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TitleField survey plan and strategy of snow sampling for ecosystem cycling of metals near gold and diamond deposits of the Slave Geological Province, Northwest Territories: Implications for the release, cycling, and monitoring of potential contaminant metallic elements in a changing environment
AuthorZheng, J; Zdanowicz, C; Outridge, P; Falck, H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7484, 2015, 20 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS76D; 85I; 85P
AreaTibbitt Lake; Contwoyto Lake
Lat/Long WENS-114.0000 -109.0000 65.0000 62.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; terrain sensitivity; field work; snow; ecosystems; metals; heavy metals contamination; terrain analysis; terrain types; mercury; equipment standards; Cenozoic
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience, environmental impacts and adaptation in the northern environment
Released2015 01 16
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This open file describes the field snow sampling under the project 'Ecosystem cycling of metals near gold and diamond deposits of the Slave Geological Province, NWT' under the program 'Environmental Geoscience Program', including field trip preparation, equipment needed, field sampling methodology, sample handling on site and sample analysis in the base laboratories. This report aims to facilitate future snow sampling in northern Canada. The sampling area covers the southern portion of the Winter Road between Yellowknife and Diavik mining camp. Sampling sites are shown in the map of The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road. This field trip started on 9th of March and was completed on 25th of March, 2012. Sample analysis was carried out after the field trip in several laboratories within Canada, including the Centre for Earth Observation Science, Department of Environment & Geography, University of Manitoba, the Department of Chemistry, Trent University and The glaciology chemistry laboratory, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural resources Canada.