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TitleCurrent Research, Part A, Cordillera and Pacific Margin / Recherches En Cours, Partie A, Cordillère et Marge du Pacifique
AuthorGeological Survey of Canada
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 92-1A, 1992, 377 pages, (Open Access)
Lang.English; French
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication contains the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Yukon; Western offshore region; Northwest Territories
NTS76D; 82F; 82L; 82M; 82N; 86A; 92B; 92F; 92G; 92H; 92I; 92J; 92O; 93N; 93O; 94E; 94K; 94L; 103B; 103C; 103F; 103G; 103K; 103O; 103P; 104A; 104B; 104F; 104G; 104I; 104J; 104M; 105C; 105K; 105M; 106H; 114P; 115I
AreaHowe Sound; Pine Pass; Volcano Mountain; Strait Of Georgia; Winter Lake; Lac De Gras; Gayna River; Riske Creek; Alkali Lake; Churn Creek; Anvil Range; Taseko Lakes; Mount Lytton; Snowslide Ranges; Kinskuch Lake; Selkirk Mountains; Mayo; Canadian Cordillera; Kamloops; St.elias Mountains; Saanich Inlet; Coast Mountains; Ladner Mountain; Jackass Mountain; Lillooet; Teslin; Iskut River; Queen Charlotte Islands; Haida Gwaii; Canada; United States of America; Ussr
Lat/Long WENS-130.0000 -110.0000 80.0000 40.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; geochemistry; geochronology; paleontology; sedimentology; stratigraphy; tectonics; fossil fuels; geophysics; igneous and metamorphic petrology; mineralogy; surficial geology/geomorphology; structural geology; plutonic rocks; volcanic rocks; igneous rocks; metamorphic rocks; sedimentary rocks; stratigraphic correlations; radiometric dates; depositional environment; lithology; analyses; geochemical analyses; faults; folds; shear zones; structural trends; structural features; tectonic elements; tectonic interpretations; landforms; deformation; metamorphism; hydrocarbons; fossil assemblages; fossil distribution; biostratigraphy; fossils; petrographic analyses; mineralization; glaciation; glacial deposits; isotopes; Cordilleran Orogen; Georgia Basin; Slave Province; Omineca Belt; Nelson Batholith; Bowser Basin; Lardeau Group; Yukon-tanana Terrane; Peninsula Formation; Coast Belt; Cenozoic; Mesozoic; Paleozoic; Quaternary; Tertiary; Cretaceous; Jurassic; Triassic; Permian; Carboniferous; Devonian; Cambrian
IllustrationsConcordia diagrams; tables; photomicrographs; stratigraphic columns; cross-sections; photographs; sketch maps; stereonets
Released1992 02 01; 2014 01 15
AbstractA reconnaissance geochemical survey was conducted in H owe Sound to identify sources and dispersion of natural and anthropogenic inorganic constituents. Waters /rom creeks draining into the Sound, near-shore bottom sediments, and seaweed (rockweed, Fucus gardneri) were collected. A more detailed study focused on the drainage around the abandoned Britannia Cu mine. Ali sample media contain anomalous levels of Cu and Zn in the vicinity of the Britannia mine site. Rockweed was not found on shores within 3 km of Britannia Beach, presumably due ta metal poisoning. Concentrations of 44 ppm Cu and 26 ppm Zn in waters emanating from the mine portals at Britannia are reduced significantly to about 300 ppb at the mouth of Britannia Creek by dilution and co-precipitation with amorphous F e-oxides. With the exception of Britannia, creeks flowing into H owe Sound contain low concentrations of the elements (e.g., As, Ni, Pb) determined.