Survey Metadata

NGR stream, Indicator minerals



NGR stream sediment and water survey, NTS 84C/15, 16, 84F/1, 2, Buffalo Head Hills area, north-central Alberta, 2005.

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Survey Description

In 2005, a helicopter-supported regional stream sediment and water survey was carried out in the southwest Buffalo Head Hills, north-central Alberta.  Fifteen sites were sampled.  Partial, preliminary kimberlite indicator mineral data from bulk sediment samples are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5267/Alberta Geological Survey Special Report 78.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Sampling Procedure

NGR stream HMC

Ideal sites for the collection of sediments for the heavy mineral concentrate fraction are located at the upstream points of mid-channel bars. Material was collected from a single point where possible, or within close proximity otherwise. A 5-gallon plastic pail was lined with a heavy-duty polyethylene plastic bag (18x24 inches, 4 Mil). Material was wet-sieved through a 12-mesh (1.68 mm) stainless steel sieve until a sample weight of 10-15 kg was attained. The sample was weighed in the pail before the opening was taped shut with black plastic (electrical) tape and placed into a second bag with a sample number and taped.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Prior, G.J., McCurdy, M.W., Friske, P.W.B., Pawlowicz, J.G., Day, S.J.A., McNeil, R.J. (2006). Preliminary release of kimberlite indicator mineral data from National Geochemical Reconnaissance stream sediment samples in the Jackpine Lake area (NTS 84C/15, 84C/16, 84F/01, 84F/02), southwest Buffalo Head Hills, Alberta. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5267, 21 pages. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2001-2006 Buffalo Head Hills area, northern Alberta stream sediment and water survey, 2001-2005 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
56.85° 57.17° -116.93° -116.28°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 84C/15 (Jackpine Creek), 16 (Haig Lake), 84F/01 (Bison Lake), 02 (Chester Creek) in the Jackpine Lake area, southwest Buffalo Head Hills, north-central Alberta.


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