Survey Metadata

Till

Nova Scotia

1981

Till sampling, NTS 11E/01 and 11D/16, Eastern Shore region, Nova Scotia.





Location map

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Survey Description


More than 250 till samples were collected from the Goldenville, Miller Lake and Salmon River gold districts and the Ecum Secum area in the Eastern Shore region, Nova Scotia, sometime between 1981 and 1984.  Samples were collected from C-horizon soils developed in loose, sandy, grey till derived from the underlying Meguma Group.  The study is published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 1321.

Data Description:

Paper map with side notes, no data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by AAS after aqua regia for Cu, Zn, Ag, Ni, Co, Mn, Fe, Mo and Pb. <0.063 mm fraction for As by colourimetry and for Au by FA-AAS after aqua regia digestion.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour plots showing distribution of elements in till.

Other Analyses:

None.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Henderson, J.R., Wyllie, R.J.S. (1986). Geochemical analysis of glacial drift and its applications in base and precious metal exploration, Eastern Shore region, Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 1321. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1981-1986 Eastern Shore region, Nova Scotia till sampling, carried out sometime between 1981 and 1984 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
44.9369° 45.124° -62.3986° -62.0011°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 11E/01 (Liscomb), the Goldenville Gold District area in the Eastern Shore region of Nova Scotia.  It is located approximately 2 km east of Big Gaspereaux Lake and approximately 1 km north of Sinclair and Gegogan Lakes in Guysborough County.

  • Covers part of NTS 11E/01 (Liscomb), the Miller Lake Gold District area in the Eastern Shore region of Nova Scotia.  It is located just north of Long Lakes and just southwest of Big Stillwater Lake in Guysborough County.

  • Covers part of NTS 11D/16 (Ecum Secum), the Salmon River area (also known as Darrs Hill and Dufferin Mine gold district) in the Eastern Shore region of Nova Scotia.  It is located in Halifax County, approximately 1 km southeast of Lewiston Lake and is bounded to the northeast by Eagle Lake.

  • Covers part of NTS 11D/16 (Ecum Secum) in the Eastern Shore region of Nova Scotia.  It extends as far west as the Ecum Secum River and as far east as Langs Pond.

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