Survey Metadata

Alluvial heavy minerals



Heavy mineral sampling survey, NTS 21L/1, 2, 7, 8, 22B/16, 22A/13, 22G/1 and 22H/4, Beauce and Gaspé areas, Quebec, 1975.

Location map

(requires an Internet connection)

Survey Description

In 1975, a heavy mineral sampling survey was conducted in 2 areas: Beauce and Gaspésie.  In Beauce area, sampling covers 1200 km2.  A total of 83 samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 15 km2.

In Gaspésie area, a group of samples was collected around McGerrigle batholite.  A second sampling was conducted around Lemieux Dome.  A total of 28 samples (McGerrigle zone) and 25 samples (Lemieux zone) were collected.

Samples were analyzed for Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Fe, Mn, Sb, Mo, Cr, Ag, Sn, As, Bi, W, Be and visual identification.

The data are published in Open File MB 85-09, Department of Energy and Resources, 1985.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Wilhem, E. (1985). Méthodologie d'utilisation des concentrés alluvionnaires comme outils de prospection au Québec, Québec. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Manuscrit brut MB 85-09. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1975 Project France-Quebec, Gaspe and Beauce regions, 1975. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
46° 49.17° -70.77° -65.75°

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

  • Covers NTS 21L/1 (Saint-Zacharie), /2 (Beauceville), /7 (St-Joseph-de-Beauce), /8 (Sainte-Justine).  The Beauce area is situated in the Chaudières-Appalaches region.  It is bounded by latitudes 46° and 46°17' and longitudes 70°15' and 70°46'.

  • Covers NTS 22B/16 (Mont Albert), 22A/13 (Lac Madeleine), 22G/1 (Ste-Anne-des-Monts) and 22H/4 (Mont-Louis).  The Monts McGerrigle and Dôme Lemieux areas are situated in the Gaspé region.  It is bounded by latitudes 48°45' and 49°10' and longitudes 65°45' and 66°15'.


Date modified: