Survey Metadata

Soil, Alluvial heavy minerals



Soil and alluvial heavy minerals sampling survey, NTS 21E/10, 11, 14, 16, Marlow, Stratford and Weedon townships, Quebec, 1971.

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Survey Description

In the summer of 1971, a soil and alluvial heavy mineral sampling survey was conducted.  A total of 154 samples were collected (95 in Lake Aylmer-Weedon metalliferous deposit, 28 as background and 31 samples collected around St-Robert-Bellarmin area).  Heavy mineral sampling was collected and panned.  Around Cupra, Solbec and Weedon deposits, the presence of streams are rare and most of them are contaminated by mine waste.  Heavy minerals were than collected in soil (horizon B or B-C), by digging holes at 16 to 36" deep.  Samples from St-Robert-Bellarmin were collected directly in sand and stream sediments.  The area covers 20 km2.  Samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 0.1 km2 and analysed for Cu, Zn, Pb, Mn, Ni, Co, Ag, Sb, V, Bi, Cd, Mo (HClO4-HF, atomic absorption).

The data are published in Open File DP-142, Department of Energy and Resources, 1973.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Winter, H (1973). Distribution des éléments en trace dans les minéralisations des Appalaches, Québec. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Dossier public DP-142. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1971 Preliminary study on the distribution of trace elements in heavy minerals, Chaudières-Appalaches area, 1971. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.67° 45.83° -71.4° -70.42°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 21E/10 (Lac-Mégantic), /16 (Saint-Théophile). The Saint-Robert-Bellarmin mine region is situated in the Marlow township. It is bounded by latitudes 45°40' and 45°47' and longitudes 70°25' and 70°40'.

  • Covers part of NTS 21E/11 (Scotstown) and 14 (Disraeli). The Cupra, Solbec and Weedon mines are located in the Stratford and Weedon townships. The region is bounded by latitudes 45°40'30" and 45°50' and longitudes 71°16' and 71°24'.


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