Survey Metadata

Well water

New Brunswick


Groundwater sampling survey, NTS 21G/9, 10, 15, 16, central New Brunswick, 1992-1995.

Location map

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Survey Description

Reconnaissance sampling of groundwater from residential wells was carried out in the Fredericton area, New Brunswick in the summer of 1992.  Detailed surveys were carried out in July and August of 1993 and 1994.  Follow-up work was completed in the summer of 1995.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3306.

Data Description:

Paper report with data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

SO4, Cl, F, Total N, Br by ion chromatography; As, Sb by hydride-generation AAS; 20 elements by a combination of ICP-ES and ICP-MS.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour maps showing the distribution of elements in groundwater.

Other Analyses:

Alkalinity by titration; pH and conductivity measured on site with portable meters.

Sampling Procedure

After running the kitchen tap for 2-3 minutes, two 250 ml samples were collected in polyethylene bottles.  One sample was acidified with 0.5 ml concentrated nitric acid.  The samples were not filtered.  They were refrigerated at 4°C until analyses were completed.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Boyle, D.R., Spirito, W.A., Adcock, S.W. (1996). Groundwater hydrogeochemical survey of central New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3306. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1996 Southeastern New Brunswick Groundwater Project, 1991-1995 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 3306 ( FileID=295 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 3306.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.5° 45.97° -67.12° -66.45°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21G/10 (Fredericton Junction), 11 (McAdam), 15 (Fredericton) and 16 (Grand Lake) in central New Brunswick.  It is bounded to the north by the Saint John River.


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