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Geoscience events

 

Mineral Exploration Roundup
January 23-26, 2017
Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver, B.C.
http://roundup.amebc.ca/ 

Smithers Rock Talk 2017
February 15-17, 2017
Smithers, B.C.
http://www.smithersexplorationgroup.com/events/rock-talk

PDAC 2017
March 5-8 2017
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.pdac.ca/convention

KEG 2017
April 4-5, 2017
Kamloops, BC
http://www.keg.bc.ca/conference

Minerals North 2017
April 25-27, 2017
Prince George, BC
http://mineralsnorth.ca/conference/

Resources for Future Generations
June 16-21, 2018
Vancouver, BC

Call for sessions closes May 1, 2017

Call for field trips and short courses opens February 28, 2017; closes August 15, 2017

Call for abstracts opens July 1, 2017, closes January 15, 2018

Registration opens October 1, 2017

 

 

 

  http://rfg2018.org/

 

 

 

  

 

BC Geological Survey Announcements 

Archived release notifications for 2016, 2015, 20142013, 2012201120102009, 2008, 2007-2005

 
March 3, 2017
Geological Survey at the 2017 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Meeting (PDAC), March 5-8.
 

Please join British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, Deputy Minister Elaine McKnight, Assistant Deputy Minister Peter Robb, and staff of the British Columbia Geological Survey at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

 

Tuesday March 7, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines Booth (631, South Trade Floor)
The Minister and Survey staff will be available to discuss exploration and mining opportunities. Refreshments provided by the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME).

 

Ernst & Young LLP will be releasing the British Columbia Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey 2016, produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Association for Mineral Exploration.

 

Sunday, March 5: 10:00 - 5:00
Monday, March 6: 10:00 - 5:00
Tuesday, March 7: 10:00 - 5:00
Wednesday, March 8: 9:00 - 12:00

Visit our booth to talk with Survey staff, pick up copies of our latest publications, and see the new MapPlace 2 in action. 


February 8, 2017

The following  posters, which were presented at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2017), are now available for download.
 

GeoFile 2017-2
Apatite compositions as a proxy for the oxidation states of porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposits

A.S. Rukhlov, S.M. Rowins, M. Mao, L.A. Coogan, and J. Spence

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-2.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-3
Up to speed on MapPlace 2

Y. Cui, S. Zhao, L. Jones, G. Fortin, and S. Meredith-Jones

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-3.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-4
The Mount Hickman ultramafic complex, northwestern British Columbia: An Fe-rich Alaskan-type intrusion

D. Milidragovic, A. Zagorevski, A., and J. Chapman

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-4.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-5
New till geochemical targets for potential porphyry Cu±Mo±Au mineralization in the Pendleton Bay area

A. Bustard, T. Ferbey, and V.M. Levson

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-5.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-6
New British Columbia lithogeochemical database: Development and preliminary data release

T. Han, A.S. Rukhlov, M. Nazri, and A. Moy

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-6.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-7
Geological setting of the Rock Canyon Creek REE-Fluorite deposit, BC, Canada

C. Green, G.J. Simandl, S. Paradis, F. Katay, M. Hoshino, Y. Kon, S. Kodama, and C. Graf

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-7.aspx

 

GeoFile 2017-8
Mineralogy of the Rock Canyon Creek REE-fluorite deposit, British Columbia, Canada

M. Hoshino, Y. Kon, S. Kodama, G.J. Simandl, C. Namatame, I. Matsunaga, and T. Takagi

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2017-8.aspx

 


 

January 18, 2017

At 9:00 am, Monday January 23, the British Columbia Geological Survey will release four annual publications.

Click images to go to webpages. Please note: the links will not function until the specified hour of release.


Geological Fieldwork 2016: A Summary of Field Activities and Current Research
British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2017-01


 

 


Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2016
British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2017-1

Information Circular 2017-1 presents the provincial overview and region-by-region summaries in a single volume.



 

 

 


British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2016
British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2017-2

 

 


Selected exploration projects and operating mines in British Columbia, 2016

British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-1
Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., and Northcote, B.

 


 



 


British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2016
British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2017-2

 

 


Selected exploration projects and operating mines in British Columbia, 2016

British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-1
Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., and Northcote, B.

 


British Columbia Geological Survey publications are available online at
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/mining/geoscience/publicationscatalogue/

For further information:
email:
Geological.Survey@gov.bc.ca
Tel: 250-952-0372    Fax: 250-952-0381

British Columbia Geological Survey
British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division
January 18, 2017

 


January 16, 2017

 

 

Issue 2017-1

 

 

 

Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017

British Columbia Geological Survey geoscientists will be presenting the results of ongoing programs at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2017) sponsored by the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) at the Vancouver Convention Centre-Canada Place, January 23-26.

 

MapPlace 2 Beta Short Course

Saturday January 21, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

MapPlace 2 is a web service created by the British Columbia Geological Survey that can be used to efficiently mine multiple provincial geoscience databases. In contrast to other web map services, MapPlace 2 goes beyond simply displaying information. Databases are continuously updated and talk to each other, enabling users to conduct queries and generate custom results by connecting to current data from many sources. Relative to the original version, MapPlace 2 can be used on either a Mac or a PC, requires no plug-ins, and works in most web browsers, has a simpler, more intuitive interface that is easy to use, accesses third-party base maps and imagery from sources such as Google, Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap, and displays province-level data at exceptional speeds.
 
Designed for anyone interested in British Columbia geoscience, this workshop focuses on what MapPlace 2 can do for you. Through demonstrations and scenario-based exercises, participants will learn how to use basic MapPlace 2 functions and explore some of its more advanced features. We start with an overview of the interface, a review how the basic tools function, and descriptions of dataset organization and custom applications. We then conduct simple searches, downloading data and creating custom maps, and follow with more advanced tasks. Ultimately, participants will learn how MapPlace 2 can help guide exploration and investment decisions by saving time and effort gathering and analyzing geoscience data.
 
Attendees will be required to bring a laptop to participate in the course. An external mouse is strongly recommended. Registration required.

 

 

Passport to Explore Floor

East Meeting Level (second floor)
Monday January 23 - Thursday January 26: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Wednesday); 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Thursday)


The Passport to Explore Floor hosts provincial, territorial, and state geological surveys. These rooms provide dedicated spaces for delegates to meet and discuss exploration activities and opportunities in specific jurisdictions. The floor will host the New Geoscience technical session on Monday afternoon and the Passport to Explore technical session on Tuesday morning.

 

 

BC Pavilion

East Meeting Level Rooms 19 and 20 (second floor)
Monday January 23 - Thursday January 26: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday - Wednesday); 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Thursday)


The BC Pavilion is a one-stop venue for delegates to discuss the business of mineral exploration with government representatives from the BC Geological Survey, Mineral Titles, Health, Safety and Permitting, FrontCounter BC, and DataBC. The BC Pavilion hosts a map table and the ‘Publications Corner’, the place to get copies of the BCGS’s latest publications. Demonstrations of MapPlace 2, a new web service that allows users to efficiently mine multiple geoscience databases, will be held throughout Roundup. On Wednesday morning, presentations on exploration and mining projects across BC will be given by MEM Regional Geologists and staff.

 

New Geoscience Session

East Meeting Level Rooms 1-3 (second floor)
Monday January 23; 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


The New Geoscience Session (formerly Public Geoscience Technical Session) will feature technical talks by government and university geoscientists that consider advances and applied research in the Cordillera.
 

Gold in the Cordillera
2:00 PM – Dr. Murray Allan (Mineral Deposit Research Unit) - Ore controls, Opportunities, and Outstanding problems: Mesozoic Orogenic Gold Systems of British Columbia and Yukon
2:20 PM – Luke Ootes (British Columbia Geological Survey) - Testing the relationships between faults, magmatism, and gold mineralization
2:40 PM – Jeff Bond (Yukon Geological Survey) - Placer gold in glaciated settings: new insights from the Mayo District, Yukon
3:00 PM – Dr. Christopher Lawley (Geological Survey of Canada) - The compositional evolution of the continental crust and its metals
 
Mapping and Metallogeny
3:40 PM – JoAnne Nelson (British Columbia Geological Survey) - Reinventing the Golden Triangle one map at a time
4:00 PM – Dr. Patrick Sack (Yukon Geological Survey) - Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic magmatism in the Intermontane terranes of Yukon
4:20 PM – Dr. Bram van Straaten (British Columbia Geological Survey) - Syncollisional Middle Jurassic volcanism and porphyry-style alteration in Stikinia: a new metallogenic epoch in northwestern British Columbia?
4:40 PM – Dr. Alex Zagorevski (Geological Survey of Canada) - Terrane boundaries and terrane boundary displacements: implications for metallogeny of Stikinia and Cache Creek terranes in NW British Columbia and Yukon

 

Passport to Explore Reception

East Meeting Level Rooms 1-3 (second floor)
Monday January 23; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


The Passport to Explore Reception follows the New Geoscience Technical Session. The reception will give delegates the opportunity to meet with representatives from various mining jurisdictions and learn about opportunities for investment and exploration.

 

Passport to Explore Session
East Meeting Level Rooms 1-3 (second floor)
Tuesday January 24; 8:40 AM – 11:00 AM


The Passport to Explore Session includes speakers from Canadian provincial and territorial geological agencies and US state geological surveys. Talks include highlights of survey activities and new initiatives aimed at attracting investment in mineral exploration.


8:40 AM – Dr. Mike Ressel (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology) - A perspective on the tops and bottoms of Eocene hydrothermal systems in Nevada: More than just Carlin-type deposits
9:00 AM – Dr. Phil Hill (Geological Survey of Canada) - Rocks are us – 175 years of the Geological Survey of Canada
9:20 AM – Dr. Stephen Rowins (British Columbia Geological Survey) - New exploration tools for the Canadian Cordillera: indicator minerals, geochemical methods and database interrogation
9:40 AM – Dr. Carolyn Relf (Yukon Geological Survey) - Twenty five years young: Yukon’s evolving geological survey
10:00 AM – Dr. Scott Anderson (Manitoba Geological Survey) - Exploration supportive geoscience programming of the Manitoba Geological Survey
10:20 AM – Mark Smyk (Ontario Geological Survey) -Explore Ontario with us
10:40 AM – Dr. Geoffrey Baldwin (Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources) - New initiatives in resource evaluation in Nova Scotia

 

Poster Session
Exhibit Hall
Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Monday – Wednesday); 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Thursday)


The Poster Session will display more than 100 posters highlighting research by the BC Geological Survey, Yukon Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience BC, academics, students, and industry geoscientists. Posters will be on display for all four days of Roundup 2017, and will include the results from geological mapping, geophysical and geochemical surveys, and research about the origins of deposits in the Cordillera, other parts of Canada, and the rest of the world. Authors will be on hand during the Poster Session Reception on Tuesday January 24, from 1-4 PM.

Angen, J., Nelson, J., Rahimi, M., and Hart, C.J.R. Improved structural framework for the Skeena arch (west-central British Columbia)
 
Arnold, H., Hickin, A.S., and Ferbey, T. Using derived-stereo imagery to map macro-scale ice-flow features
 
Bustard, A., Ferbey, T., and Levson, V.M. Till geochemistry of the Pendleton Bay map area (NTS 93K/12), British Columbia
 
Cui, Y., Miller, S., and Diakow, L. British Columbia Digital Geology: Progress in data integration
 
Cui, Y., Zhao, S., Jones, L., Fortin, G., and Meredith-Jones, S. Up to speed on MapPlace 2
 
Gibson, R., and van Straaten, B.I. Syncollisional Middle Jurassic volcanism and porphyry-style alteration in Stikinia: A new metallogenic epoch in northwestern British Columbia?
 
Green, C., Simandl, G.J., Paradis, S., Katay, F., Hoshino, M., Kon, Y., Kodama, S., and Graf, C. Geological Setting of the Rock Canyon Creek REE-Fluorite Deposit, BC, Canada
 
Han, T., Rukhlov, A. S., Naziri, M., and Moy, A. New British Columbia lithogeochemical database: Development and preliminary data release
 
Hoshino, M., Kon, Y., Kodama, S., Simandl G.J., Namatame, C., Matsunaga, I., and Takagi, T. Mineralogy of the Rock Canyon Creek REE-fluorite deposit, British Columbia, Canada
 
Mihalynuk, M.G., Milidragovic, D., Zagorevski, A., Tsekhmistrentko, M., and Joyce, N. Turtle Lake area geology, NTS 104M/15, northwest British Columbia
 
Milidragovic, D., Zagorevski, A., and Chapman, J. The Mount Hickman ultramafic complex, northwestern British Columbia: An Fe-rich Alaskan-type intrusion
 
Miller, D.R., Rowins, S.M., and Cui, Y. A depth-to-bedrock 3D model pilot project for Ootsa Lake, central BC: An aid to mineral exploration
 
Nelson, J. What’s up down there? Opening the door to Stikinia’s basement
 
Nixon, G.T., Scheel, J.E., Friedman, R.M., Wall, C.J., Gabites, J., and Scoates, J.S. Geochronology of the Turnagain Alaskan-type intrusion and implications for Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization
 
Rukhlov, A.S., Rowins, S.M., Mao, M., Coogan, L.A., and Spence, J. Apatite compositions as a proxy for the oxidation states of porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposits
 
Schiarizza, P. Continuing stratigraphic studies in the Nicola Group: Stump Lake - Salmon River area, south-central British Columbia
 
Zagorevski, A., Mihalynuk, M.G., Joyce, N., McGoldrick, S., Bedard, J.H., Canil, D., and A-S. Corriveau, A-S. Geological relationships in ophiolitic rocks of the northern Cache Creek terrane: GEM 2 Cordillera
 
Zagorevski, A., Mihalynuk, M.G., Joyce, N., Friedman, R., and Milidragovic, D. Late Triassic calc-alkaline magmatism in northern Stikinia: GEM 2 Cordillera

 

 

Recognition

JoAnne Nelson

 

The British Columbia Geological Survey is extremely proud that JoAnne Nelson, a 30-year veteran with the Survey, is the recipient of a Special Tribute from AME in recognition of her distinguished career in geoscience work focused on the tectonics, structural geology, and metallogeny of the Northern Cordillera spanning British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska. JoAnne will receive the Special Tribute at the AME Awards Celebration of Excellence Gala on January 25, during the Roundup 2017 conference.

Service

Laura de Groot

Laura de Groot, ARIS/MINFILE Database Manager, will be retiring after 35 years with the Provincial Government, 31 of which were with the British Columbia Geological Survey. Laura joined the Resource Information Section in 1984 as an administrative assistant, following four years in the Mineral Titles Branch. One year later Laura became the Assessment Report Clerk. As systems become more automated, Laura’s position evolved to database management, and Laura played an important role in computerizing the MINFILE and ARIS Systems. The British Columbia Geological Survey thanks Laura for her years of dedicated service and wishes her the best in retirement.

 

 


 


  
 


 

 

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