Survey Metadata

Soil

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

2007

NASGL soil survey, provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 2007.





Location map

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Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Friske, P.W.B., Ford, K.L., McNeil, R.J., Pronk, A.G., Parkhill, M.A., Goodwin, T.A. (2014). Soil geochemical, mineralogical, radon and gamma ray spectrometric data from the 2007 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6433 (rev. ed.). (more)

Survey Description


During the summer of 2007, soil samples were collected at sites across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as part of a tri-national soil survey also carried out by the United States and Mexico (North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project –NASGL).

 

Province Number of Sites
New Brunswick 115
Nova Scotia 54
Prince Edward Island 9

 

Samples were collected from the A, B and C horizons as well as from the 0-5 cm “public health” interval.  Soil gas radon, soil permeability and in-situ gamma ray spectrometry measurements were also conducted.

The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6433.

Sampling Procedure

Amount collected at each site:

0-5 cm (2 bags), A (2 bags), B (1 bag), C (2 bags)

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Kettles, I.M., Rencz, A.N., Friske, P.W.B.  (2008). The North American soil geochemical landscapes project – a Canadian perspective.  Explore Newsletter for the Association of Applied Geochemists, number 141, p. 12-22. (more)
2 Rencz, A., Friske, P. (2008). Tri-national soil survey: start of a North American geochemical database. In Atlantic Geoscience Society Abstracts: 2008 Colloquium and Annual General Meeting. Atlantic Geology, v. 44, p.35-36. (more)
3 Garrett, R.G., Kettles, I.M. (2009). North American soil geochemical landscapes project (NASGLP): database of GRTS sample sites with notes on the sampling design and site selection procedure. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6300. (more)
4 Rencz, A.N., Kettles, I.M. (eds) (2009). North American soil geochemical landscapes project (NASGLP): proceedings of workshop II, Ottawa, Canada, 2008. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6209. (more)
5 Rencz, A.N., Kettles, I.M. (eds) (2009). North American soil geochemical landscapes project (NASGLP): proceedings of workshop III, Ottawa, Canada, 2009. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6210. (more)
6 Friske, P.W.B., Ford, K.L., Kettles, I.M., McCurdy, M.W., McNeil, R.J., Harvey, B.A. (2010). North American soil geochemical landscapes project: Canadian field protocols for collecting mineral soils and measuring soil gas radon and natural radioactivity. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6282. (more)
7 Garrett, R.G. (2011). The tri-national (2007) Maritimes data: some important and interesting observations. In Presentations and recommendations from the workshop on the role of geochemical data in environmental and human health risk assessment, Halifax, 2010, A.N. Rencz, I.M. Kettles (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6645, 20 p. (more)
8 Grunsky, E.C., McNeil, R.J. (2011). Geochemical landscapes: aspects of vertical and horizontal variation. In Presentations and recommendations from the workshop on the role of geochemical data in environmental and human health risk assessment, Halifax, 2010, A.N. Rencz, I.M. Kettles (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6645, 43 p. (more)
9 Grunsky, E.C., Woodruff, L.G., Friske, P.W.B., Drew, L.J., Sutphin, D.M. Geochemical variability of soils in the maritime provinces of Canada and the New England states of the United States. In National Environmental Monitoring Conference 2011, presentations, p. 1-25. (more)
10 McNeil, R.J. (2011). Field sampling protocols. In Presentations and recommendations from the workshop on the role of geochemical data in environmental and human health risk assessment, Halifax, 2010, A.N. Rencz, I.M. Kettles (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6645, 27 p. (more)
11 McNeil, R.J., Garrett, R.G. (2011). Soil sample preparation, analytical techniques and QA/QC. In Presentations and recommendations from the workshop on the role of geochemical data in environmental and human health risk assessment, Halifax, 2010, A.N. Rencz, I.M. Kettles (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6645, 41 p. (more)
12 Rencz, A.N., Garrett, R.G., Grunsky, E.C., Kettles, I.M., Klassen, R.A., McNeil, R.J. (2011). Recommendations and guidelines for acquiring and analyzing soil geochemical data to estimate the range of background concentrations for risk assessments. In Presentations and recommendations from the workshop on the role of geochemical data in environmental and human health risk assessment, Halifax, 2010, A.N. Rencz, I.M. Kettles (eds). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6645, 40 p. (more)
13 Rencz, A.N., Garrett, R.G., Kettles, I.M., Grunsky, E.C., McNeil, R.J. (2011). Using soil geochemical data to estimate the range of background element concentrations for ecological and human-health risk assessments. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research (online) no. 2011-9, 26 pages. (more)
14 Friske, P.W.B., Ford, K.L., McNeil, R.J., Pronk, A.G., Parkhill, M.A., Goodwin, T.A. (2014). Soil geochemical, mineralogical, radon and gamma ray spectrometric data from the 2007 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6433 (rev. ed.). (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2004-2013 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project, Canadian component, 2004-2013. (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
NASGLP newsletter #1, June 2007 ( FileID=1536 download)
315967
2
NASGLP newsletter #2, September 2007 ( FileID=1537 download)
918315
3
NASGLP newsletter #3, December 2007 ( FileID=1538 download)
1016997
4
NASGLP newsletter #4, April 2008 ( FileID=1539 download)
661130
5
NASGLP newsletter #5, October 2008 ( FileID=1540 download)
1674681
6
NASGLP newsletter #6, May 2009 ( FileID=1541 download)
706622
7
NASGLP newsletter #7, December 2009 ( FileID=1542 download)
868027
8
NASGLP poster summarising sample collection, preparation and analysis ( FileID=1543 download)
This poster was prepared by Rick McNeil, for internal GSC use.
2980460

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
43.42° 48.17° -69.13° -59.67°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21B, G, H, I, J, N, O and P in the province of New Brunswick.

  • Covers parts of NTS 11D, E, F, K and parts of 20P, 21A, B, H in the province of Nova Scotia.

  • Covers parts of NTS 11L, 21I in the province of Prince Edward Island.

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