Survey Metadata


British Columbia


Soil sampling, NTS 92G/1, 2, 3, 7, 14, southwest British Columbia, 1994.

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Survey Description

Soil samples were collected at 10 sites in the Lower Mainland area of southwest British Columbia in 1994.  At each site, a core of the surface soil was taken using a stainless steel coring device 10 cm in diameter and 10 cm in length.  Three replicate grab soil samples were taken for organic analysis from the soil adjacent to each core sample.  The soil pit was then expanded to a depth of 0.5 m and 4 samples were taken from the 0.5 to 0.6 m soil layer (1 for metal analysis, 3 for organic analyses).  The data can be found in the Lower Mainland Region Sampling Report by Soilcon Laboratories Ltd.

Data Description:

Digital report and data.

Quantities Analysed:

Soil samples analysed for 32 elements after nitric perchloric digestion and for 27 elements after aqua regia digestion.  No size fraction or analytical methods given.

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Other Analyses:

Organic chemistry.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Soilcon Laboratories Ltd. (1994). Background soil quality study, Lower Mainland region sampling report. Unpublished report for British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. ( more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1994-1999 British Columbia Ministry of Environment Soil Quality Program ( more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
49° 49.8125° -123.1875° -122.0625°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 92G/1 (Mission), /2 (Westminster), /3 (Lulu Island), /7 (Port Coquitlam), the Lower Mainland area, southwest British Columbia.  It is bounded to the south by the Canada-U.S. border. The Fraser River runs east-west in the central and northern parts of the study area.

  • Covers part of NTS 92G/14 (Cheakamus River), the Lower Mainland area, southwest British Columbia.  The Squamish River runs through the southwest corner of the study area.  The towns of Eagle Run and Cheekye are found in the southern and northern parts of the study area respectively.


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