Survey Metadata

Soil, Till, Indicator minerals



Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 52H/2, Wolf Mountain property, northwestern Ontario, 2000.

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Survey Description

4 humus, 11 B-horizon soil, 8 till and 12 vegetation samples were collected on the Wolf Mountain property in 2000.  Samples were collected along existing trenches.  The data are published in Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 6054.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.  Digital data available separately as MRD-71 (Miscellaneous Release-Data 71).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.177 mm fraction of humus and <0.063 mm fraction of till by ICP-AES for 25 elements; by ICP-AES-FA for Au, Pd, and Pt; and ICP-MS for 51 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show dispersal of selected elements.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate from 77 till samples for gold grain counts and metamorphic or magmatic massive sulphide and kimberlite indicator minerals; pebble lithologies for 77 till samples.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Searcy, C.A. (2001). Preliminary data results of drift exploration for platinum group elements, northwestern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6054, 271 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2000-2001 Northwestern Ontario soils and till sampling surveys carried out in 2000 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.0289° 49.032° -88.9667° -88.9618°

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

  • Covers the Wolf Mountain property located approximately 65 km north of Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario on NTS 52H/2 (Shillabeer Lake).


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