Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

New Brunswick

1998

Till sampling survey, NTS 21O/15 (Atholville), 21O/16 (Charlo), north central New Brunswick, 1998-1999.





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Survey Description


A total of 171 till and humus samples were collected in the Atholville-Charlo area of north central New Brunswick in 1998 and 1999.  A few samples were also collected in northernmost part of Tetagouche Lakes (21O/9) and Upsalquitch Forks (21O/10).  The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 2002-9.

Data Description:

Paper copy; data lists on diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction of till and <0.177 mm fraction of humus by AAS after aqua regia for 12 elements and by INAA for 27 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contoured maps show dispersal of selected clasts and elements.

Other Analyses:

Grain size (<2 mm); pebble lithologies (2-10 cm).

Sampling Procedure

Samples were collected from hand-dug pits, road cuts and natural exposures.  Sample pits were approximately 0.5 m in diameter and ranged in depth from 0.2 to 0.8 m.  Approximately 3 to 5 kg of till matrix was collected.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dickson, M.L. (2001). Drift prospecting and Quaternary geology in the Atholville and Charlo map areas, northern New Brunswick. M.Sc. thesis, University of New Brunswick. (more)
2 Dickson, M.L. (2002). Drift prospecting and Quaternary geology in the Atholville and Charlo map areas, northern New Brunswick. (NTS 21 O/15, 16. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Open File 2002-9, 171p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1989-2008 Quaternary mapping and till sampling project, northern New Brunswick, 1989-2009 (more)
2 2007-2009 New Brunswick Data Levelling Project (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
47.73° 48° -66.75° -66.25°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21O/15 (Atholville), 21O/16 (Charlo), 21O/10 (Upsalquitch Forks) and 21O/9 (Tetagouche Lakes).  The towns of Charlo and Balmoral are located in the northeast part of the study area.

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