Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling, NTS 42C, E, F, Manitouwadge -Hornepayne area, northern Ontario, 1992.

Location map

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Survey Description

IN 1992, 444 till samples and 40 glaciofluvial sand and gravel samples were collected in the Manitouwadge-Hornepayne area, northern Ontario.  This survey included some detailed sampling near the Geco Mine and several abandoned Cu-Zn mines.  In addition, 26 large esker samples were collected and processed for kimberlite indicator minerals.

The data are published in GSC Open File 2933.  Some of these samples were analysed for mercury in 1999 and published in GSC Open File 3790.

Data Description:

Paper report; data files on diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm and <0.063 mm fractions by ICP-AES for 30 elements; <0.063 mm fraction by fire assay/DCP for Au, Pt, and Pd (OF 2933).  <0.002 mm fraction of till and <0.063 mm fraction of stream sediments by CV-AAS for Hg (OF 3790).

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps showing dispersal of elements in the <0.002 and <0.063 mm fractions (OF 2933).  Proportional symbol map shows dispersal of Hg in till and stream sediments (OF 3790).

Other Analyses:

Pebble lithologies (5.0-16.0 mm); heavy mineral concentrate for visible gold and kimberlite indicator minerals

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Kettles, I.M. (1994). Till geochemistry in the Manitouwadge-Hornpayne region, Ontario, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2933. (more)
2 Kettles, I.M., Garrett, R.G. (1999). Mercury data for till and stream sediment samples from the Manitouwadge region. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3790, 37 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1995 NODA Project, Manitouwadge-Hornepayne area, 1991-1992 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2933 ( FileID=267 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2933.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.75° 49.5° -86.58° -85°

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

  • Covers all or parts of NTS 42C/13, 14, 42E/1, 2, 8 and 42F/3, 4, 5, 6 in the Manitouwadge-Hornepayne area, northern Ontario.


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