Survey Metadata


British Columbia


Soil sampling, NTS 93K, L, 103I, J, west central British Columbia, 1996.

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Survey Description

Between October 3 and 6, 1996, soil samples were collected at 6 sites in the Skeena area, west central British Columbia.  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.  Two 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 Skeena 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. (1997). Background soil quality study, Skeena 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 Unpublished report for British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.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
54.06° 54.89° -130.625° -125.625°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 93K (Fort Fraser), 93L (Smithers) and 103I (Terrace), 103J (Prince Rupert), the Skeena area, west central British Columbia.  It is bordered to the west by Chatham Sound.  The city of Prince Rupert lies in the western part of the study area, which extends as far east as Burns Lake.


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