Survey Metadata

Stream sediment

Prince Edward Island


Stream sediment sampling, NTS 11E, L and 21H, I, eastern Canada, 1975.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1975, stream sediments were collected on Prince Edward Island, eastern Canada.  Approximately 380 samples were collected at an average density of one sample/15 km2 throughout the 5,700 km2 survey area.  Samples were taken where streams intersected roads, well upstream from the road to minimize contamination.  The survey was done in conjunction with a well water survey carried out in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 680.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.177 mm fraction of stream sediments by AAS using an air-acetylene flame for Zn, Cu, Pb, Mn and Fe; for U by fluorometry and by delayed neutron counting.

Sampling Procedure

Approximately one pound (0.454 kg) of sand-silt sediment was removed from the active part of the stream by hand and placed in a paper bag.  The samples were air-dried and shipped to Ottawa for analysis.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dyck, W. (1980). Regional stream sediment reconnaissance data, Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 680. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1975-1980 Uranium groundwater and stream sediment project, Maritimes and Saskatchewan, 1975-1976 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Raw data for RGG Open Files ( FileID=631 download)
This zip file contains the raw data for 64 geochemical Open Files released by the Resource Geophysics and Geochemistry Division of the Geological Survey of Canada.  The data are in “punched card image” format (i.e. 80 column records), designed to be read by FORTRAN software.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.95° 47.09° -64.5° -61.96°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21I (Moncton), 11E (Truro) and 11L (Charlottetown), covering the province of Prince Edward Island, eastern Canada.  It is bounded to the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and to the southwest by Northumberland Strait.


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