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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Regional Lake Sediment and Water Geochemistry of the Northern Kechika Trough, British Columbia (NTS 94M/2,3,4,5,6,12; 104P/8,9,10,15,16)


BCMEMPR Open File 1997-15 / GSC Open File 3499


by S.J. Cook, W. Jackaman, P.W. Friske, S.J. Day, A.M. Coneys and F. Ferri


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Open File 1997-15 presents new analytical results for 44 different metals from a regional lake sediment and water geochemistry survey conducted over the northern part of the Kechika Trough in 1996. The survey, conducted jointly by the B.C. Geological Survey Branch and the Geological Survey of Canada, covers an area of approximately 5000 km2 over parts of eleven 1:50 000 map areas immediately south of the B.C.-Yukon border where exploration has been limited by extensive drift cover. Data for base metals, gold, precious metal pathfinders and rare earth elements from 445 sample sites are included in the release, and new exploration targets for prospective Sedex-style Zn-Pb deposits are highlighted. The report provides listings of field and analytical data, summary statistics, metal distribution maps, and sample location maps.  This release is also available as GSC Open File 3499.


The North Gataga Project is the final phase of a multi-year project of bedrock mapping and regional geochemical surveys in the Kechika Trough, where known sedimentary-exhalative type Zn-Pb-Ag deposits of the Gataga district include the Cirque, Akie and Driftpile Creek deposits.


See also Open File 1999-6.


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