Survey Metadata

Vegetation, Surface water, Stream sediment

New Brunswick


Hydrogeochemical, stream sediment and biogeochemical survey, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick, 1995-1997

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Survey Description

A detailed hydrogeochemical, stream sediment and biogeochemical survey was carried out in the northwestern part of the Bathurst Mining Camp in the Restigouche-Murray Brook area, New Brunswick.  A total of 429 sites were sampled during the summer of 1997 (water, sediment, balsam fir).  An additional 136 sites around the Restigouche deposit were sampled during the summers of 1995 and 1996 (water and sediment only).  Samples were collected at approximately 500 m intervals (100 and 200 m intervals around the Restigouche deposit) and were located at least 50 m upstream of roads and culverts to minimize anthropogenic contamination.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3763.

Sampling Procedure

Surface waters were collected in 125 ml pre-washed Nalgene bottles (cations and anions) and in an acid-washed 60 ml Nalgene bottle (Hg).  Sediments were collected from the active part of the stream in kraft paper bags.  Balsam fir sample sites were all close to those at which stream sediment and waters were collected.  At each site, 200-250 g of fresh twigs and needles were snipped from a single balsam fir tree.  Usually 5-7 twigs comprising 5-7 years growth provided the required amount of material.  This amount of growth was commonly 35-40 cm length of twig.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Leybourne, M., Boyle, D., Goodfellow, W., Dunn, C., Turcotte, C., Gilliss, M., Allaby, G. (1997). Detailed hydrogeochemical, stream sediment and biogeochemical survey in the Murray Brook-Restigouche area, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick. In Abstracts, 1997: 22nd Annual Review of Activities, B.M.W. Carroll (ed.). New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Minerals and Energy, Information Circular 97-4, p. 25-26. (more)
2 Leybourne, M.I., Goodfellow, W.D., Boyle, D.R., Dunn, C.E. (1999). Stream water, stream sediment, and vegetation geochemistry of the Restigouche-Murray Brook area, Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick (parts of NTS 21O7, 21O8, 21O9 and 21O10). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3763. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1995-1999 Bathurst Mining Camp, Restigouche-Murray Brook area, New Brunswick hydrogeochemical, stream sediment, and vegetation survey, 1995, 1996 and 1997 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Copy of CD-ROM for GSC Open File 3763 ( FileID=40 download)
This archive contains all of the files that are on the CD.  The main documentation is found in an .htm file in the root directory.  Figures and tables are included in .pdf format and the tables are also in Excel format (.xls).

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
47.38° 47.56° -66.6° -66.32°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 21O/7, 8, 9 and 10 in the Restigouche-Murray Brook area, Bathurst Mining Camp, northern New Brunswick.


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