Survey Metadata

Till, Esker



Heavy mineral regional sampling survey, NTS 32K, L, M, N and 33C, D, E, F, James Bay region, Quebec, 1976.

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1976, a heavy mineral regional sampling survey was conducted by SDBJ, in the James Bay region.  The area covers about 44000 km2and 1192 samples, each 1 cubic foot in volume, were taken from tills, beach sands, alluvial gravels and eskers in the area.  The samples were analyzed for Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Mo (HCl and HNO3, atomic absorption) and U by fluorescence.  Samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 40 km2.

The data are published in file GM-34167, Department of Natural Resources, 1977.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Tremblay, M., Gleeson, C.F. (1976). Société de développement de la Baie James, prospection minière, géochimie des minéraux lourds de tills glaciaires, partie ouest et sud-ouest du territoire. Ministère des Richesses naturelles, Québec, Dossier d’exploration minière GM 34167. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1973-1978 Geochemical prospection, James Bay region, Quebec, 1973-1978. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
50.5° 54° -79.5° -77°

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

  • The area covered by this survey rims the east and south side of James Bay and covers parts of NTS 32K (Lac Evans), 32L (Rivière Harricana), 32M (Fort-Rupert), 32N (Lac Nemiscau) and 33C (Reservoir Opinaca), 33D (Eastmain), 33E (Rivière au Castor), 33F (Lac Sakami) between latitudes 50°30' and 54° and longitudes 77°30' and 79°30'.  It includes Fort George, Vieux-Comptoir, Eastmain and Waskaganish.


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