Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


BC RGS stream sediment and water survey, NTS 92B, C, southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 1989.

Location map

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=687 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 24 (NTS 92B, C). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

A total of 559 sites were sampled in 1989 for moss-mat sediment and stream water at an average density of 1 site per 10.3 km2.  Provincial parks were excluded from the sampling program.  Samples were collected by truck, boat or helicopter, depending on accessibility.  The data are published in British Columbia RGS 24/Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2182.

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

Sampling Procedure

Moss-mat sediment samples weighing 1-2 kg were scraped from logs and boulders found within the active stream channel and placed in kraft-paper bags.  Unfiltered water samples were collected in 250 ml Nalgene bottles and precautions were taken to exclude suspended solids when possible.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Matysek, P.F., Gravel, J.L., Jackaman, W., Feulgen, S. (1990). British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey, Stream Sediment and Water Geochemical Data, Victoria / Cape Flattery - NTS 92B/92C. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2182/ British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey 24, 130 pages. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1989-1990 Southern Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, British Columbia, steam sediment and water surveys carried out in 1989 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 2182 digital data ( FileID=1247 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2182 ( FileID=565 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2182.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2182 ( FileID=198 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
48.35° 49° -125.67° -123.33°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 92B (Victoria) and 92C (Cape Flattery) on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the south by Juan de Fuca Strait.


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