Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

New Brunswick

1983

Soil and till sampling, NTS 21J/14, 21J/15, 21O/2, 21O/3, northwest New Brunswick, 1983.





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Survey Description


During the summer of 1983, B-horizon and till samples were collected at 174 sites in the Trousers Lake area, northwest New Brunswick.  At each site, a hole was dug with a spade into parent material.  B-horizon samples weighing between 1.5 and 2.5 kg were collected.  C-horizon samples were collected in 12 L buckets and sieved and panned in the nearest brook or lake.  If digging the hole was impossible due to large boulders or there was a lack of parent or B-horizon material, the sample location was moved up to 200 m in any direction.  The data are published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources Report of Investigation No. 20.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.180 mm fraction of B-horizon digested with nitric acid (HNO3) analyzed for Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag, Mn, Co, Ni, Fe by AAS and for Mo by colourimetry.  <0.180 mm fraction of C-horizon samples were fused with potassium bisulphate and leached with concentrated HCl.  Samples analyzed for U by neutron activation- delayed neutron counting and Au by neutron activation-gamma spectroscopy.  W also analysed, but no method given.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour maps for Cu, Pb, Zn.  Map with element values listed at each sample site.

Other Analyses:

Pebble counts.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Fyffe, L.R., Pronk, A.G. (1985). Bedrock and surficial geology -rock and till geochemistry in the Trousers Lake area, Victoria County, New Brunswick. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Division, Report of Investigation No. 20, 74 p. (more)
2 Parkhill, M.A. (1994). Surficial geology and till geochemistry in northern New Brunswick: summary of projects and current database. In Current Research 1993. S.A.A. Merlini (compiler and ed.). New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Minerals and Energy, Miscellaneous Report 12, p. 129-146. (more)
3 Parkhill, M.A. (1997). Surficial geology and till geochemistry in northern New Brunswick: summary of ExTech-II projects and current database. In Current Research 1996. B.M.W. Carroll (ed.). New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Minerals and Energy Division, Mineral Resource Report 97-4, p.201-233. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1983-1985 Northwest New Brunswick soil and till survey, 1983 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
46.78° 47.12° -67.07° -66.79°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21J/14 (Plaster Rock), 21J/15 (Tuadook Lake), 21O/2 (Serpentine Lake) and 21O/3 (Riley Brook), the Trousers Lake area, northwest New Brunswick.  Highway 108 runs east-west through the southern part of the study area.

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