged about 1 sample per 1 km2 in areas with good access to 1 sample per 4 km2 in areas where helicopter support was required.  The data are published in Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File NFLD 2824.

Data Description:

Paper and digital report and data files (available on-line).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by AAS after nitric acid digestion for Ag and Rb, by ICP-ES after HF-HCl-HClO4 digestion for 29 elements, by INAA for 36 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol plots show the distribution of 12 elements and % LOI.

Other Analyses:


Publication History

Index Publication
1 Batterson, M., Taylor, D.M. (1988). Till geochemistry of the Western Avalon Peninsula and Isthmus. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy Open File NFLD/2824, 211 p. (more)
2 Batterson, M.J., Taylor, D.M. (2003). Regional till geochemistry and surficial geology of the western Avalon Peninsula and Isthmus. In Current Research 2003, C.P.G. Pereira, D.G. Walsh, B.F. Kean (ed.). Newfoundland Geological Survey, Report 03-1, p. 259-272. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2000-2004 Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas, Newfoundland till sampling survey carried out in 2000, 2002 and 2003 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
47.22° 48.25° -54° -52.83°

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

  • Covers all or parts of NTS 1N/5 (Argentia), 1N/6 (Holyrood), 1N/11 (Harbour Grace), 1N/12 (Dildo), 1N/13 (Sunnyside), 1N/14 (Heart’s Content), 1M/16 (Sound Island), 2C/2 (Bay de Verde), 2C/3 (Old Perlican) and 2C/4 (Random Island) on the western and central Avalon Peninsula and isthmus, eastern Newfoundland.  It is bounded to the northwest by Trinity Bay and to the southeast by Conception Bay.


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