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TitleChemostratigrphy of a Champlain Sea Basin aquitard: application of a portable XRF analyzer
AuthorKnight, R; Crowe, H; Medioli, B; Russell, H
SourceGeohydro 2011, proceedings of the joint meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists; 2011 p. 1-6
LinksOnline - En ligne (Full program/Programme complet, PDF 150 MB)
Year2011
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130069
MeetingGeohydro 2011, joint meeting of the Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists; Quebec City; CA; August 28-31, 2011
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
File formatpdf
ProvinceOntario
NTS31F/08
AreaKinburn
Lat/Long WENS -76.5000 -76.0000 45.5000 45.2500
Subjectshydrogeology; geochemistry; geophysics; groundwater; groundwater geochemistry; groundwater resources; x-ray fluorescence; x-ray fluorescence analyses; lithofacies; geophysical logging; mass spectrometer analysis; Champlain Sea; chemostratigraphy
Illustrationslocation maps; stratigraphic columns
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
AbstractPortable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analyses provide an efficient, cost-effective, and non-destructive method to measure elemental concentrations in sediment samples. The technology can be used in the field, on low moisture-content samples, to measure abundances of elements from Mg up to U. This study assesses the validity of using a portable NITON XL3t GOLDD hand-held XRF analyzer, in Soil Mode, to define the chemostratigraphy of a 96 metre borehole, through late Pleistocene Champlain Sea sediments, near Ottawa, Ontario. Results are compared with the geological, geophysical, and grain size data and reveal a strong correlation between all datasets.
GEOSCAN ID292628