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Open File 0266

Open File:  0266
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Saskatchewan
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  1974

Survey Type:  Regional Lake Survey
# Lake sites:  3844
# Stream sites:  
Survey Area:  55020 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  63K,L,M,N,64D,73I,O,P,74A

The regional lake sediment survey of east-central Saskatchewan (NTS 63M, 64D and parts of 63K, 63L, 63N, 73I, 73O, 73P and 74A) was conducted during the summer of 1974.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 12 variables in lake sediments from 3,844 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 14.3 km².

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
ArsenicCOL1 ppm1974
CobaltAAS2 ppm1974
CopperAAS2 ppm1974
IronAAS0.02 pct1974
LeadAAS2 ppm1974
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1974
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1974
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1974
NickelAAS2 ppm1974
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1974
UraniumFLU0.5 ppm1974
ZincAAS2 ppm1974


The reconnaissance survey was jointly undertaken and planned by the Geological Survey of Canada and the Saskatchewan Geological Survey under the auspices of the Canada-Saskatchewan Agreement on Mineral Exploration and Development in Northern Saskatchewan.

E.H.W. Hornbrook directed the Geological Survey of Canada activities.

L.S. Beck coordinated activities at the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Trigg, Woollett and Associates Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta
Supervisor:E.H.W. Hornbrook (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Saskatchewan Geological Survey, LaRonge, Saskatchewan
Supervisor:L.S. Beck (SGS)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Barringer Research Limited, Toronto, Ontario GSC Laboratories, Ottawa, ON
Supervisor:J.J. Lynch (GSC)

Other information:

Sediments were reanalyzed for U and Hg in 1976. Data were released in Open File 488, published in 1977.

Sediments were reanalyzed for Au in 1984. Data were released in Open File 1129, published in 1985.

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