Survey Metadata

Till, Indicator minerals



Till sampling survey, NTS 52N, K in northwestern Ontario, 1992.

Location map

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Survey Description

In 1992, 278 till samples and 38 sand samples were collected in the Red Lake-Confederation Lake area, northwestern Ontario.  The data are published in GSC Open File 3038.

Data Description:

Paper report with diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by ICP-AES after HNO3-HCl digestion for 22 elements; by fire assay/DCP for Au, Pt, and Pd; by INAA for 30 elements.  Non-ferromagnetic heavy mineral fraction by INAA for 35 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show dispersal of elements.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate for gold grains, kimberlite indicator minerals, and point counts; pebble lithologies (5.6-16 mm).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Sharpe, D.R., Russell, H.A.J. (1999). Indicator mineral and till geochemical reconnaissance of the Red Lake/Confederation Lake area, District of Red Lake, northwestern Ontario; raw data with preliminary interpretation. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3038, 178 p. (includes diskette). (more)
2 Panagapko, D.A., Valade, L., Harris, J.R., Brown, N. (2000). Preliminary release of geoscience data, Red Lake greenstone belt, northwestern Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3751. 1 CD-ROM. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1995 Northwestern Ontario till sampling survey, 1991-1992 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3038 ( FileID=272 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 3038.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
50.75° 51.25° -94° -92.25°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 52N and 52K in the Red Lake-Woman Lake-Confederation Lake area, northwestern Ontario.


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