Survey Metadata

Soil

Ontario, Quebec

1997

Soil sampling survey, Rouyn-Noranda area, Ontario and Quebec, 1997-1999.





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Survey Description


Humus, upper B-horizon and C-horizon soils were sampled at 106 sites within 100 km radius of Horne Cu smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec during 1997-1999.  Sampling density decreased with distance from the smelter.  Detailed soil profile sampling was also undertaken at 12 sites.  In 1997, sampling was focused along two transects extending east and west from the smelter.  The bulk of the regional work was undertaken in 1998 and limited follow-up sampling was completed in 1999.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 4169.

Data Description:

Digital data files; CD-ROM.

Quantities Analysed:

<2 mm fraction of humus by INAA for 35 elements (1997 samples only); litterfall and humus by ICP-AES after aqua-region (HNO3-HCl; 1:3) for 26 elements; for Hg by cold vapour-AAS; by ICP-AES after HF-HClO4-HNO3-HCl; by ICP-MS after sodium pyrophosphate (0.1 M) for 51 elements; further selective extractions and analysis on residue from sodium pyrophosphate treatment.; <0.063 mm and <2 mm fraction of mineral soils by ICP-AES after aqua-regia and for Hg by cold vapour-AAS analysis; <2 mm of mineral soils by INAA, by ICP-AES after HF-HClO4-HNO3-HCl and by ICP-MS after hydroxylamine hydrochloride for Fe and Mn oxides.

Geochem Maps Available:

None.

Other Analyses:

Carbonate (<0.063 mm fraction (LECO)); soil pH, grain size (<2 mm fraction).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Henderson, P.J., Knight, R., McMartin, I. (1999). Heavy-metal concentrations in soils surrounding Canadian base-metal smelters; a comparative study. In Current Research 1999-D, Geological Survey of Canada, p. 17-26. (more)
2 Henderson, P.J., Knight, R., McMartin, I. (2002). Geochemistry of soils within a 100 km radius of the Horne smelter, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4169, 398 p. or CD-ROM. (more)
3 McMartin, I., Henderson, P.J., Plouffe, A., Knight, R.D. (2002). Comparison of Cu-Hg-Ni-Pb concentrations in soils adjacent to anthropogenic point sources: examples from four Canadian sites. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v.2 p.57-73. (more)
4 Bonham-Carter, G.F., Henderson, P.J., Kliza, D.A., Kettles, I.M. (2005). Smelter emissions deposited in the environment around the Horne smelter, Quebec: comparison of regional snow, peat, soil, and lake-sediment and lake-water surveys. In Metals in the Environment Around Smelters: The GSC-MITE Point Sources Project at Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) and Belledune (New Brunswick), G.F. Bonham-Carter (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 584, p.1-19 (CD-ROM). (more)
5 Henderson, P.J., Knight, R.D. (2005). The regional distribution and mobility of Cu and Pb in soils near the Horne Cu smelter at Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. In Metals in the Environment Around Smelters: The GSC-MITE Point Sources Project at Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec) and Belledune (New Brunswick), G.F. Bonham-Carter (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 584. (more)
6 Bonham-Carter, G.F., Henderson, P.J., Kliza, D.A., and Kettles, I.M. (2006). Comparison of metal distributions in snow, peat, lakes and humus around a Cu smelter in Western Quebec, Canada. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v.6 (part 2/3), p.215-228. (more)
7 Knight, R.D., Henderson, P.J. (2006). Smelter dust in humus around Rouyn-Noranda, Québec. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v.6 (part 2/3), p. 203-214. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1997-2002 MITE Canadian base-metal smelter project, 1997-1999 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Copy of CD-ROM for GSC Open File 4169 ( FileID=358 download)
This archive contains all of the files that are on the CD.
113820474

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
47.25° 49.25° -80.75° -77.5°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 31, 32, 41 and 42, an area within a 100 km radius of Horne Cu smelter, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.  It is part of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.

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