Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

British Columbia


Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 92H/8, south central British Columbia, 1987.

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Survey Description

In 1987, soil samples were collected from 52 pits at the Nickel Plate Mine, central British Columbia.  Sites were located 15 m apart on five lines.  Before digging a soil pit, the organic-rich surface horizon was peeled off the underlying mineral soil, taking care to avoid contamination.  Sampling by hand pitting was done to one metre deep.  Duplicate bulk samples were collected from each mineral soil horizon.  Clasts larger than about 3 cm diameter were removed.  Thirty-three C-horizon profiles were also sampled from road cuts along the Hedley Road.  An interpretation of the study can be found in Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 47.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

<212 µm fraction of 325 samples analyzed for Au using FA-AAS; <53µm of 22 samples by FA-AAS for Au.

Geochem Maps Available:

Transect plots.

Other Analyses:

Heavy and lights for 22 samples for  3 fractions (212-420 µm, 106-212 µm and 53-106 µm) for Au by FA-AAS.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Sibbick, S.J., Fletcher, W.K. (1993). Distribution and behavior of gold in soils and tills at the Nickel Plate Mine, southern British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 47, p. 183-200. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1987-1993 South central British Columbia soil sampling survey carried out in 1987 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.35° 49.37° -120.03° -120.01°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 92H/8 (Hedley) around the Nickel Plate mine, south central British Columbia.  It straddles part of the Hedley Road.


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