Survey Metadata

Soil, Till, Bedrock

Nova Scotia


Soil, till and bedrock sampling, NTS 11E/2, Beaver Dam gold deposit, Nova Scotia, 1986.

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Survey Description

In 1986, a number of hand dug pits and backhoe excavations were made in the overburden across and down-ice from the Beaver Dam deposit, and a smaller zone of similar mineralization, the Mill Shaft occurrence.  Samples of B-horizon soil developed on till and samples of fresh till were collected at each site where possible.  Approximately 125 B-horizon and more than 30 till samples were collected.  Bedrock and bedrock chips encountered during an overburden drilling program were also sampled.  A summary of the work can be found in Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain – 1988.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

5 size fractions obtained (<2.00 mm ground to < 75 µm; 2000-180 µm ground to <75 I,’ 180-63 µm; 63-2µm; <2 µm) and analyzed for Au, As, Sb, Cu, Zn, Co, Fe, Mn, Cr, Ba, Mo, W, Hg, Pb, Cd and Ag using AAS and ICP at Bondar-Clegg.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour plots showing distribution of elements; geochemical profiles.

Other Analyses:

HMC (<2000 µm, S.G. = 3.3) and samples of bedrock chips ground to < 75 µm and analyzed by neutron activation for Au + 25 elements.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Coker, W.B., Sexton, A., Lawyer, I., Duncan, D. (1988). Bedrock, till and soil geochemical signatures at the Beaver Dam gold deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain – 1988, D.R. MacDonald, K.A. Mills (eds). Proceedings of a Symposium sponsored by the Geology Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Halifax, N.S., August 28-September 3, 1988, p.241-254. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1986-1988 Central Nova Scotia soil and till survey, 1986 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.06° 45.07° -62.73° -62.71°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 11E/2 (Upper Musquodoboit) at the Beaver Dam gold deposit in central Nova Scotia.  Cameron Flowage is found in the northeast corner of the study area.


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