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TitleAn account of a lake sediment geochemical survey conducted over certain volcanic belts within the Slave structural province of the Northwest Territories during 1972
AuthorNickerson, D
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 129, 1973, 75 pages (14 sheets),
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Documentopen file
MapsPublication contains 15 maps
Map Info.geological, 1:31,680
Map Info.geochemical, 1:31,680
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85I/09; 85I/10; 85I/11; 85I/14; 85I/15; 85I/16; 85J/08; 85J/09; 85O/14; 85P/01; 85P/02; 85P/07; 85P/08; 86B/03; 86B/06
AreaMackenzie Mining District; Yellowknife; Indin Lake; Cameron River; Beaulieu River
Lat/Long WENS-115.5000 -112.0000 64.5000 62.2500
Subjectsgeochemistry; economic geology; mineral deposits; mineral exploration; geochemical surveys; lake sediment geochemistry; bottom sediments; clays; silts; sands; organic deposits; metals; base metals; spectrographic analyses; atomic absorption analyses; beryllium; chromium; cobalt geochemistry; niobium; copper; copper geochemistry; gold; iron geochemistry; lead; lead geochemistry; manganese geochemistry; molybdenum; nickel; nickel geochemistry; silver; silver geochemistry; tantalum; tin; tungsten; vanadium; zinc geochemistry; bedrock geology; lithology; greenstone belts; volcanic rocks; Archean; Beaulieu River Greenstone Belt; Cameron River Greenstone Belt; Indin Lake Greenstone Belt; Yellowknife Group; Yellowknife Greenstone Belt; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationstables; index maps
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
Natural Resources Canada library - Vancouver (Earth Sciences)
Natural Resources Canada library - Calgary (Earth Sciences)
LinksCanadian Database of Geochemical Surveys, downloadable files
LinksBanque de données de levés géochimiques du Canada, fichiers téléchargeables
Released1973 01 01; 2017 01 27
AbstractDuring the 1972 field season, a lake bottom sediment geochemical survey was conducted on behalf of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development over some of the Archaean greenstone belts within the Mackenzie Mining District of the Northwest Territories. Approximately 1000 sites were sampled in total in the Indin Lake, Yellowknife and Cameron River - Beaulieu River areas at a density of about one site per square mile over those parts underlain by volcanic rocks.
The minus 250 mesh fraction of each sample was spectrographically analysed for the following eight elements: copper, lead, zinc, silver, nickel, cobalt, manganese and iron and it is proposed that analyses of arsenic and antimony will be performed in the near future.
This report is primarily concerned with a description of the techniques and procedures developed for the carrying out of such a survey and the presentation of the data collected. Although certain conclusions are drawn and recommendations made, the main objective here is to allow the reader to make his own assessment of the raw data.