Survey Metadata


British Columbia


Soil sampling, NTS 92B, F, G, K, 92L/12, /13 Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 1994.

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Survey Description

Between November 4 and December 21 1994, soil samples were collected at 9 sites on Vancouver Island, 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.  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 Vancouver Island 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. (1995). Background soil quality study, Vancouver Island 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 Unpublished report for British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.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
48.375° 50.8° -127.63° -123.25°

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

  • Covers part of NTS 92B (Victoria), 92F (Port Alberni), 92G (Vancouver) and 92K (Bute Inlet) along the eastern part of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the east by the Strait of Georgia.  The cities of Victoria, Nanaimo and Campbell River are found in the south, central and northern parts of the study area respectively.

  • Covers part of NTS 92L/12 (Quatsino) and /13 (Shushartie) on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  It is bounded to the north by Goletas Channel and to the west by longitude 127.5°W.  Georgie Lake lies to the west of the study area and the city of Port Hardy to the east.


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