Survey Metadata




Till sampling, NTS 105G, L, 115I, southern Yukon, 2001-2002.

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Survey Description

Till sampling was conducted during the 2001 and 2002 field seasons in two regions in southern Yukon: Finlayson Lake (2001) and Glenlyon - east Carmacks (2002).  Till sampling was focused in high mineral potential areas located on plateaus overlain by a till veneer or till blanket.  Traverse lines were oriented perpendicular to ice-flow direction.  Sample spacing along traverse lines averaged 1 km.  Detailed sampling (sample spacing 50-250 m) was completed at the Kudz Ze Kayah massive sulphide deposit in the Finlayson Lake map area and at the Clear Lake SEDEX deposit in the Glenlyon map area.  Samples were collected in hand-dug pits in unweathered till at an average depth of 60 cm and consisted of 2.5 kg of bulk till and a separate bag of 50 pebbles.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 4479/Yukon Geological Survey Open File 2003-10(D).

Data Description:


Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm and <0.002 mm fractions analyzed by ICP-MS following HCL:HNO3-H2O digestion; <0.063 mm fraction for Be by ICP-MS following a lithium metaborate (LiBO2) fusion.

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Publication History

Index Publication
1 Bond, J.D., Plouffe, A. (2002). Finlayson Lake Geoscience Initiative (southeastern Yukon), Part 2: Quaternary geology and till geochemistry. In Yukon Exploration and Geology 2011, D.S. Emond, L.H. Weston, L.L. Lewis (eds). Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, p. 209-228. (more)
2 Plouffe, A., Bond, J.D. (2003). Till geochemistry of the Finlayson Lake (105G), Glenlyon (105L) and east Carmacks (115I) map areas, Yukon Territory. Geological Survey of Canada, Open file 4479/Yukon Geological Survey Open File, 2003-10(D), 1 CD-ROM. (more)
3 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)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2001-2003 Southern Yukon till sampling, 2001-2002 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Copy of CD-ROM for GSC Open File 4479 ( FileID=638 download)
This archive contains all of the files that are on the CD.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
61° 63° -136.33° -130°

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

  • Covers NTS 105G (Finlayson Lake) map area, southeast Yukon.

  • Covers NTS 105L (Glenlyon) and the easternmost portion of 115I (Carmacks) north of the Yukon River in south central Yukon.


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