Survey Metadata

Surface water, Stream sediment, Bedrock, Alluvial heavy minerals, Groundwater

Yukon

1964

Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 105M, 106C, D, 115P, 116A, Operation Keno Hill, central Yukon, 1964.





Location map

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Survey Description


In the summer of 1964, the GSC’s first helicopter-supported reconnaissance geochemical survey was carried out in the Keno Hill area, Yukon.  The area surveyed is located about 200 miles north of Whitehouse and covered 1900 square miles.  Steam sediments were collected from the active channel at intervals of 1500 feet along all creeks.  Two water samples were taken from each creek and large (1 L) samples of water were taken from springs throughout the area.  From the gravels of each creek, crews panned one or two heavy mineral samples.  The total number of samples collected is detailed below:

 

Sample Type Number of Samples
stream sediments 5900
stream water tested in the field 5700
stream water collected 700
spring water 150
spring sediment 150
heavy mineral samples 550

 

Details of this survey and results have been published in many GSC publications, including GSC Paper 66-54.  Maps of heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments and waters as well as individual metal maps for the stream sediment samples have also been published.

In 1977, some of the Keno Hill samples were reanalysed for uranium and other elements at the same time as NGR samples (GSC Open File 518) that were collected in the surrounding area.  The Keno Hill samples were treated the same way as the NGR samples when they were analysed (see OF 612 for U).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Dublin Gulch, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 31-1964. (more)
2 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 21-1964. (more)
3 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Mayo Lake, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 19-1964. (more)
4 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, McQuesten Lake, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 29-1964. (more)
5 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Mount Haldane, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 23-1964. (more)
6 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Rackla River, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 25-1964. (more)
7 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring sediments, Scougale Creek, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 27-1964. (more)
8 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Dublin Gulch, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 30-1964. (more)
9 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Keno Hill, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 20-1964. (more)
10 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Mayo Lake, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 18-1964. (more)
11 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, McQuesten Lake, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 28-1964. (more)
12 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Mount Haldane, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 22-1964. (more)
13 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Rackla River, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 24-1964. (more)
14 Geological Survey of Canada (1964). Heavy metal content of stream and spring waters, Scougale Creek, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 26-1964. (more)
15 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Antimony content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 49-1965. (more)
16 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Arsenic content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 48-1965. (more)
17 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Boron content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 56-1965. (more)
18 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Cobalt content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 54-1965. (more)
19 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Copper content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 50-1965. (more)
20 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Lead content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 45-1965. (more)
21 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Manganese content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 55-1965. (more)
22 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Molybdenum content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 51-1965. (more)
23 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Nickel content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 53-1965. (more)
24 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Silver content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 46-1965. (more)
25 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Tungsten and tin content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 52-1965. (more)
26 Gleeson, C.F. (1965). Zinc content of stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Map 47-1965. (more)
27 Gleeson, C.F. (1967). The distribution and behaviour of metals in stream sediments and waters of the Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. In Proceedings, symposium on geochemical prospecting, Ottawa, April, 1966, E.M. Cameron (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 66-54, p. 134-144. (more)
28 Gleeson, C.F., Boyle, R.W., Tupper, W.M. (1967). A field jacket used in reconnaissance geochemical surveys. In Report of Activities Part B, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 67-1B, p. 19-22. (more)
29 Boyle, R.W., Gleeson, C.F. (1972). Gold in the heavy mineral concentrates of stream sediments, Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 71-51, 8 p. (more)
30 Gleeson, C.F., Boyle, R.W. (1976). The hydrogeochemistry of the Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 75-14, 22p. (more)
31 Gleeson, C.F., Boyle, R.W. (1979). Uranium in stream and spring sediments, Keno Hill District, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 612. (more)
32 Gleeson, C.F., Boyle, R.W. (1980). Minor and Trace Element Distribution in the Heavy minerals of the Rivers and Streams of the Keno Hill District, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 76-31, 9 p. (more)
33 Gleeson, C.F., Boyle, R.W. (1980). The lithogeochemistry of the Keno Hill area, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 77-31, 19p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
2 1953-1964 Keno Hill Project, central Yukon, 1953-1955, 1964 (more)
1 1977-1978 Central Yukon NGR stream sediment and water surveys, 1977 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
1
GAS file archive ( FileID=648 download)
This file is an archive of geochemical data stored in the Geochemical Analysis System (GAS) format.  The ZIP file contains a readme file, the data and a user manual.
6574145
2
GAS file archive list of contents ( FileID=649 download)
A PDF file listing the files contained in “gasfiles.zip”.  The file also lists related publications and if a survey for the data has been created in The Canadian Database of Geochemical Surveys.
57064
3
NTS map sheet 105M (1950) ( FileID=1446 download)
This map sheet was used as the base map for the 1953-1955 and 1964 Keno Hill surveys.
2899341
4
NTS map sheet 106D (1957) ( FileID=1447 download)
This map sheet was used as the base map for the 1953-1955 and 1964 Keno Hill surveys.
3516438
5
NTS map sheet 115P (1952) ( FileID=1448 download)
This map sheet was used as the base map for the 1953-1955 Keno Hill survey.
3212013
6
NTS map sheet 115P (1963) ( FileID=1449 download)
This map sheet was used as the base map for the 1964 Keno Hill survey.
2890872

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
63.66° 64.28° -136.24° -133.97°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 105M (Mayo), 106C (Nadaleen River), D (Nash Creek), 115P (McQuesten) and 116A (Larsen Creek) in the Keno Hill area of central Yukon.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 350 km north of Whitehorse and 65 km north of Stewart River.  Mayo Lake lies in the south central part of the study area.

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