Survey Metadata




Soil sampling survey, NTS 31H/9, 10, Acton area, Quebec, 1971.

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Survey Description

In 1971, a total of 1262 soil samples were collected in the Acton area.  Sampling intervals of 300 m and 500 m respectively were used in the western and eastern parts of this 180 km2 area.  Samples were collected from the C soil horizon at a mean depth of 75 cm.  Most samples were collected beneath the tilled soils of this agricultural region.

Samples were analysed for:


Element Dissolution Technique
Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Mn


atomic absorption (AAS)


The data are published in special study ES-23, Department of Natural Resources, 1976.  Raw data and sample analyses are published in DPV-336.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Tremblay, R.L. (1976). Géochimie des sols, région d'Acton, Québec. Ministère des Richesse naturelles, étude spéciale ES-23. (more)
2 Tremblay, R.L. (1976). Région d'Acton, géochimie des sols, données de terrain, résultats des analyses. Annexe du rapport ES-23. Ministère des Richesses naturelles, Dossier public DPV-336. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1971 Project Cantons de l'Est, Quebec, 1971 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.62° 45.7° -72.72° -72.386°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 31H/9 (Richmond), /10 (Saint-Hyacinthe). The Acton area is located in Bagot, Acton and Upton townships. It is bounded by latitudes 45°37' and 45°42' and longitudes 72°23' and 72°43'.


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