Survey Metadata




Till sampling survey, NTS 21E, southeastern Quebec, 1963-1987.

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Survey Description

Approximately 1524 samples of till were collected in the Estrie-Beauce area of southeastern Quebec.  This survey is a compilation of work and represents sampling done over many years (1963 to 1987) by multiple researchers.  An interpretation of the data can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Paper 89-20.  The raw data can be found in S.J. Courtney’s M.Sc. Thesis.

Data Description:

Paper report.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction analyzed for selected trace elements using ICP-AES after hot aqua regia.

Geochem Maps Available:

Contour plots of Cr, Ni, Cu, As.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Shilts, W.W. (1973). Till indicator train formed by glacial transport of nickel and other ultrabasic components; a model for drift prospecting. In Report of Activities, Part A, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 73-1A, p. 213-218. (more)
2 Courtney, S.J. (1988). The geochemistry and glacial dispersal patterns of the Lennoxville till of the southern Quebec Appalachians.  M.Sc. thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 287 p. (more)
3 Shilts, W.W., Smith, S.L. (1989). Drift prospecting in the Appalachians of Estrie-Beauce, Quebec; In Drift Prospecting, R.N.W. DiLabio, W.B. Coker (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 89-20, p. 41-59. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1963-1989 Southeast Quebec till survey carried out between 1963 and 1987 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
45° 46.5° -72.5° -70°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21E, L in the Appalachians region of southeast Quebec.  It is bounded to the southeast by the Canada-U.S. border.


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