Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling, NTS 2E/3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12H/1, Hodges Hill area, central Newfoundland, 1999.

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Survey Description

During the 1999 field season, approximately 1100 till samples were collected in the Hodges Hill area between Grand Falls in the south and Fortune Harbour to the north, central Newfoundland.  Samples were collected mostly from hand dug pits 0.3 -1.3 m deep, from the C-horizon where possible.  Where this was not obtainable, BC or B horizons were sampled.  There was a 2-4 km spacing between sites.  Duplicate samples were taken at 51 sites. The data are published in Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy Open File NFLD/2704.

Data Description:

Paper report with data diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction of till by ICP-ES for 29 elements (after digestion in a mixture of HF-HCl-HClO4); by AAS (after digestion in nitric acid) for Ag; by INAA for 28 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional dot maps showing distribution of elements in till.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Liverman, D., Taylor, D., Shepard, K., Dickson, L. (2000). Till geochemistry, Hodges Hill area, central Newfoundland. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy, Open File NFLD/2704, 51p. + appendices. (more)
2 Taylor, D., Liverman, D. (2000). Till geochemistry in the Hodges Hill area. In Current Research 2000, Newfoundland Geological Survey, Report 2000-1, p. 61-67. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1999-2000 Central Newfoundland till sampling, 1999 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49° 49.55° -56.2° -55°

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

  • Covers NTS 2E/4 (Hodges Hill), the northern part of NTS 2E/3 (Botwood), the southeast corner of NTS 2E/5 (Robert’s Arm), NTS 2E/6 (Point Leamington), NTS 2E/11 (Exploits), and part of NTS 12H/1 (Dawes Pond) in central Newfoundland.  The area lies for the most part between Notre Dame Bay and the Trans-Canada Highway, north of Grand Falls.


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