Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling, NTS 2D/13, 14, 2E/3, eastern Newfoundland, 1997.

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Survey Description

In 1997, approximately 850 till samples were collected in the Grand Falls – Mount Peyton area, eastern Newfoundland.  Sample spacing was roughly one sample per 2.25 km2 in areas of good access.  In areas where helicopter support was required, sample spacing was roughly 1 sample per 4 km2.  In total, diamicton was systematically sampled at 807 sites from below the B soil horizon wherever possible (samples were collected mostly from the BC or C-horizon).  In addition, till profiles were collected from three backhoe pits, with sampling at 0.5 m vertical intervals.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador Open File NFLD 2664.

Data Description:


Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction analyzed for Ag by AAS after a HNO3 digestion; for 28 elements by ICP-AES after HCl-HCl04-HF digestion; for 25 elements by INAA.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional dot maps showing distribution of elements in till.

Other Analyses:


Publication History

Index Publication
1 Batterson, M., Taylor, D. (1998). Surficial geology and geochemical sampling in the Grand Falls to Glenwood areas (NTS 2D/13, 2D/14, 2E/3). In Current Research, C.P.G. Pereira, D.G. Walsh (compilers and ed.). Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy, Report 98-1, p.1-8. (more)
2 Batterson, M.J., Taylor, D.M., Davenport, P.H. (1998). Till geochemistry of the Grand Falls - Mount Peyton area (NTS 2D/13, 2D/14 and part of 2E/03). Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, Open File NFLD 2664. (more)
3 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 1997-1998 Eastern Newfoundland till sampling, 1997. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.75° 49.13° -56° -55°

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

  • Covers NTS 2D/13 (Grand Falls), 2D/14 (Mount Peyton) and part of NTS 2E/3 (Botwood), the Grand Falls – Mount Peyton area, eastern Newfoundland.  Highway 1 runs east-west through the study area.  The cities of Bishop's Falls and Grand Falls-Windsor are located in the northern part of the study area.


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