Survey Metadata


New Brunswick


Till sampling survey, southern Miramichi Zone, NTS 21J, G, New Brunswick, 1985.

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Survey Description

873 samples were collected in 1985 from 704 sites in the southern Miramichi Zone and vicinity, New Brunswick.  The data are published in GSC Open File 2238.  A final report on the Miramichi Zone, including stratigraphy and till geochemistry was published in GSC Bulletin 433.

Nine samples from this survey were reanalyzed and published in New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 99-11.

Data Description:

Paper report; data files on diskette.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction analyzed by different laboratories different years:  (1) by AAS after HCl:HNO3 (1:3) for 10 elements; by colorimetric method for As; by specific ion electrode for F; by colorimetric methods for As and W; by fluorometric method for U; and by XRF for Sn; and, (2) ICP-AFS after HCl:HNO3 (1:3) for 11 elements; by specific ion electrode for F; by flameless-AAS for Hg; by fluorometric method for U; by colorimetric method for W.  <0.063 mm fraction by INAA for 11 elements; by CV-AAS for Hg; by AAS for As and Sb; and by fire assay-INAA for Au.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps showing dispersal of Cu, Pb, Zn, Sn, W, As, U, Hg in the <0.002 mm fraction and As, Sb, and Au in the <0.063 mm fraction.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Lamothe, M. (1986). Reconnaissance geochemical sampling of till, south-central Miramichi Zone, New Brunswick. In Current Research, Part B. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 86-1B, p. 279-287. (more)
2 Lamothe, M. (1990). Till geochemistry over the southern Miramichi Zone and vicinity, New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2238. (more)
3 Lamothe, M. (1992). Pleistocene stratigraphy and till geochemistry of the Miramichi Zone, New Brunswick. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 433, 58p. + 1 map. (more)
4 Seaman, A.A. (1999). Till geochemistry of the Millville (NTS 21 G/12) map area, York and Carleton counties, New Brunswick: site and geochemical data. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Minerals and Energy Division, Open File 99-11, 85 p. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
2 1985-1990 Miramichi till geochemical surveys, New Brunswick, 1985-1987 (more)
1 1990-2005 Quaternary geology and till geochemistry project, southwest and west central New Brunswick, 1995-2004 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Diskette to accompany GSC Open File 2238 ( FileID=204 download)
This ZIP file contains a copy of the data diskette originally released with GSC Open File 2238.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45.75° 46.5° -67.79° -66.45°

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

  • Covers NTS 21J/5 (Florenceville), 21J/6 (Coldstream), 21J/7 (Napadogan), 21J/2 (Burts Corner), 21J/3 (Millville), 21J/4 (Woodstock), 21G/13 (Fosterville) and 21G/14 (Canterbury) in central New Brunswick.


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