Survey Metadata

Surface water, Groundwater



Stream and spring water sampling, NTS 22A, B, G, H, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, 1950.

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Survey Description

In September 1950, waters from streams and rivers as well as several springs were sampled in the Gaspé Peninsula area, Quebec.  Water samples were collected near the mouths of primary rivers and at intervals upstream.  The main tributaries of the rivers were sampled where possible.  The area covers 27000 km2.  A total of ninety-one 400 ml samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 241.1 km2 and analysed for heavy metals (colorimetry diphenylthiocarbazone) and for pH.  More detailed sampling was carried out in the area of the Holland Gaspé Claims.

The data are published in preliminary report RP-268, Department of Mines, 1952.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Riddell, J. E. (1952). Hydrochemical analyses of streams and rivers in the Gaspé peninsula, Quebec. Department of Mines, Preliminary Report PR-268. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1950 Hydrogeochemical and biogeochemical studies, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, 1950. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.08° 49.29° -66.48° -64.16°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 22A (Gaspé), B (Matane), G (Cap-Chat) and H (Port-Menier) along the northern part of the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec.  It is bounded to the north by the St. Lawrence River and to the east by the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  Highway 132 runs east-west through the northern part of the study area.

  • Covers parts of NTS 22A/13 (Lac Madeleine) and 22A/14 (Lac York) in the northern part of the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec.  Highway 198 runs north-south through the central part of the study area.  The city of Murdochville is located in the centre of the study area.

  • Covers a small part of NTS 22A/7 (Chandler) just into 22A/8 (Cap d’Espoir) on the southeast coast of the Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec.  It is bounded to the south by Chaleur Bay.  The towns of Chandler and Grande-Rivière are located in the study area.

  • Covers part of NTS 22A/4 (New Richmond) and small parts of 22A/3 (New Carlisle) and 22A/5 (Lac McKay) in the south central part of the Gaspé Peninsula.  The towns of Grande-Cascapédia and New Richmond are located in the northern and central parts of the study area, respectively.


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