Survey Metadata

Well water

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island


Groundwater sampling survey, NTS 11E, L and 21H, I, eastern Canada, 1975.

Location map

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Survey Description

During the summer of 1975, approximately 1721 wells were sampled over parts of the Carboniferous Basin in southeast New Brunswick, western Nova Scotia and on Prince Edward Island.  The sampling density was approximately 1 sample/13 km2 throughout the 25,000 km2 survey area.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 340 and are also released digitally in Open File 679.

Quantities Analysed:

Unacidified water sample in glass bottle analysed in the field laboratory for: Rn, conductivity, O2, Eh, pH, alkalinity, U, F; acidified sample in glass bottle analysed at the GSC for H2, CH4, He, Zn, Cu, Pb, Mn and Fe; unacidified sample in plastic bottle analysed by Inland Waters Directorate, Moncton, N.B. for K, Cl, Ca, SO4, NO3.

Sampling Procedure

Three bottles of water were collected from each well site: one 500 ml polyethylene bottle and two 284 ml glass bottles.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Dyck, W., Garrison, E.W., Godoi, H.O., Wells, G.S. (1976) Minor and trace element contents of well waters, carboniferous basin, eastern Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 340. (more)
2 Geldsetzer, H.H.J. (1977). Preliminary geological interpretation of well water uranium anomalies, Carboniferous Basin, Maritime Provinces. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 474, 16 p. (more)
3 Dyck, W. (1980). Geochemical well water, Carboniferous basin, eastern Canada, 1975 [NTS 11E, L, 21H, I, and P]. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 679. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1975-1980 Uranium groundwater and stream sediment project, Maritimes and Saskatchewan, 1975-1976 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Raw data for RGG Open Files ( FileID=631 download)
This zip file contains the raw data for 64 geochemical Open Files released by the Resource Geophysics and Geochemistry Division of the Geological Survey of Canada.  The data are in “punched card image” format (i.e. 80 column records), designed to be read by FORTRAN software.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
44.98° 47.09° -65.59° -61.96°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21I (Moncton), 11E (Truro) and 11L (Charlottetown), covering the province of Prince Edward Island, eastern Canada.  It is bounded to the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and to the southwest by Northumberland Strait.

  • Covers parts of NTS 21H (Amherst), 21I (Moncton), 11E (Truro) and 11L (Charlottetown) in southeast New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia, part of the Carboniferous Basin, eastern Canada.  It is bounded to the northeast by Northumberland Strait and to the south by latitude 45°.


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