Survey Metadata




Soil sampling survey, NTS 32D/11, Palmarolle, Poularies and Royal-Roussillon townships, Abitibi-Ouest county, 1979-1980.

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Survey Description

During the summers of 1979 and 1980, a soil sampling survey was conducted on reserved land #12 and on a group of 20 lots, to explain the presence of anomalies from groundwater and base till surveys.  The area covers 55 km2.  Samples from horizon A0were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 0.04 km2.


# Samples Sampling Year Dissolution Element
347 analyzed by CRM 1979

calcination, dissolution hot HCl or HNO3

Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Mn, Ag, Sn, Hg, Li, Fe, As, Mo, U
915 analyzed by Chimitec Ltée 1980 dissolution cold HCl Cu, Pb, Zn, Co, Ag, Mo, As, Mn, Sn, U


Different acid attack dissolutions give different results.

The data are published in Open File GM 40107, Department of Energy and Resources, 1983.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Guimond, J.-L. (1983). Études du terrain réservé #12, cantons Palmarolle et Poularies, comté Abitibi-Ouest. Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Dossier d’exploration minière GM 40107. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1979-1984 Project MER-Géomines Ltée, northwestern Quebec, 1979-1984. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.628° 48.73° -79.37° -79.185°

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

  • Covers NTS 32D/11 (Palmarolle).  The reserve land #12 is situated in the townships of Palmarolle, Poularies and Royal-Roussillon, Abitibi-Ouest county.  It is bounded by latitudes 48°37'45" and 48°44' and longitudes 79°11'30" and 79°22'.


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