Survey Metadata




Biogeochemical survey, NTS 52L/14, Bissett area, southeastern Manitoba, 1988.

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Survey Description

In 1988, a suite of 14 black poplar crown samples were collected from the area of the SL occurrence near Bissett, Manitoba.  Each sample consists of the upper 40 cm (i.e. the crown) of 10 black poplar trees within a 2 m sampling “box”.  Five proximal samples were collected from the immediate vicinity of the gold-bearing quartz vein and another 9 samples were collected 150 m from the mineralization to serve as background samples.

The boreal forest around the SL occurrence was burned in 1987.  The predominant species in the burn area are vigorous black poplars which have attained heights of 1.5-1.8 m since deforestation by the fire.

The data are published in Manitoba Energy and Mines Open File Report OF89-1.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Fedikow, M.A.F., LeSavage, S. (1989). The use of black poplar (Populus balsamifera L.) crowns for gold vegetation geochemical surveys in burned boreal forest – preliminary results. Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services, Open File Report OF 89-1. (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
50.9438° 50.9544° -95.3312° -95.3171°

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

  • Covers a small part of NTS 52L/14 (Garner Lake) in the vicinity of the SL occurrence, near Bissett, southeastern Manitoba.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 27 km southeast of the town of Bissett.  Highway 304 runs NW-SE through the study area and Mabel Lake lies just northwest of it.


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