Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling and ice flow survey, NTS 12A/10, 15, 16, 12H/1), central Newfoundland, 1991 and 1992.

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Survey Description

In 1991 and 1992, 841 till samples were collected from C-horizon till or lower B-horizon of soil in central Newfoundland. The data are published in GSC Open File 2823.  These samples (including 36 that have been reanalyzed) are also included in element distribution maps published in Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources Open File Nfld/2596.

Data Description:

Paper report; 2 diskettes with data and digital maps.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm and <0.063 mm fractions by ICP-AES after hot nitric acid-hydrochloric acid for 31 elements; <0.063 mm by INAA for 35 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Maps showing regional dispersal of As, Ag, Cr, Cu, Mo, Pb (<0.002 mm fraction) and As, Au, U, Zn for <0.063 mm fraction.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Klassen, R.A. (1994). Till geochemistry and ice flow data, central Newfoundland. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2823. (more)
2 Liverman, D., Klassen, R., Davenport, P., Honarvar, P. (1996). Till geochemistry, Buchans-Robert's Arm Belt (NTS 12A/15, 12A/16, 2E/5, 2E/12, 12H/1 and 12H/8). Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Open File Nfld/2596. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
2 1991-1994 Central Newfoundland till sampling survey, 1991 and 1992 (more)
1 1995-1996 Northern Newfoundland till sampling survey and compilation project carried out in 1995 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2823 ( FileID=252 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2823.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.5° 49.25° -57° -56°

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

  • Covers NTS 12A/10 (Lake Ambrose), 12A/15 (Buchans), 12A/16 (Badger) and 12H/1 (Dawes Pond) in central Newfoundland.


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