NGR Open Files

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Open File 2665

Open File:  2665
Previous OF publication(s):  0865
Province / Territory:  British Columbia
Funding Source:  Provincial (1981); Federal and Provincial (1990)
Year of Collection:  1981

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  941
Survey Area:  16113 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  092H

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) Open File 865 / British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (BCMEMPR) Regional Geochemical Survey (RGS) 7 presented analytical and statistical data for 14 elements in stream sediments from 941 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 17.1 km². Uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites were also included in this report.

In 1990, under the BCMEMPR RGS Archive Program, the samples collected in 1981 were analyzed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). These new data for gold and 25 other elements, along with original survey results, were published in 1994 as GSC OF 2665 / BCMEMPR RGS 39.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyAAS0.2 ppm1981
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1993
ArsenicHY-AAS0.5 ppm1981
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1993
BariumINAA100 ppm1993
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1993
CeriumINAA10 ppm1993
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1993
ChromiumINAA5 ppm1993
CobaltAAS2 ppm1981
CobaltINAA5 ppm1993
CopperAAS2 ppm1981
GoldINAA2 ppb1993
HafniumINAA1 ppm1993
IronAAS0.02 pct1981
IronINAA0.2 pct1993
LanthanumINAA5 ppm1993
LeadAAS2 ppm1981
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1993
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1981
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1981
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1981
MolybdenumINAA1 ppm1993
NickelAAS2 ppm1981
NickelINAA10 ppm1993
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1993
SamariumINAA0.5 ppm1993
ScandiumINAA0.5 ppm1993
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1981
SodiumINAA0.1 pct1993
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1993
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1993
ThoriumINAA0.5 ppm1993
TungstenCOL2 ppm1981
TungstenINAA2 ppm1993
UraniumNADNC0.2 ppm1981
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1993
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm1993
ZincAAS2 ppm1981
ZirconiumINAA200 ppm1993
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorineISE20 ppb1981
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1981
pHGCM 1981


The original reconnaissance survey of the Hope, British Columbia map sheet (NTS 92H) was managed and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as part of the Regional Geochemical Survey Program. Data management was provided by the Geological Survey of Canada.

The reanalysis program was funded in part by the Canada - British Columbia Mineral Development Agreement (1985 - 1990) and the GSC provided funds for the INAA determination.

The reanalysis program was managed by the Geological Survey Branch staff of the MEMPR.

P.F. Matysek and W. Jackaman coordinated the operational activities of contract and MEMPR staff.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Rooi Enterprises Ltd., Victoria, BC
Supervisor:W.J. McMillan and W.M. Johnson, BCMEMPR
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Kamloops Research Assay and Laboratory Ltd., Kamloops, BC (1981) Rob Phillips, Ottawa, ON (1990)
Supervisor:W.M. Johnson, BCMEMPR (1981)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Chemex Labs Limited, North Vancouver, BC (1981) Novatrack Analysts Limited, Vancouver, BC (1981) Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., North Vancouver, BC (1981) Becquerel Laboratories, Ltd., Mississauga, ON (1990) Activation Laboratories, Ancaster, ON (1990)
Supervisor:W.M. Johnson, BCMEMPR (1981)

Other information:

A total of 148 samples were not included in original INAA reanalysis. These samples were analyzed by Activation Labs and do not have data for zirconium.

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