Survey Metadata




Till sampling survey, NTS 40J/2, 3, 6, 7, 40G/10, 15 in Essex County, southwestern Ontario, 1988 and 1989.

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Survey Description

Approximately 60 till and 85 glaciolacustrine sand/silt samples collected in Essex County, southwestern Ontario in 1988 and 1989.  Data published in Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 5886.

Data Description:

Paper report; data lists on diskette (ASCII).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.037 mm fraction by AAS after total digestion (HNO3-HF) for Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn, Fe.

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Other Analyses:

Grain size (<2 mm fraction), carbonate (<0.076 mm fraction (Chittick)), heavy mineral concentrate for point counts; clay mineralogy.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Morris, T.F. (1994). Quaternary geology of Essex County, southwestern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 5886. (more)
2 Morris, T.F., Kelly, R.I. (1997). Origin and physical and chemical characteristics of glacial overburden in Essex and Kent counties, southwestern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth sciences, v. 34, p. 233-246. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1988-1994 Essex County, southwestern Ontario till sampling survey carried out in 1988 and 1989 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
41.6° 42.6° -83.3° -82.5°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 40J/6, 40J/3, 40J/2, 40J/7, 40G/15 and 40G/10 in Essex County in southwestern Ontario.  It is bounded to the south by Lake Erie, to the north by Lake St. Clair and to the west by the Detroit River.


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