Survey Metadata

Soil, Till, Indicator minerals



Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 52B/9, Haines Township property, northwestern Ontario, 2000.

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Survey Description

50 humus, 45 B-horizon soil, 41 till and 6 vegetation samples were collected on the Haines Township property in 2000.  Samples were collected along 5 separate lines and spaced at 25 m intervals.  The data are published in Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 6054.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.  Digital data available separately as MRD-71 (Miscellaneous Release-Data 71).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.177 mm fraction of humus and <0.063 mm fraction of till by ICP-AES for 25 elements; by ICP-AES-FA for Au, Pd, and Pt; and ICP-MS for 51 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps show dispersal of selected elements.

Other Analyses:

Heavy mineral concentrate from 77 till samples for gold grain counts and metamorphic or magmatic massive sulphide and kimberlite indicator minerals; pebble lithologies for 77 till samples.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Searcy, C.A. (2001). Preliminary data results of drift exploration for platinum group elements, northwestern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6054, 271 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2000-2001 Northwestern Ontario soils and till sampling surveys carried out in 2000 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48.6249° 48.6313° -90.3418° -90.3336°

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

  • Covers the Haines Township property, located approximately 8 km northwest of the former Shebandowan Mine site in northwestern Ontario on NTS 52B/9 (Shebandowan).  It is located approximately 4 km south of the Trans-Canada Highway.


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