Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling, NTS 11F, southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, 1991.

Location map

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Survey Description

324 regional till samples were collected in the Mira-Framboise area of southeastern Cape Breton Island.  An additional 169 samples were collected from closely spaced sites around an inactive base metal mine and 2 mineralized bedrock occurrences.  The data from this survey and the 1990 orientation survey are published in GSC Open File 2533.

Data Description:

Paper report; digital files on diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by ICP after HCl-HNO3 (3:1) for 28 elements and by fire assay-DCP for Au.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol plots show regional dispersal of elements

Other Analyses:

Pebble lithologies.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McClenaghan, M.B., DiLabio, R.N.W., Laurus, K.A. (1992). Till geochemistry and clast lithology data for the Mira - Framboise area, southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2533. (more)
2 Harris, J.R., Bonham-Carter, G.F. (2003). A method for detecting glacial dispersal trains in till geochemical data. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v.3, p.133-155. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1990-1992 Southeastern Cape Breton Island till sampling survey, 1990-1991 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2533 ( FileID=227 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2533.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.55° 46° -60.5° -60°

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

  • Covers Mira (NTS 11F/16)) and Framboise (11F/9) areas of southeastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the south by the Atlantic Ocean.


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