Survey Metadata

Stream sediment



Stream sediment sampling survey, NTS 21L/1-8 and 21E/5-6, 11-16, Beauce-Estrie area, Estrie region, Quebec, 1986.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1986, a stream sediment sampling survey was conducted by the firm Minorex Inc., in the Beauce-Estrie area, Quebec.  The area covers 7000 km2.  A total of 11,316 samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 0.6 km2.  The < 177 micron fraction was analyzed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Co, Mn, Mo   atomic absorption (AAS)
Au, As, Br, Cs, Sb, Se, Tm, U, W   neutron activation (INAA)
Loss on ignition (LOI)    


The data are published in Open File MB 89-42, Department of Energy and Resources, 1990.  Data from Open File DPV-822 are also included in this document.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Choinière, J., Leduc, M. (1990). Géochimie des sédiments de ruisseau, région de Beauce-Estrie. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Manuscrit brut MB 89-42, 10 p., 10 cartes. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1963-1986 Stream sediment, till sampling survey, Estrie area, Quebec, 1963-1986. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.25° 46.5° -72° -70°

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

  • Covers most of NTS 21E (Sherbrooke) and the south half of 21L (Quebec).  The Beauce-Estrie area is located in the Estrie region.  Its eastern side is bordered by the USA.  It is bounded by latitudes 45°15' and 46°30' and longitudes 70° and 72°.


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