Survey Metadata

NGR stream

Northwest Territories, Yukon


NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 117A,B,C,D, northern Yukon and NWT, 1978

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1978, stream sediment and water samples were collected in a Helicopter-supported survey in northern Yukon territory and Northwest Territories.  The samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 13 km2.  Sample site duplicate samples were routinely collected in each analytical block of twenty samples.  The data were published in Geological Survey of Canada Open file 565 in 1979.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Geological Survey of Canada (1980). Regional stream sediment and water geochemical reconnaissance data, southern and northern Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 565. (more)
2 Goodfellow, W.D., Coker, W.B., Ellwood, D.J. (1981). National geochemical reconnaissance northern Yukon and Northwest Territories (117A and parts 117B, C, D). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 730, 22 pages. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1978-1980 Northern Yukon and NWT NGR stream sediment and water survey, 1978 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 565 digital data ( FileID=1163 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 565 ( FileID=461 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 565.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 565 ( FileID=87 download)
WARNING: the data on the diskette may have been packaged as a 16 bit self-extracting executable file, which is incompatible with 64 bit Windows computers.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
68° 69.7° -141° -136°

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

  • Covers NTS sheets 117A and 117D and the eastern quarters of 117B and 117C in northern Yukon.  It is bounded to the west by the Alaska border.  It is bounded to the north by the Beaufort Sea.  There is an area in the southwest corner, through which the Old Crow River flows, where no samples were collected.  The Yukon/NWT border cuts through the eastern part of the study area.


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