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Open File 3566

Open File:  3566
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  Northwest Territories
Funding Source:  Federal (Parks Canada, DIAND, GSC)
Year of Collection:  1996

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  423
Survey Area:  4560 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  068G, 068H, 069A, 069B

The regional stream survey for Baturst Island (NTS 68G, 68H, 69A and 69B) was conducted during the summer of 1996.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 39 elements in stream sediments from 423 sample sites. Bulk stream sediments (46) were sampled in 15 areas found to be anamalous in the 1995 survey and a portion of these samples were processed and analyzed along with the silt samples. Heavy Mineral Concentrates were also obtained from the bulk samples by panning and were analyzed for 33 elements. Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report.

Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm1996
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm1996
BariumINAA50 ppm1996
BromineINAA0.5 ppm1996
CadmiumAAS0.2 ppm1996
CeriumINAA5 ppm1996
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm1996
ChromiumINAA20 ppm1996
CobaltAAS2 ppm1996
CobaltINAA5 ppm1996
CopperAAS2 ppm1996
EuropiumINAA1 ppm1996
FluorineISE40 ppm1996
GoldINAA2 ppb1996
HafniumINAA1 ppm1996
IronAAS0.02 pct1996
IronINAA0.2 pct1996
LanthanumINAA2 ppm1996
LeadAAS2 ppm1996
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV1 pct1996
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm1996
ManganeseAAS5 ppm1996
MercuryCV-AAS10 ppb1996
MolybdenumAAS2 ppm1996
NeodymiumINAA5 ppm1996
NickelAAS2 ppm1996
RubidiumINAA5 ppm1996
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm1996
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm1996
SilverAAS0.2 ppm1996
SodiumINAA0.02 pct1996
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm1996
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm1996
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm1996
TinFUS1 ppm1996
TungstenINAA1 ppm1996
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm1996
VanadiumAAS5 ppm1996
YtterbiumINAA1 ppm1996
ZincAAS2 ppm1996
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb1996
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb1996
pHGCM 1996


The reconnaissance surveys were undertaken by the Geological Survey of Canada under the Bathurst Island Mineral and Energy Resources Assessment (MERA) Project. Funding was provided by Parks Canada, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and the Geological Survey of Canada.

C.D. (Lyn) Anglin is Project Coordinator for the Bathurst Island MERA project.

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

W.A. Spirito ?

M.W. McCurdy ?

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Bondar-Clegg & Company Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario Overburden Drilling Management Limited, Nepean, Ontario
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor: Activation Laboratories (Act Labs Ltd), Ancaster, Ontario Cantech Laboratories Inc., Calgary, Alberta

Other information:

Bathurst Island was previously NWT, but now appears as part of Nunavut?

Bulk sediments were collected at 46 sites.

W.A. Spirito, M.W. McCurdy are the primary authors, yet their roles are not apparent in the credits section?

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