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Base till and clay sampling survey, NTS 32D/11, Palmarolle area, Abitibi region, Quebec, 1982.

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Survey Description

In 1982, a base till and clay sampling survey was conducted by the firm Exploration Aiguebelle Inc., in the Palmarolle area, Quebec.  The area covers 12 km2.  A total of 99 samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 0.1 km2.  On each of the 33 drilling sites, one base till sample was collected (screened to separate the fine fraction (<80 mesh) and the heavy mineral fraction (>35 mesh)) and one glaciolacustrine clay sample.

The heavy mineral fraction was analyzed using a binocular microscope for visual identification and 1 gram of this material was crushed and analyzed.

All samples were analyzed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Ag, Al, As, Au, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Ce, Co, Cr, Cu, Eu, F, Fe, Hg, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Sc, Se, Sm, Sr, Te, Th, Ti, U, V, W, Y, Zn    


The data are published in Open File MB 89-57, Department of Energy and Resources, 1990.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Beaumier, M. (1990). Minéraux lourds et géochimie des argiles et du till de base, région de Palmarolle. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Manuscrit brut MB 89-57. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1978-1984 Project Palmarolle, Abitibi region, Quebec, 1978-1984. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.53° 48.62° -79.3° -79.15°

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

  • Covers NTS 32D/11 (Palmarolle).  The Palmarolle area is located in the Abitibi region.  It is situated 50 km north of Rouyn-Noranda.  It includes lots 19 to 32, rg. 10, Duparquet county and rg. I, Palmarolle county.  It is bounded by latitudes 48°32' and 48°37' and longitudes 79°09' and 79°18'.


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