Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals, Surficial drill core



Till sampling survey and overburden drilling, NTS 62H, 52E, southeastern Manitoba, 1991-1992.

Location map

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Survey Description

A total of 465 till samples were collected in southeastern Manitoba over the drift-covered rocks of the Wabigoon Belt in 1991 and 1992.  297 samples were from drill holes, 142 from surface sites and 26 from river sections.  A total of 195 sand samples were also taken from the drill core.  The data are published in GSC Open File 2750.

Data Description:

Report and data on diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063mm fraction of till matrix by INAA for 35 elements and by nitric-aqua-regia-ICP for 32 elements; XRF analyses of bedrock from drill holes.

Geochem Maps Available:


Other Analyses:

<0.063 mm carbonate (Chittick); pebble lithology; gold grain counts; kimberlite indicator mineral frequency and chemistry; geochemical analyses of heavy mineral concentrates (INAA and nitric-aqua-regia-ICP).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Thorleifson, L.H., Matile, G. (1993). Till geochemistry and indicator mineral reconnaissance of southeastern Manitoba. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2750. (more)
2 Thorleifson, L.H., Garrett, R.G., Matile, G. (1994). Prairie kimberlite study - indicator mineral geochemistry. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2875. (more)
3 Keller, G.R., Bogdan, D.J., Matile, G.L.D. (2004). Manitoba kimberlite indicator mineral database (version 3.0). Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File Report 2004-25. (more)
4 Garrett, R.G., Thorleifson, L.H., Matile, G., Adcock, S.W. (2008). Till geochemistry, mineralogy and lithology, and soil geochemistry – data from the 1991-1992 Prairie kimberlite study. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5582, 1 CD-ROM. (more)
5 Thorleifson, L.H., Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R., Hauck, S.A. (2009). Till geochemical and indicator mineral reconnaissance of southeastern Manitoba (west half of NTS 52E and 52L and all of 62H and 62I): final results. Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File 2009-13. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1994 Canadian Prairies Project, 1991, 1992 and 1994 (more)
2 1991-1998 Southeastern Manitoba till sand indicator mineral reconnaissance project, 1991-92 and 1997-98. (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2750 ( FileID=246 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2750.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49° 50° -97° -95.15°

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

  • Covers NTS 62H and parts of 52E over the drift-covered Wabigoon Belt rocks in southeastern Manitoba.  It is bounded to the east by the Manitoba-Ontario border.


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