Survey Metadata

Soil

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan

2008

NASGL soil survey, provinces of NL, NB, NS, QC, ON, MB, SK, AB, BC, 2008-2009.





Location map

(requires an Internet connection)



Primary Publications (see below for full list)

Index Publication
1 Friske, P.W.B., Ford, K.L., McNeil, R.J., Amor, S.D., Goodwin, T.A., Groom, H.D., Matile, G.L.D., Campbell, J.E., Weiss, J.A. (2014). Soil geochemical, radon and gamma ray spectrometric data from the 2008 and 2009 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project field surveys.  Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7334 (rev. ed.). (more)

Survey Description


During the summers of 2008 and 2009, the Canadian portion of a tri-national soil survey with the U.S. and Mexico continued(North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project –NASGL).  Soil samples were collected in specific areas across the country: on the island of Newfoundland, mainland Nova Scotia, and in southern Ontario and Quebec.  Samples were also collected mainly in the southern part of the western provinces. A north-south transect was also sampled in Saskatchewan.

 

 

Province Number of Sites
Island of Newfoundland 72
Nova Scotia 15
New Brunswick 1
Quebec 38
Ontario 110
Manitoba 20
Saskatchewan 65
Alberta 32
British Columbia 10

 

At an ideal mineral soil site, the following intervals or horizons were sampled: Public Health (PH - 0 to 5 cm), 0 to 30 cm interval (2009 field season only), A horizon, B horizon and C horizon.   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 7334.

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 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)
3 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)
4 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)
5 Dodd, M. (2011). Metal bioaccessibility in Tri-National survey soil samples. 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, 21 p. (more)
6 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)
7 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)
8 Friske, P.W.B., Ford, K.L., McNeil, R.J., Amor, S.D., Goodwin, T.A., Groom, H.D., Matile, G.L.D., Campbell, J.E., Weiss, J.A. (2014). Soil geochemical, radon and gamma ray spectrometric data from the 2008 and 2009 North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes Project field surveys.  Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7334 (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
42.05° 58.3° -118° -52.62°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 62, 64, 72, 73, 74, 82 and 83 in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.  The study area lies mainly in the southern part of the provinces but does follow north-south transects in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

  • Covers parts of NTS 30, 31, 40 and 41 in southwestern Ontario eastern Ontario and extends into Quebec north of Ottawa and north of Deep River, Ontario.  It is bounded to the south by Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and to the west by Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.  The cities of London, Hamilton, Belleville, Kingston and Ottawa are located within the study area.

  • Covers parts of NTS 21E (Sherbrooke), J (Woodstock), L (Québec), M (Baie-Saint-Paul), N (Edmundston), 22A (Gaspé), H (Port Menier), 22B (Matane), C (Romouski), G (Cap-Chat) and 31H (Montréal) in the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.  It covers most of the Gaspé Peninsula, an area south of the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City.  It extends north across the river at Quebec City and southeast into New Brunswick to cover 1 sample.

  • Covers parts of NTS 11D (Halifax), 11E (Truro) and 21A (Annapolis Royal), most of the central part of mainland Nova Scotia.  The towns of New Germany, Mount Uniacke and Enfield are located in the study area.

  • Covers parts of NTS 1, 2, 11 et 12, most of the island of Newfoundland.  The towns of Baie-Verte, Springdale, Gander, Clarenville, Marystown, South Branch and Corner Brook are located in the study area.

Keywords


Date modified: