Survey Metadata




Peat sampling, NTS 64C, northwest Manitoba, 1979.

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Survey Description

In 1979, peat samples were collected from continuous peat cores in raised permafrost-bearing bogs at 9 sites in the Kasmere Lake area, Manitoba.  At each site, a pit was dug to the permafrost table (0.1 – 0.4 m).  Below the permafrost, a continuous core was recovered using a frozen ground coring kit.  A description of the study can be found in Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain – 1982.

Data Description:

Paper report. No data lists but tables with ranges of element levels.

Quantities Analysed:

<0.180 mm fraction of peat and underlying mineral sediments were analyzed for a suite of elements by AAS, for As by colourimetry, and for U by INAA, delayed counting method.  F determined for selected peat samples with an ion-selective electrode after fusion with an Na2CO3-KNO3 flux.  Radium was determined on the ashed residue of selected peat samples.

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Other Analyses:

LOI; HMC for selected samples.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 DiLabio, R.N.W., Coker, W.B. (1982). Geochemistry of peat associated with uraniferous bedrock in the Kasmere Lake area, Manitoba. In Prospecting in Areas of Glaciated Terrain - 1982, P.H. Davenport (ed.). Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Geology Division, p. 179-194. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1979-1982 Northwest Manitoba peat sampling, 1979 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
GISSARK file archive ( FileID=650 download)
This file is an archive of geochemical data stored in the GISS Archive (GISSARK) format, a derivative of the GISS format.  The ZIP file contains a readme file, the data, a dictionary and a user manual.  The data file names include the initials of the geologist responsible for the data; the full name is given in the file.
GISSARK file archive list of contents ( FileID=651 download)
A PDF file listing the files contained in “”.  The file also lists related publications and if a survey for the data has been created in The Canadian Database of Geochemical Surveys.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
59° 60° -102° -100°

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

  • Covers NTS 64N, the Kasmere Lake area, northwest Manitoba.  It is bounded to the west by the Manitoba – Saskatchewan border and to the north by the Manitoba – Nunavut border.


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