Survey Metadata

Well water

New Brunswick


Groundwater sampling survey, NTS 11L/4, 21H/14, 15, 16, and 21I/1, 2, 3, southeastern New Brunswick, 1991-1993.

Location map

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Survey Description

Reconnaissance sampling of groundwater from residential wells was carried out in the Moncton area, New Brunswick in the summer of 1991.  Detailed groundwater surveys were carried out in July and August of 1992 (south of Moncton) and 1993 (north of Moncton).  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2912.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

SO4, Cl, F, Total N, Br by ion chromatography; As, Sb by hydride-generation AAS; 15 elements by ICP-ES; Pd, Cd, Li by graphite furnace AAS.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour maps showing the distribution of elements in groundwater.

Other Analyses:

Alkalinity by titration; pH and conductivity measured on site with portable meters.

Sampling Procedure

After running the kitchen tap for 2-3 minutes, two 250 ml samples were collected in polyethylene bottles.  One sample was acidified with 0.5 ml concentrated nitric acid.  The samples were not filtered.  They were refrigerated at 4°C until analyses were completed.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Boyle, D.R., Spirito, W.A., Adcock, S.W. (1994). Groundwater hydrogeochemical survey of southeastern New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2912. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1996 Southeastern New Brunswick Groundwater Project, 1991-1995 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2912 ( FileID=266 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2912.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.92° 46.25° -65.17° -63.75°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11L/4 (Cape Tormentine), 21I/1, 2, 3 (Port Elgin, Moncton, Salisbury) and 21H/14, 15, 16 (Petitcodiac, Hillsborough, Amherst), in the Moncton area, southeastern New Brunswick.  It is bounded to the east and northeast by Northumberland Strait.


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