Survey Metadata

Surface water, Stream sediment, Lake sediment

Nova Scotia


Stream and lake sediment and water survey, NTS 20O, P, 21A, B, H, southwestern Nova Scotia, 1956.

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Survey Description

In the summer of 1956, over 300 samples of stream and lake sediment and water were collected in southwestern mainland Nova Scotia.

A summary of the work can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Paper 58-1 (includes maps of the “heavy metal” content for selected elements).

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Boyle, R.W., Koehler, G.F., Moxham, R.L., Palmer, H.C. (1958). Heavy metal (Zn, Cu, Pb) content of water and sediments in the streams, rivers, and lakes of southwestern Nova Scotia (20P, 21A, B, and H, parts of). Geological Survey of Canada, paper 58-1, 31 p. + 3 maps. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1956-1961 Reconnaissance Stream Sediment Project, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1956-1961. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
43.338° 45.276° -66.267° -64.044°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 20O, P (both Shelburne), 21A (Annapolis Royal), B (Eastport), and H (Amherst) in southwestern Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the north by the Bay of Fundy and to the south and southwest by the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Covers part of NTS 21A (Annapolis Royal) in the centre of southwest mainland Nova Scotia.  No samples were collected in this area.


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