Survey Metadata

Soil, Till

Manitoba

1991

Detailed soil and till sampling, NTS 63K/16, central Manitoba, 1991.





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Survey Description


In 1991 as part of EXTECH-I, detailed soil and till sampling was carried out in the vicinity of the Chisel Lake, Ghost Lake and Lost Lake mines and the North Chisel deposit in central Manitoba.  Approximately 144 sites were visited.  Sample spacing averaged approximately 1 site per 200 m.  At each site, samples of B-horizon glacial till (soil), C-horizon glacial till (parent material) and humus were collected.  An interpretation of the study can be found in Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 426.

Data Description:

Paper report, no data lists.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.002 mm fraction of B- and C-horizon till for 10 elements by AAS after aqua regia leach; for Hg and As by hydride generation AAS; for 31 elements by ICP-ES after aqua regia leach; for 7 elements by sequential extraction techniques.

<0.063 mm fraction of B- and C-horizon till for Au + 34 elements by INAA; for 31 elements by ICP-ES after aqua regia leach.

<0.177 mm fraction of humus for 31 elements by ICP-ES after aqua regia; the soluble organic fraction of humus for 7 elements after Na4P2O7 leach; the insoluble inorganic residue for 7 elements by sequential extraction techniques.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional dot plots showing the distribution of Cu, As, and Zn in selected fractions for selected analyses.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Kaszycki, C.A., Hall, G.E.M. (1996). Application of phase selective and sequential extraction methodologies in surficial geochemistry. In EXTECH I: a multidisciplinary approach to massive sulphide research in the Rusty Lake-Snow Lake greenstone belts, Manitoba, G.F. Bonham-Carter, A.G. Galley, G.E.M. Hall (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 426, p. 155-168. (more)
2 Kaszycki, C.A., Nielsen, E., Gobert, G. (1996). Surficial geochemistry and response to volcanic-hosted massive sulphide mineralization in the Snow Lake region. In EXTECH I: a multidisciplinary approach to massive sulphide research in the Rusty Lake-Snow Lake greenstone belts, Manitoba, G.F. Bonham-Carter, A.G. Galley, G.E.M. Hall (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 426, p. 139-154. (more)
3 McMartin, I., Campbell, J.E., Dredge, L.A. (2012). A trans-jurisdiction database of till composition across the Circum-Kisseynew area, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7064. (more)
4 McClenaghan, M.B., Peter, J.M. (2013). Till geochemical signatures of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits in glaciated terrain: a summary of Canadian examples. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7354, 36 p. (more)
5 McClenaghan M.B., Peter, J.M. (2016). Till geochemical signatures of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: an overview of Canadian examples. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v. 16, no. 1, p. 27-47. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1990-1996 EXTECH-I, Snow Lake area multi-disciplinary project, central Manitoba, 1990-1991 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
54.8° 54.86° -100.13° -100.09°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 63K/16, the Chisel Lake area, central Manitoba.  It extends as far north as Arm Lake, as far south as Stroud Lake.

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