Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

Nova Scotia


Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 11D/11, 12, 13, 14, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, 2001-2002.

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Survey Description

Till and B-horizon soils were collected at 25 sites during the 2001 and 2002 field seasons in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.  The sampling density was approximately one site per 10 km2.  Most samples were collected from roadside exposures and a few samples were collected from building excavations or along footpaths.  A summary of this study can be found in Nova Scotia Report of Activities 2002.

Sampling Procedure

Till and B-horizon soils were colleced by shovel and/or auger from a depth of about 1 m and 30 cm respectively.  Approximately 500 g each of soil and till were collected and placed into Kraft sample bags.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Goodwin, T. A. (2002). Soil and till geochemistry of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), Nova Scotia. In Mining Matters for Nova Scotia 2002 – Opportunities for Economic Development, D.R. MacDonald (ed.). Nova Scotia Minerals and Energy Branch, Report ME 2002-2, p.11. (more)
2 Goodwin, T.A. (2003). Soil and till geochemistry of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. In Report of Activities 2002, D.R. MacDonald (ed.), Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch, Report ME 2003-1, p. 41-47. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2001-2002 Halifax Regional Municipality Till Project, 2001-2002 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
44.55° 44.85° -63.75° -63.39°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 11D/11 (West Chezzetcook), 12 (Halifax), 13 (Mount Uniacke) and 14 (Musquodoboit Harbour) in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.  It is bounded to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and is located just west of Porters Lake, east of Pockwock Lake and south of Shubenacadie Grand Lake.


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