Geochemical Analysis of Bulk Stream Sediment and Water Samples over Northern Nova Scotia

DP ME 135, Version 2, 2006. Geochemical Analyses of Bulk Stream Sediment and Water Samples by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources over Northern Nova Scotia, 1986-1987


A regional stream sediment and water survey was carried out on northern mainland Nova Scotia and on Cape Breton Island between 1986-1987 with funding from the Geological Survey of Canada through the 1984-89 Canada - Nova Scotia mineral Development Agreement. Approximately 3300 stream sediment samples, including duplicates, were analyzed for: Ag, As, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Eu, Fe, Hf, Ir, La, Lu, Mo, Na, Sb, Sc, Se, Sm, Sn, Ta, Tb, Th, Ti, U, W, Yb, Zn, Au, Ba, Br, Cd, Ni, Rb, Tr and Zr in the coarse (-60 - +230) heavy mineral separate fraction, and Ag, Al, Au, Ba, Bi, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Na, Ni, Rb, V, Zn, and K in the fine (-230) fraction. Stream waters were analyzed for uranium and fluorine. This digital product consists of a compilation of the results of this survey. This data set was previously included as part of a compilation of geochemical surveys and released as DP ME 004 Version 1. This data set previously consisted of st867fb1, st867hb1, and stw867b1, which were later renamed to c135nccf, c135ncch and c135nccw. Further information about the survey and analysis can be found in the draft documents: survey_description.wpd, elements_cf.wb3, elements_ch.wb3, elements_cw.wb3 and fields_cw.wb3 that are supplied with the data set.


The DATA is provided to the USER on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, express or implied. The entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the DATA is with the USER and the USER shall use his/her own judgment in making use of the DATA or drawing conclusions based upon it. DNR shall not be liable to the USER, his/her clients, servants, agents, contractors, assigns, or to any other person for any loss or damage of any kind including personal injury or death arising from the use of the DATA or accompanying written materials, or from errors, deficiencies or faults therein, whether such damage is caused by negligence or otherwise. If errors or omissions are found in the DATA, the USER will notify DNR. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product.

Location Map

A Sample Image

A Sample Image

Format and Projection


ArcInfo Interchange Format (E00), DXF/DBF, ArcView 3.2a shape files (SHP) and TXT files compressed in self-extracting EXE/ZIP files (more information on data formats)


E00 - 1.1 MB (compressed), 4.4 MB (uncompressed)
DXF/DBF - 1.0 MB (compressed), 4.9 MB (uncompressed)
SHP - 1.2 MB (compressed), 4.1 MB (uncompressed)


The data is in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, Zone 20, Central Meridian 63° 00' West using the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83).

Downloading Instructions

The data files have been compressed using PKZIP into a single, self-extracting EXE file.

  1. Read the Licence before accepting the data.
  2. Download the self-extracting EXE file to the desired location on your hard drive.
  3. Double click or "RUN" the EXE file and the data files will be unzipped automatically.

The EXE file can also be opened in WinZip to view and extract the compressed files in the data set.

On UNIX platforms, the unzip command will extract the compressed files in the EXE.

All data sets are in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 20 projection using the NAD83 datum. A readme file and a copy of the licence agreement are also included with each data set.

Download Digital Data Set DP ME 135