Survey Metadata


Nova Scotia


Till sampling survey, NTS 21A, H and 11D, E in central Nova Scotia, 1978.

Location map

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Survey Description

More than 135 till samples were collected in central Nova Scotia in 1978.  The data are published in Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy Map 81-01.

Data Description:

Paper map; map margin has data tables keyed to samples located on the map.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction by AAS after HNO3-HCl for at least 12 elements;, by colourimetry for As and by fluorometry for U; heavy mineral concentrate (0.063-0.300 mm fraction) by colourimetry after a carbonate flux-fusion followed by hot water leach for W and by AAS after ammonium iodide sublimation followed by HCl leach for Sn.

Geochem Maps Available:

Sample sites with anomalous element levels are indicated on map.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Stea, R.R., Fowler, J.H. (1981). Pleistocene geology and till geochemistry of central Nova Scotia (Sheet 4). Nova Scotia Department Mines and Energy Map 81-01. (more)
2 Stea, R.R. O Reilly, G.A. (1982). Till geochemistry of the Meguma Terrane in Nova Scotia and its metallogenic implications. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain - 1982, P.H. Davenport (ed.). Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geology Division, p. 82-104. (more)
3 Rogers, P.J., Stea, R.R., MacDonald, M.A. (1984). Statistical investigation of the geochemical reflection of Au mineralization in the tills and lake sediments of the eastern shore region of Nova Scotia. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain, 6. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. London, United Kingdom, p. 137-151. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1978-1982 Nova Scotia Pleistocene geology project (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
44.5° 45.25° -64.5° -63.5°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers NTS 21A/9,16, 21H/1, 11D/12,13 and 11E/4 in central Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Minas Basin.


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