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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review



NTS 93H - McBride


/ RGS 14 / GSC OF 1215 / GBC 2008-3GBC 2008-5 / GBC 2009-14 / GBC 2013-8

The McBride (NTS 93H) reconnaissance-scale stream sediment and water survey was completed in 1984 and 1985 and the resulting field and analytical data were released in 1986. A total of 1185 sediment and 1159 water samples were collected from 1119 sample sites.


Geoscience BC Report 2008-3 is a digital release that reports on geochemical results from a reanalysis of almost 5,000 archived stream and lake sediment samples collected in the region over 10 years ago.


Geoscience BC Report 2008-5 is part of the QUEST project, which was funded by Geoscience BC in partnership with the Northern Development Initiative Trust, and covers a 46,000 square kilometre area extending from Williams Lake to north west of Mackenzie. This digital release includes results of the 2007 in-fill lake sediment and water survey as well as original data and new inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) results from a 1995 survey previously conducted in the adjacent Stuart Lake area.


Geoscience BC Report 2009-14 is an investigation using SiroSOM for the Analysis of QUEST Stream-Sediment and Lake-Sediment Geochemical Data on all NTS sheets for 93 and 94 A, B, C and D. 


Geoscience BC Report 2013-8 map shows ice flow patterns for NTS 093G, H (west) and J, and detailed ice flow history for parts of NTS 093J (near Prince George, BC).  The report also contains a regional ice flow model for the northern Interior Plateau region.  Constructed from previous mapping and recent field studies, the report is intended as an aid to mineral exploration in central BC. The report consists of one PDF sheet, and the ESRI ArcGIS shapefiles of striations, regional ice flow and detailed ice flow data.

Analytical Data
Sediments Sediments
element method detection limit element method detection limit
Zinc AAS 2 ppm Iron AAS 0.02%
Copper AAS 2 ppm Molybdenum AAS 1 ppm
Lead AAS 2 ppm Vanadium AAS 5 ppm
Nickel AAS 2 ppm Tungsten COLOR 2 ppm
Cobalt AAS 2 ppm Uranium NADNC 0.5 ppm
Silver AAS 0.2 ppm Loss on Ignition GRAV 0.10%
Manganese AAS 5 ppm
Arsenic AAS-H 0.5 Waters
Mercury AAS-F 10 ppb element method detection limit
Cadmium AAS 0.2 ppm pH GCE 0.1
Antimony AAS 0.2 ppm Uranium LIF 0.05 ppb
Barium AAS 40 ppm Fluoride ION 20 ppb


The 1984 survey was undertaken by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEMPR) and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).  The 1985 survey was funded by the Canada-British Columbia Mineral Development Agreement.


E.H.W. Hornbrook and P.W.B. Friske directed and coordinated GSC activities (1984/85). W.M. Johnson directed the MEMPR activities (1984/85). Contracts were let to the following companies for sample collection, preparation and analysis and were managed by staff of the GSC and MEMPR.


COLLECTION:  McElhanney Engineering Services Limited, Vancouver, B.C. (1984/85)
H.R. Schmitt (GSC) and A. Boronowski (MEMPR)
PREPARATION:  Golder Associates, Ottawa, Ont. (1984)
Kamloops Research and Assay Laboratories, (1985)
J.J. Lynch (GSC 1984) and W.M. Johnson (MEMPR 1985)
ANALYSIS: Barringer Magenta Ltd., Rexdale, Ont. (Sediments, 1984)
Barringer Magenta Ltd., Calagary, Alb. (Waters, 1984)
Bondar Clegg Ltd., N. Vancouver, B.C. (Sediments, 1985)
Chemex Labs Limited, Vancouver, B.C. (Waters, 1985)
J.J. Lynch (GSC 1984) and W.M. Johnson (MEMPR 1985)