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Open File 4414

Open File:  4414
Previous OF publication(s):  
Province / Territory:  British Columbia
Funding Source:  Federal and Provincial
Year of Collection:  2001

Survey Type:  Regional Stream Survey
# Lake sites:  0
# Stream sites:  1097
Survey Area:  13345 km²
NTS Sheet(s):  093D, 103A

The regional stream survey for Bella Coola, B.C. (NTS 93D and 103A) was conducted during the summers of 1999 and 2001.

This report presents analytical and statistical data for 48 elements in stream sediments from 1 003 sample sites in 2001, and 94 sites in 1999, collected at an average density of one sample per 12.2 km². Loss-on-ignition in sediments, and uranium, fluoride, sulphate and pH values in waters from these sites are included in this report. In addition, 213 stream water samples were analyzed in 2001 for trace and major elements.

The 112 samples collected in 1999 from 94 sites in the Tweedsmuir Park and Fiordland-Kitlope Recreation Area were analysed with the samples from the 2001 survey.

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Analytical Data

variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
AluminumICP0.01 pct2001
AntimonyICP0.02 ppm2001
AntimonyINAA0.1 ppm2001
ArsenicICP0.1 ppm2001
ArsenicINAA0.5 ppm2001
BariumICP0.5 ppm2001
BariumINAA50 ppm2001
BismuthICP0.02 ppm2001
BromineINAA0.5 ppm2001
CadmiumICP0.01 ppm2001
CalciumICP0.01 pct2001
CeriumINAA5 ppm2001
CesiumINAA0.5 ppm2001
ChromiumICP0.5 ppm2001
ChromiumINAA20 ppm2001
CobaltICP0.1 ppm2001
CobaltINAA5 ppm2001
CopperICP0.01 ppm2001
EuropiumINAA1 ppm2001
FluorineISE10 ppm2001
GalliumICP0.2 ppm2001
GoldICP0.2 ppb2001
GoldINAA2 ppb2001
HafniumINAA1 ppm2001
IronICP0.01 pct2001
IronINAA0.2 pct2001
LanthanumICP0.5 ppm2001
LanthanumINAA2 ppm2001
LeadICP0.01 ppm2001
Loss-on-ignitionGRAV0.1 pct2001
LutetiumINAA0.2 ppm2001
MagnesiumICP0.01 pct2001
ManganeseICP1 ppm2001
MercuryICP5 ppb2001
MolybdenumICP0.01 ppm2001
NickelICP0.1 ppm2001
PhosphorusICP0.001 pct2001
PotassiumICP0.01 pct2001
RubidiumINAA5 ppm2001
SamariumINAA0.1 ppm2001
Sample WeightGRAV0.01 gms2001
ScandiumICP0.1 ppm2001
ScandiumINAA0.2 ppm2001
SeleniumICP0.1 ppm2001
SilverICP2 ppb2001
SodiumICP0.001 pct2001
SodiumINAA0.02 pct2001
StrontiumICP0.5 ppm2001
SulphurICP0.02 pct2001
TantalumINAA0.5 ppm2001
TelluriumICP0.02 ppm2001
TerbiumINAA0.5 ppm2001
ThalliumICP0.02 ppm2001
ThoriumICP0.1 ppm2001
ThoriumINAA0.2 ppm2001
TitaniumICP0.001 pct2001
TungstenICP0.2 ppm2001
TungstenINAA1 ppm2001
UraniumICP0.1 ppm2001
UraniumINAA0.2 ppm2001
VanadiumICP2 ppm2001
YtterbiumINAA2 ppm2001
ZincICP0.1 ppm2001
variablemethoddetection limityear of analysis
FluorideISE20 ppb2001
SulphateTURB1 ppm2001
UraniumLIF0.05 ppb2001
pHGCM 2001


The Bella Coola survey was designed and managed by the B.C. Geological Survey Branch in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada. The surey was funded by the Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) and the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines.

P.W.B. Friske and W. Jackaman directed the survey and coordinated the activities of the various contractors, B.C. Geological Survey Branch staff and Geological Survey of Canada staff.

Contractor and supervisor details for sample collection
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:McElhanney Consulting Services, Vancouver, BC
Supervisor:W. Jackaman (BCGS)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Acme Analytical Laboratories, Vancouver, BC
Supervisor:R.E.W. Lett (BCGS) and P.W.B. Friske (GSC)
Contractor and supervisor details for sample preparation
CategoryResponsible Party
Contractor:Acme Analytical Laboratories, Vancouver, BC Bequerel Laboratories, Mississauga, ON G.S.C. Analytical Method Development, Ottawa, ON CanTech Laboratories Ltd., Calgary, AB
Supervisor:R.E.W. Lett (BCGS) , P.W.B. Friske (GSC), G.E.M Hall (GSC) and J.E. Vaive (GSC)

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