Survey Metadata

Soil, Till, Indicator minerals



Soil and till sampling survey, NTS 52H/4, Buck Lake property, northwestern Ontario, 2000.

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Survey Description

28 humus, 28 B-horizon soil and 18 till samples were collected on the Buck Lake property in 2000.  Samples were collected along 2 separate lines.  One line was parallel to ice flow direction with samples collected at 25 m intervals up and down-ice of known mineralization.  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
49.1599° 49.1633° -89.9872° -89.9782°

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

  • Covers the Buck Lake property, located approximately 25 km west of the Lac des Iles palladium mine in northwestern Ontario on NTS 52H/4 (Lac des Iles).  It is located just north of Buck Lake.


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