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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review



NTS 104M - Skagway / BC RGS 37

The Skagway (NTS 104M) reconnaissance-scale stream sediment and water survey was completed in 1992 and the resulting field and analytical data were released in 1993. A total of 785 sediment and 773 water samples were collected from 741 sample sites.


Analytical Data 
Sediments Sediments
element method detection limit element method detection limit
Zinc AAS 2 ppm Antimony AAS-H 0.2ppm
Copper AAS 2 ppm Iron AAS 0.02%
Lead AAS 2 ppm Molybdenum AAS 1 ppm
Nickel AAS 2 ppm Vanadium AAS 5 ppm
Cobalt AAS 2 ppm Loss on Ignition GRAV 0.10%
Silver AAS 0.2 ppm
Manganese AAS 5 ppm Waters
Fluorine ION 40 ppm element method detection limit
Cadmium AAS 0.2 ppm pH GCE 0.1
Arsenic AAS-H 0.5 ppm Uranium LIF 0.05 ppb
Mercury AAS-F 10 ppb Fluoride ION 20 ppb
Bismuth AAS-H 0.2 ppm Sulphate TURB 1 ppm
INAA Data (thermal)
element detection limit element detection limit element detection limit
Gold 2 ppb Hafnium 1 ppm Scandium 0.1
Antimony 0.1 ppm Iron 0.0 Sodium 0.0
Arsenic 0.5 ppm Lanthanum 0. Tantalum 0.5 ppm
Barium 50 Lutetium 0. Terbium 0.5 ppm
Bromine 0.5 ppm Molybdenum 1 ppm Thorium 0.
Cerium 3 Nickel 10 ppm Tungsten 1
Cesium 1 Rubidium 1 Uranium 0.
Chromium 5 ppm Samarium 0. Ytterbium 0.
Cobalt 1  


The 1992 survey was managed and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR) as part of the Regional Geochemical Survey Program and is a contribution to the Corporate Resource Inventory Initiative (CRII).


P.F. Matysek and W. Jackaman coordinated the operational activities of contract and MEMPR staff. W. Jackaman monitored the field program and coordinated the production of the Open File.

Contracts were awarded to the following companies for sample collection, preparation and analysis.

COLLECTION:  McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd., Surrey, B.C.
PREPARATION:  Rossbacher Laboratories Ltd., Burnaby, B.C.
ANALYSIS: Barringer Laboratories Ltd., Calgary, Alta. (Sediments)
Activation Laboratories Ltd., Ancaster, Ont. (Sediments)
Chemex Laboratories Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C. (Waters)