Survey Metadata

Vegetation, Surface water

Newfoundland and Labrador

1992

Biogeochemical and hydrogeochemical surveys, parts of NTS 12H/16 and 12I/1, Baie Verte area, northern Newfoundland, 1992.





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Survey Description


Following the 1991 hydro- and biogeochemical orientation study of the Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, a sampling scheme was designed to collect stream waters and vegetation from approximately 150 sites at an average density of 1 sample per 2 km2.  In 1992, samples were collected in an area extending from Devil’s Cove to the Brass Buckle gold deposit 20 km to the south on the Baie Verte Peninsula, northern Newfoundland.  The outer bark and the most recent 10 years of growth of twigs were collected from black spruce trees.  Results from the orientation survey the previous year indicated extraordinarily high metal concentrations in both tissue types, so both were collected.  In addition, there are subtle differences for a few elements due to the ability of spruce to fix elements in different tissue types.  Vegetation samples were selected from a site at least 50 m from a highway, or 10 m from a little-used track to minimize roadside contamination.  Two bottles of water were collected at each site, one that was filtered and acidified for trace element analysis and one for determination of pH, conductivity, organic carbon and selected anions.  At certain sites, a third bottle was collected for gold determination.  When a stream water sample was not available at a particular site, a lake water sample or occasionally a bog water sample was substituted.  The spruce twig data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2951.  The spruce bark and water data have not yet been published.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dunn, C.E. (1992). Biogeochemical exploration in the Baie Verte area, Newfoundland. In Report of Activities, 1992, C.P.G. Pereira (ed.). Newfoundland and Labrador Mineral Development Division, vol. 16, p. 49-51. (more)
2 Hall, G.E.M. (1992). Hydrogeochemical exploration in the Baie Verte area, Newfoundland. In Report of Activities, 1992, C.P.G. Pereira (ed.). Newfoundland and Labrador Mineral Development Division, vol. 16, p. 53-54. (more)
3 Dunn, C.E., Spirito, W.A., Balma, R.G. (1995). Biogeochemical survey, Baie Verte area, Newfoundland: black spruce twigs (parts of NTS 12H/16 and 12I/1). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2951. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1995 Baie Verte area, northern Newfoundland vegetation and stream water surveys, 1991 and 1992 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2951 ( FileID=268 download)
This diskette contains two versions of the digital data for GSC Open File 2951.  OF2951.DAT is an ASCII comma-delimited file that is 495 characters wide.  OF2951.DBF is a DBASE-compatible version of the same file.  It is a binary file that can be read by any DBASE-compatible software.
50471
2
Introductory text for GSC Open File 2951 ( FileID=617 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 2951.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.
1763292

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49.813° 50.047° -56.179° -56°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 12H/16 (Baie Verte) and 12I/1(Fleur de Lys) on the Baie Verte Peninsula, northern Newfoundland.  Highway 414 runs east-west in the central part of the study area.  Parts of Ming’s Bight and Baie Verte lie in the northern part of the study area.

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