Survey Metadata

Lake sediment



Lake sediment sampling survey, Manicouagan area, Quebec, 2003.

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Survey Description

IN 2003, a “Manicouagan” lake sediment geochemistry survey was carried out in th Baie-Comeau sector, Côte-Nord, Quebec.  This survey covered almost the entire Manicouagan regional county municipality.  Approximately 3000 sites were visited with an average density of 1 sample per 13 km2.

The samples were analysed by ICP-MS by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd.

A summary of the work can be found in Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife (Ministère du Ressources naturelles et de la Faune) promotional document PRO 2005-03.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Beaumier, M, Leduc, M. (2005). Nouvelles analyses géochimiques de sédiments sur la Côte-Nord et à la Baie-James. Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, PRO 2005-03, 7 p. (more)
2 Hurtubise, E. (2009). Regroupement et nivellement des plus récentes données géochimique régionales des sédiments de fond de lac de la Côte-Nord (région administrative 09). Corporation de promotion du développement minéral de la Côte-Nord, Manuscrit brut MB 2009-13. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1987-1990 Côte-Nord lake sediment project, 1987-2003 (more)
2 2007-2009 Côte-Nord Project, 2007-2009 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.75° 51.5° -70° -67.26°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 22C (Rimouski), 22F (Baie Comeau), 22G (Cap-Chat), 22J (Sept-Îles), 22K (Lac Berte), 22N (Réservoir Manicouagan), 22O (Lac Fouquet) in the Baie-Comeau sector, Côte-Nord, Quebec.  It is bounded to the west by longitude 70°W and to the southeast by the St. Lawrence River. Manicouagan Reservoir is excluded from the study area.


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