Survey Metadata

Stream sediment



Stream sediment sampling survey, NTS 22O, K, J and parts of 22F, G, C, Betsiamites and Moisie rivers area, Quebec, 1968-1969.

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Survey Description

Between 1968 and 1969, a stream sediment sampling survey was conducted in the Betsiamites and Moisie rivers region, Quebec.  The area covers 75,000 km2.  A total of 762 samples were collected at an average density of 1 sample per 98.4 km2 and analysed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Cu, Pb, Zn, Mo


visual colorimetry


visual colorimetry
Ni, Co pyrosulfate fusion visual colorimetry
Mn, Ag aqua-regia atomic absorption (AAS)


The data are published in geological report RG-162, Department of Natural Resources, 1975.  This report is the second of a series of 3 publications following a geological reconnaissance program in the Grenville Province, known as the "Grenville Project".

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Franconi, A, Sharma, K.N.M., Laurin, A.F. (1975). Région des rivières Betsiamites (Bersimis) et Moisie (Grenville 1968-1969). Ministère des Richesses naturelles, Rapport géologique RG-162, 149 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1965-1970 Stream sediment sampling survey, Grenville Orogenic Province, Quebec, 1965-1970 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48° 52° -70° -66°

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

  • Covers NTS 22O (Lac Fouquet), /K (Lac Berte), /J (Sept-Îles) and parts of 22F (Baie-Comeau), /G (Cap-Chat), /C (Rimouski). This survey is the eastward continuation of the Grenville project. It is bounded by latitudes 48o and 52o and longitudes 66o and 70o. The north shore of the St.-Lawrence River marks the southern limit of the area.


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