Survey Metadata

Marine sediment

British Columbia, Washington


Marine sediment geochemical survey, parts of NTS 92G and 92B, Strait of Georgia, southwestern British Columbia, 1992

Location map

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Survey Description

A total of 172 surface grab samples of mud, sandy mud or sand were collected from the Strait of Georgia area, British Columbia, during a scientific cruise on the CSS Tully in November 1992.  A Shipek grab sampler was lowered to the sea floor to scoop up approximately 200-500 g of the top 10 cm of sediment.  These sediments have accumulated within the past 20 years or less based on sedimentation rates determined for the area.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3052.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dunn, C.E., Balma, R.G., Spirito, W.A. (1996). Geochemistry of marine sediments from the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3052. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1992-1996 Strait of Georgia, British Columbia surface marine sediment survey, 1992 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3052 ( FileID=273 download)
This diskette contains one version of the digital data for GSC Open File 3052.  OF3052.dat is an ASCII comma-delimited file that can be imported into many software packages (e.g. MS-Excel, MS-Access).  It can also be viewed in programs such as Notepad.
Introductory text for GSC Open File 3052 ( FileID=621 download)
This PDF file contains the introductory text for GSC Open File 3052.  It was scanned from the original document.  The data are not included in this file.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.82° 49.38° -123.58° -122.75°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 92G off the coast of Vancouver, southwestern British Columbia and part of 92B in the Strait of Georgia off the coast of Washington state in the U.S.  It is bounded to the west and south by the Strait of Georgia and to the east by mainland British Columbia and Washington state.


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