Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


BC RGS stream sediment and water survey, NTS 92N, southwest British Columbia, 1991.

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=678 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 24 (NTS 92N). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

Helicopter and truck-supported sample collection was carried out during the summer of 1991 in the Mount Waddington map area.  A total of 868 stream sediment and 807 stream water samples were collected from 820 sites.  The average sample site density was 1 site per 18 km2 over the 15,500 square kilometre survey area.  Field duplicate samples were collected in each analytical block of twenty samples.  The survey also included the collection of nine sediment and water samples in the southern tip of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.  The data are published in British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 34.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Sampling Procedure

In general, sample sites were restricted to primary and secondary drainage basins having catchment areas of less than 10 square kilometres.  Contaminated or poor-quality sample sites were avoided by choosing an alternate stream or by sampling a minimum of 60 metres upstream from the identified problem.  Fine grained stream sediments (<1 mm) weighing 1-2 kg were obtained from the active stream channel. Unfiltered water samples were collected in 250 mL bottles and precautions were taken to exclude suspended solids where possible.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Jackaman, W., Matysek, P.F., Cook, S.J. (1992). British Columbia regional geochemical survey NTS 92N - Mount Waddington; stream sediment and water geochemical data. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Geological Survey Branch, BC RGS 34. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1992 Southwest British Columbia 1991 stream sediment and water survey (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
51° 52° -126° -124°

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

  • Covers most of NTS 92N (Mount Waddington) in southwest British Columbia.  It is bounded by latitudes 51° and 52° N and by longitudes 124° and 126° W.


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