The Manson River (NTS 93N) reconnaissance-scale stream sediment and water survey was completed in 1983 and the resulting field and analytical data were released in 1984. A total of 1123 sediment and 1120 water samples were collected from 1060 sample sites.
As part of the RGS Archive Program, 1049 archived sediment pulps were re-analyzed by epi-thermal INAA and this new data along with original survey results were re-published in 1998.
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 2009-11 is part of the QUEST-West project, which covers over 40,000 kilometers from Vanderhoof and Fort St. James to Terrace and Kitimat. Geoscience BC in partnership with the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako funded an infill drainage sediment and water survey in 2008 conducted in central British Columbia. This digital release includes results of the 2008 infill survey and parts of this package incorporate data from a number of previous lake and stream based surveys completed in the study area as well as the new reanalysis data that were released in January 2009 as part of the QUEST-West Project.
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.
As part of a Geoscience BC funded study (GBC 2010-3), a geochemical orientation survey was carried out over the blind Central Zone Cu-Au porphyry at Serengeti's Kwanika project in north-central BC in 2009. The objective of this study was to test various widely used partial and selective extractions in a challenging cover environment to determine which performs the best at detecting the mineralization. In addition, the study aims to provide the mining industry with guidance on the optimum combination of soil horizon and extraction method for detecting deeply buried mineralization in areas of thick glacial cover.
Geoscience BC Report 2010-8 is the second and final part of a Geoscience BC funded project (Project 2009-019) carried out by the author to test the effectiveness of a variety of commonly used chemical extractions at detecting mineralization through thick Quaternary glaciofluvial cover. The first part of the study was carried out at the Kwanika Central Zone and released as Geoscience BC Report 2010-03. This final report focuses on Terrane Metals Corp.'s Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project.