Survey Metadata


British Columbia


Soil sampling, NTS 92G/2, 3, 6, 7, the Greater Vancouver area, British Columbia, 1996.

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Survey Description

Between September 26 and December 10, 1996, soil samples were collected at 10 sites in the Greater Vancouver area, 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 Greater Vancouver 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, Greater Vancouver 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 Unpublished report for British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.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
49.125° 49.375° -123.25° -122.8125°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 92G/2 (New Westminster), /3 (Lulu Island), /6 (North Vancouver), 7/ (Port Coquitlam), the Greater Vancouver area, southwest British Columbia.  It is bounded to the west by the Strait of Georgia and includes part of the Fraser River watershed.  The cities of Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver are located within the study area.


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