Survey Metadata

Soil, Vegetation



Soil and vegetation sampling survey, Palmarolle area, Abitibi region, Quebec, 1977.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1977, a soil and vegetation sampling survey was conducted in the Palmarolle area, Quebec.  The area covers 250 km2.  A total of 375 samples were collected.  At each of the 125 sites, samples of leaves and bark were collected from trembling aspen trees.  A soil sample from horizons H, Ah or Oh was also collected.

All samples were analyzed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Cu, Ni, Zn


atomic absorption (AAS)
As HCl atomic absorption (AAS)


F   selective electrode


The data are published in Open File MB 89-65, Department of Energy and Resources, 1990.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Beaumier, M., Paquet, A. (1990). Biogéochimie de la région de Palmarolle. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Manuscrit brut MB 89-65. (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
48.58° 48.75° -79.25° -79°

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 35 km north of the cities of Rouyn and Noranda.  It is bounded by latitudes 48°35' and 48°45' and longitudes 79° and 79°15'.


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