Till sampling and analytical protocols for GEM projects: M183-2/6850-1E-PDF

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"From 2008 to 2013, the Canadian government is investing in a major initiative termed Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals. The objectives of this program are to stimulate economic development in northern Canada and to diversify the economy of northern communities by providing new geoscientific data on energy and mineral potential. These objectives have led to the implementation of numerous projects by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), conducted in collaboration with territorial and provincial geological surveys as well as students enrolled in graduate programs. Several of these projects involve a surficial geology component and the sampling of till. As a first step towards the development of consistent methodologies for the GSC’s GEM projects that include till sampling activities, a working group of Quaternary scientists from the Northern Canada Division has prepared this protocol manual. The purpose of the protocols presented in this manual is not to restrict development of or experimentation with new methodologies but rather to ensure that projects use common methods for sample collection, preparation and analysis as a minimum. These protocols will ultimately allow comparison of data sets separated by large distances and gathered through the course of different projects. Hopefully, the protocols presented herein will be adopted in future programs with objectives similar to GEM. However, adaptation and modification of these protocols will be required as technological developments continue and new ideas and concepts are put forward”--Introd., p. 1, 2.

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Title Till sampling and analytical protocols for GEM projects
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Series Title Geological Survey of Canada, open file ;
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Date 2017.
Number of Pages 75 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • M183-2/6850-1E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 300281
Edition Rev. ed.
Subject Terms Geomorphology, Surficial geology, Methodology