Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


BC RGS stream sediment and water survey, NTS 92E, northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 1988.

Location map

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=684 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 21 (NTS 92E). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

In 1988, a total of 385 sites were sampled for moss-mat sediment and stream water in the Nootka Sound area, Vancouver Island.  Samples were collected at a density averaging 1 site per 10.5 km2.  Fifty-seven percent of the samples were collected by truck and boat; the remaining 43% were collected by helicopter.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2038 and British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Resources Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 21.

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

Sampling Procedure

Moss-mat sediment samples weighing 1-2 kg were scraped from boulders and logs found within the active stream channel and placed in large kraft paper sample bags.  Water samples were collected in 250 mL Nalgene bottles.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Matysek, P.F., Gravel, J.L., Jackaman, W. (1989). Regional Drainage Sediment and Water Geochemical Reconnaissance Data, British Columbia. Nootka Sound [92E]. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2038/British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey 21. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1988-1989 Northern Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland, British Columbia, stream sediment and water surveys carried out in 1988 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 2038 digital data ( FileID=1234 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2038 ( FileID=553 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2038.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2038 ( FileID=181 download)
WARNING: the data on the diskette may have been packaged as a 16 bit self-extracting executable file, which is incompatible with 64 bit Windows computers.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.25° 50° -127.25° -126°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 92E (Nootka Sound) on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean.


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