Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


BC RGS stream sediment and water survey, NTS 92F, southern Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, British Columbia, 1989.

Location map

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=688 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 25 (NTS 92F). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

In June to August 1989, a total of 908 sites were sampled for moss-mat sediment, stream sediment and stream water at an average density of 1 site per 10.9 km2.  Larger municipalities and provincial parks were excluded from the sampling.  Samples were collected by truck, boat or helicopter depending on accessibility.  Moss-mat sediments were collected on Vancouver Island; stream sediments were collected on the Lower Mainland.  The data are published in British Columbia RGS 25/Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2183.

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, Alberni - NTS 92F. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2183/ British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey 25, 163 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 2183 digital data ( FileID=1248 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2183 ( FileID=566 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2183.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2183 ( FileID=199 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° 50° -126° -124°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 92F (Alberni) on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It excludes Strathcona Provincial Park and is bounded to the northeast by the Strait of Georgia.

  • Covers part of NTS 92F (Alberni) on the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the southwest by the Strait of Georgia.


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