Special Report 071

Special Report 071

SPE 071

Preliminary Release of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Kimberlite Indicator Mineral Electron Microprobe Data from Silts, Heavy Mineral Concentrates and Waters from a National Geochemical Reconnaissance Stream Sediment and Water Survey

A regional stream sediment and water geochemical survey was undertaken in the northern part of the northern Buffalo Head Hills in 2003. The 2003 data are part of an ongoing survey of the Buffalo Head Hills area initiated in 2001. This National Geochemical Reconnaissance (NGR) project is aligned with Alberta�s plan for a multi-year, multi-disciplinary study in the northern part of the province.

Analytical and statistical data are published for 48 elements in stream sediments, 50 elements in heavy mineral concentrates, and up to 58 variables in waters from 95 sites collected in 2003. The Geological Survey of Canada, under the Targeted Geoscience Initiative II (TGI II) and Northern Resources Development Program, and the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board/Alberta Geological Survey (EUB/AGS), funded the 2003 survey.

Analytical results and field observations contribute to building a national geochemical database for resource assessment, mineral exploration, geological mapping, and environmental studies. Sample collection, preparation procedures and analytical methods are strictly specified and carefully monitored to ensure consistent and reliable results regardless of the area, the year of collection or the analytical laboratory undertaking the analyses.

The zip file contains the dataset.

McCurdy, M.W., Prior, G.J., Friske, P.W.B., McNeil, R.J., Weiss, J.A. and Day, S.J.A. (2005): Preliminary release of geochemical, mineralogical and kimberlite indicator mineral electron microprobe data from silts, heavy mineral concentrates and waters from a National Geochemical Reconnaissance stream sediment and water survey in the northern Buffalo Head Hills area, northern Alberta; Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, EUB/AGS Special Report 71, 11 p.