Survey Metadata

NGR stream, Indicator minerals, Resource assessment

Northwest Territories


Stream sediment and water survey, NTS 95L, M, N, 96C, D, 105I, O, P, 106A, B, H, western Northwest Territories, 2009-2010.

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Survey Description

In 2009 and 2010, stream sediment and water samples were collected in the Shúhtagot'ine Néné Candidate Protected Area, western Northwest Territories.  The work was part of a non-renewable resource assessment of minerals.  Over the two field seasons, the following samples were collected:


Number of Samples Sample Medium
742 bulk stream sediment
3,050 stream sediment
2,808 stream water


Heavy mineral concentrates from the bulk stream sediment samples were processed for kimberlite indicator minerals (KIM), magmatic/metamorphosed massive sulphide indicator minerals (MMSIM) and gold grains.

The data are published in Northwest Territories Geoscience Office (NTGO) NWT Open File 2012-01.

This survey was carried out using National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) protocols.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Falck, H., Day, S.J.A., Pierce, K.L., Rentmeister, K., Ozyer, C.A., Watson, D.M. (2012). A compilation of heavy mineral concentrates: results from stream sediment samples collected 2007-2010, Mackenzie Mountains, NWT. Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, NWT Open Report 2012-001. (more)
2 Ozyer, C.A. (2012). Shúhtagot'ine Néné candidate protected area phase II non-renewable resource assessment – minerals, Northwest Territories, Canada. Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, NWT Open File 2012-01. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 2007-2010 NTGO Non-Renewable Mineral Resource Assessments of Candidate Protected Areas, Northwest Territories, 2007-2010 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
62.5° 65.5° -131.1° -125.1°

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

  • Covers parts of NTS 95K (Root River), L (Glacier Lake), M (Wrigley Lake), N (Dahadinni River), 96C (Fort Norman), D (Carcajou Canyon), E (Norman Wells), 105I (Little Nahanni River), 105O (Niddery Lake), 105P (Sekwi Mountain), 106A (Mount Eduni), B (Bonnet Plume Lake), H (Sans Sault Rapids), part of the Shúhtagot'ine Néné candidate protected area, western Northwest Territories.  It is bounded to the west by the YT-NT border and its centre is located approximately 265 km southwest of Great Bear Lake.


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