Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling, NTS 11K, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, 1981.

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Survey Description

In 1981, till samples were collected over saprolite on Cape Breton Island, northeastern Nova Scotia.  An interpretation of the study can be found in Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences v.20.

Data Description:

Paper report, element data in tables.

Quantities Analysed:

<2 mm and <0.002 mm by AAS after acid dissolution for Cu, Zn, Mn, Co, Ni, Pb, Al, Fe, Mg, K, Na and Ti.

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Other Analyses:

Mineralogical analysis by SEM, grain size, carbon content, exchangeable cations.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McKeague, J.A., Grant, D.R., Kodama, H., Beke, G.J., Wand, C. (1983). Properties and genesis of a soil and the underlying gibbsite-bearing saprolite, Cape Breton Island, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 20, p. 37-48. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1981-1983 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia till sampling, 1981. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
46.2° 46.5° -61° -60.75°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11K/2 (Baddeck) and 11K/7 (St. Anns Harbour) on Cape Breton Island, northeastern Nova Scotia.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 47 km north of Bras d’Or Lake. The towns of Gold Brook and Forest Glen are found in the southern and northern parts of the study area respectively.


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