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Open File 3292

Open File:  3292
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Northwest Territories
Funding Source:  Federal (Parks Canada, DIAND, GSC)
Year of Collection:  1995

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  404
Survey Area:  6380 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  068G, 068H, 069A, 069B

The regional stream survey for Bathurst Island, N.W.T (NTS 68G, 68H, 69A, 69B ) was conducted during the summer of 1995 .

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 36 elements in stream sediments from 404 sample sites, collected at an average density of one sample per 15.5 km². Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1995
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1995
BariumINAA50 ppm1995
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1995
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1995
CeriumINAA5 ppm1995
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1995
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1995
CobaltAAS2 ppm1995
CobaltINAA5 ppm1995
CopperAAS2 ppm1995
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1995
FluorineISE40 ppm1995
GoldINAA2 ppb1995
HafniumINAA1 ppm1995
IronAAS0.02 pct1995
IronINAA0.2 pct1995
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1995
LeadAAS2 ppm1995
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1995
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1995
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1995
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1995
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1995
NickelAAS2 ppm1995
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1995
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1995
Sample Weight0.01 gms1995
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1995
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1995
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1995
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1995
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1995
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1995
TinFUS1 ppm1995
TungstenINAA1 ppm1995
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1995
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1995
YtterbiumINAA1 ppm1995
ZincAAS2 ppm1995
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1995
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1995
pHGCM0 1995


The geochemical survey was funded by Parks Canada, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and the Geological Survey of Canada. Logistical support was provided by Polar Continental Shelf Project.

The survey was managed by the Geological Survey of Canada, and conducted under the auspices of the Bathurst Island Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA) project.

P.W.B. Friske, Head, Regional Geochemical Studies Section, coordinated the activities of section staff.

C. D. (Lyn) Anglin is Project Co-ordinator for the Bathurst Island MERA project.

S.W. Adcock developed computer programs for handling the data shown in sections A and B.

Field Work was carried out by S.W. Adcock, C. D. Anglin, M.W. McCurdy and W.A. Spirito from a base camp on Bathurst Island established at Dundee Bight by J.C. Harrison, GSC (Calgary).

Through a leasing agreement with PCSP, Canadian Helicopters provided a 206L (Long Ranger) helicopter piloted by Jeff Serpell.

C.C. Durham provided technical assistance, and K.K. Nguyen prepared Figure 2.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Geological Survey of Canada Staff.
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Bondar-Clegg & Company Limited, Gloucester, Ontario
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Becquerel Laboratories, Ltd. , Mississauga, Ontario CanTech Laboratories, Inc. , Calgary, Alberta Bondar-Clegg & Company Limited, Gloucester, Ontario

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