Survey Metadata




Soil sampling survey, NTS 32G/15, 16, Chibougamau-Chapais area, Nord-du-Québec region, Quebec, 1987.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1987, a soil sampling survey was conducted by the G.P.R. Company Inc., in the Chibougamau-Chapais area, Quebec.  The area covers 2000 km2.  A total of 1653 samples from horizon Oh, H or Ah, were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 2.5 km2.  Samples were analyzed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Ag, Al, B, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Eu, Fe, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Sc, Sm, Sr, Th, Ti, V, Y, Zn


inductively coupled plasma emission (ICP-ES)
Au, As, W, Sb, Br, Cs, Se, Tm, U   neutron activation (INAA)
Hg   flameless atomic absorption (F-AAS)
Loss on ignition (LOI)    
pH   selective electrode


The data are published in Open File MB 89-48, Department of Energy and Resources, 1989.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Beaumier, M., Leduc, M. (1989). Géochimie des sols, région de Chibougamau-Chapais. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Manuscrit brut MB 89-48. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1980-1987 Soil, lake sediment and stream sediment sampling surveys, Nord-du-Québec region, 1980-1987. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.75° 50° -75° -74°

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

  • Covers NTS 32G/15 (Chapais), /16 (Chibougamau).  The Chibougamau-Chapais area is located in the Nord-du-Québec region.  It is bounded by latitudes 49°45' and 50° and longitudes 74° and 75°.


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