Survey Metadata


Newfoundland and Labrador


Till sampling, NTS 13A/10, 14, 15, southeast Labrador, 2001.

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Survey Description

In 2001, a total of 372 one kilogram till samples were collected in the Alexis River area, southeast Labrador.  C-horizon samples were collected at an average depth of 55 cm from hand-dug pits 40-70 cm deep.  If no C-horizon was available, B- or BC- horizon samples were taken at average depths of 45 and 50 cm respectively.  Sample spacing was approximately 1 sample per 5 km2 in map area 13A/10, 1 sample per 31 km2 in map area 13A/14 and 1 per 7 km2 in NTS 13A/15.  The data are published in Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy Open File 013A/0046.

Data Description:

Paper report with data diskette.  Report now available on CD.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.180 mm fraction by INAA for a large suite of elements; by ICP-ES after HF-HClO4-HCl total digestion for an extensive suite of elements; by AAS after HF-HClO4-HCl for Cr, Mo; by AAS after HNO3-HCl for Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn; by AAS after HNO3 for Ag; by fluoride-ion selective electrode associated after fusion with Na2CO3-KNO3 flux for F.

Geochem Maps Available:

Symbol maps show the distribution of selected elements in till.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 McCuaig, S.J. (2002). Quaternary geology of the Alexis River area, the Blanc-Sablon to Mary’s Harbour road corridor, southern Labrador, Newfoundland Geological Survey Current Research 02-1, p. 1-20. (more)
2 McCuaig, S.J. (2002). Till geochemistry of the Alexis River region. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy, Open File 013A/0046, 106p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2001-2002 Southeast Labrador till sampling, 2001 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
52.5° 53° -57.5° -56.5°

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

  • Covers NTS 13A/10 (untitled), 13A/14 (untitled) and 13A/15 (Jeffries Pond) in the Alexis River area, southeast Labrador.  The Alexis River runs through the south part of the study area.  Its centre located approximately 190 km southeast of the southern shore of Lake Melville and 75 km west of the Labrador Sea coast.


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