Project Metadata

Wolfe, W.J.; Austria, V.B.


Southwest New Brunswick reconnaissance geochemical surveys, 1966-1970

Project Description

Reconnaissance geochemical surveys were carried out in southwestern New Brunswick over a five year period, from 1966 to 1970.  The project was jointly sponsored by the Province of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Development Board.  It was intended to provide basic information on the distribution of trace elements in drainage sediments from which potentially mineralized areas could be broadly outlined.

A summary of the project follows:


Year NTS Map Sheet NB Department of Natural Resources Publication
1966 21G/2, 3, 6 Report of Investigation No. 4
1967 21G/1, 2, 7. 8 Report of Investigation No. 6
1968, 1969 21G/2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 Report of Investigation No. 11
1970 21G/10, 11, 13, 14, 15 Report of Investigation No. 14



Survey History

1Stream sediment survey, NTS 21G/2, 3, 6, southwest New Brunswick, 1966. (more)
2Stream sediment survey, NTS 21G/1, 2, 7, 8, southwest New Brunswick, 1967. (more)
3Stream sediment survey, NTS 21G/2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, southwest New Brunswick, 1968 and 1969. (more)
4Stream sediment and soil survey, NTS 21G/10, 11, 13, 14, 15, southwest New Brunswick, 1970. (more)

Project Funding

The Atlantic Development Board (ADB) was established in 1962 in response to a 1957 report of the Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects that recommended federal government assistance to improve the social capital structure of the Atlantic Provinces.  The ADB was a corporate body consisting of five private citizens, reporting to the Minister of Transport.  The Board incorporated three principles of regional economic development: joint co-ordination of development programs with the governments of the Atlantic provinces; a concern with the overall basic structure of the regional economy; and federal financial assistance for essential development projects for which satisfactory financial arrangements were not otherwise available.  The Board was created as a special agency, distinct from the regular machinery of government.  Its members were appointed for fixed periods from all the Atlantic provinces, and from diverse fields of activity.

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