Survey Metadata

Alluvial heavy minerals



Stream sediment sampling, NTS 22B/3, southwest Gaspésie, Quebec.

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Survey Description

An orientation survey was conducted in the auriferous lower segment of the Assemetquagan River, southwest Gaspésie, Quebec.  Stream sediment samples were collected at 57 sites sometime before 1986.  All sample sites were located above the low water line but are submerged each spring.  Two types of samples were collected at each site: a heavy mineral concentrate obtained from approximately 3 L of -4 mm sediment; and a bag of the same material unprocessed.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, Paper 86-1B.

Sampling Procedure

The heavy mineral concentrates were obtrained by panning on site to bring the weight of the sediment sample down to about 500 g.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Maurice, Y.T. (1986). Distribution and origin of alluvial gold in southwest Gaspésie, Quebec. In Current Research, Part B. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 86-1B, p. 785-795. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1984-1994 Heavy Mineral Project, Gaspé region, Quebec 1984-1992 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.07° 48.1° -67.11° -67.07°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 22B/3 (Milnikek) in the lower Assemetquagan River valley, southwest Gaspésie, Quebec.  It includes the junction of the Matapedia and Assemetquagan Rivers.


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