Survey Metadata

NGR stream

British Columbia


NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 103O, P, Nass River, British Columbia, 1978

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External Links

Index Link
BC EMPR Regional Geochemistry ( LinkID=699 more)
Metadata page for BC Regional Geochemical Surveys RGS 2 and RGS 43 (NTS 103O, P). Includes links to related data.

Survey Description

During the summer of 1978, helicopter and truck-supported stream sediment and water sampling was carried out in the Nass River area of west central British Columbia.  Samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 6 km2.  One field duplicate sample was routinely collected in each analytical block of twenty samples.  The data were published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 773 and in British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey RGS-2 in 1980.  The samples were reanalysed by INAA and republished in BC RGS 43 in 1995.

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

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Carter, N.C., Kalnins, T.E., Nordin, G.D. (1979). Reconnaissance Geochemical Surveys (103I,P; 104O,P). In Geological Fieldwork 1978, A summary of field activities of the Geological Branch, Mineral Resources Division. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 1979-1, p.145-146. (more)
2 Ballantyne, S.B., Coker, W.B., Ellwood, D.J. (1981). National geochemical reconnaissance, Prince Rupert area, British Columbia (103I, P and parts of 103J, O). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 734, 24 pages. (more)
3 Geological Survey of Canada (1981). Regional geochemical surveys, British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 773/British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey RGS 2. (more)
4 Jackaman, W., Matysek, P. (1995). British Columbia regional geochemical survey NTS 103O/P - Nass River; stream sediment and water geochemical data. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Geological Survey Branch, BC RGS 43. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
2 1978-1981 West-Central British Columbia 1978 NGR stream sediment and water surveys (more)
1 1990-1999 British Columbia RGS archive program (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GSC Open File 773 digital data ( FileID=1170 download)
The data are packaged as a single zip file, compatible with modern operating systems.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 773 ( FileID=469 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 773.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 773 ( FileID=94 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
55° 56° -130.25° -128°

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

  • Covers NTS 103P and the eastern part of 103O in British Columbia.  It is bordered by the Alaska Panhandle to the west.  


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