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Details: Links to related publications for recent and archived geophysical surveys are posted in the table below.  They include: the 2006 Bonaparte Lake and Jennings River surveys; 10 surveys in 2004-2005, which are shown on the 2005 Geophysical Surveys Map; 2002-2004 Mount Sylvester, Fran Property, Tisdall Lake, Horsefly, Quesnel, Toodoggone and Atlin surveys; and 11 archived surveys: Mount Milligan, Inzana-Salmon Lakes, Fish Lake, Endako, Clisbako River, Iron Mask, Interior Plateau (Williams Lake), East Kootenay (Southeast B.C.), Findlay River, Cassiar Mountains, Wolf-Capoose Lake, and Cranbrook Area.  Surveys added May 25, 2007: 1999 Findlay River Aeromagnetic Survey, 1997 Cassiar Mountains Aeromagnetic Survey, 1997 Wolf-Capoose Lake Aeromagnetic and Multispectral Survey, and 1995 Cranbrook Area Aeromagnetic Survey.  Provincial gravity data, including Bouguer, Free-air, and Isostatic Residual anomaly layers, are included on the maps.  QUEST-Northwest Surveys added July 2, 2013:  (Report 2012-02 (Block 1 - between Dease Lake and Iskut), Report 2012-03 (Block 2 - near Telegraph Creek) and Report 2013-03 (Block 3 - near Iskut).

 

Geophysical data on this site is sourced from Natural Resources Canada. Geological Survey of Canada publication information and downloads can be located at GEOSCAN.  Visit Geoscience Data Repository for Geophysical Data to download aeromagnetic, geochemical, gravity and radioactivity data.   

 

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Geophysical Survey Area

Survey Year

NTS
Scale
Publication & Links

QUEST-Northwest
Aeromagnetic Surveys



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2012-13

Block 1 - 104G, H, I, J

 

Block 2 - 104 G, H

 

Block 3 - 104F, G, J


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Aeroquest Airborne conducted a helicopter-borne magnetic survey on Block 1; and Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. conducted helicopter-borne magnetic surveys on Blocks 2 and 3 of the QUEST-Northwest project area for Geoscience BC (GBC)
in the QUEST Northwest area of British Columbia. 

Block 1between the communities of Dease Lake and Iskut, BC in the summer and fall of 2011. This airborne magnetic survey was flown by Aeroquest Airborne with a line spacing of 250 m, and the total survey coverage is 27,012 line-km.

Block 2: near the community of Telegraph Creek, BC in the summer and fall of 2011. This airborne magnetic survey was flown by Geo Data Solutions with a line spacing of 250 m, and the total survey coverage is 11,345 line-km.

Block 3located near the community of Iskut, BC in July and August of 2012. This high-definition heliborne survey was flown by Geo Data Solutions with a line spacing of 250 m, and the total survey coverage is 5746 line-km.  The report also includes 200 line-km of airborne magnetic data purchased from New Chris Minerals Ltd.  This dataset was collected in late 2011 and early 2012 at a 100 m line-spacing, and lies in the centre of the Block 3 area.

 

QUEST-South Airborne Gravity Survey Map


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2010 082E, 082L, 092H, 092I, 092O, 092P, 093A, 093B 

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Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL) conducted a high-definition airborne gravity survey for Geoscience BC (GBC) in the QUEST South area of British Columbia.  The survey was flown from September 1 to November 1, 2009.  The survey block is situated in the southwestern part of British Columbia and consists of an irregular polygon, with a maximum length of 352 km and a maximum width of 171 km.  The survey was flown using SGL's airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter).

QUEST-West Airborne Gravity Survey Map


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2008 93M, 093N, 103L, 093L, 093K, 093E, 093F, 093G, 093J

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Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL) conducted a high-definition airborne gravity survey for Geoscience BC (GBC) from May to July, 2008.The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter). The survey covered an area of over 40,000 square kilometres, and includes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Topley, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers and Kitimat. 

QUEST Airborne Gravity Survey Map


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2008 94D, 94C, 93N, 93O, 93K, 93J, 93G, 93H, 93B, 93A

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Sander Geophysics Limited (SGL) conducted a high-definition airborne gravity survey for Geoscience British Columbia Society (GBC) from December 2007 to March 28, 2008. The block covered much of the Quesnellia Area of British Columbia. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter). Geoscience BC Report 2008-8

Llewellyn area maps 


 

2017

104M/01-02

104M/06-11;

104M/14-16

 

Aeromagnetic survey of the Llewellyn area, NTS 104M/08 and parts of 104M/01,02,06,07

BCGS Geoscience Map 2017-02

 

Aeromagnetic survey of the Llewellyn area, NTS 104M/09,10,15,16 and parts of 104M/11,14

BCGS Geoscience Map 2017-04

Kootenay Arc  2010

082F/03;

082F/04;

082F/05;

082F/06

Airborne geophysical survey, Kootenay Arc, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files 6194-6205

Bonaparte Lake Map


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2006 92P, 93A

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Geoscience Data Repository for Geophysical Data
Miles, W.F., Shives, R.B.K., Carson, J., Buckle, J., Dumont, R. and Coyle, M: Airborne Gamma-Ray Spectrometric and Magnetic Surveys over the Bonaparte Lake Area (NTS 092P), South-Central British Columbia; in Geological Fieldwork 2006, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Paper 2007-1 and Geoscience BC Report 2007-1, pp. 373-374.

Jennings River Map


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2006 104O/01 - 104O/16

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Dumont, R., Potvin, J. and Kiss, F. (2007): Residual total magnetic field, Jennings River Aeromagnetic Survey (NTS 104O/1-16), BC; Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files 5351-5366 and Geoscience BC Maps 2007-1-01 to 2007-1-16, scale 1:50,000, 16 maps
Dumont, R., Potvin, J. and Kiss, F. (2007): First vertical derivative of the magnetic field, Jennings River Aeromagnetic Survey (NTS 104O/1-16), BC; Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files 5367-5382 and Geoscience BC Maps 2007-2-01 to 2007-2-16, scale 1:50,000, 16 maps
Miles, W.F., Dumont, R. and Lowe, C. (2007): Aeromagnetic Survey over the Jennings River Map Area (NTS 104O), Northern BC; in Geological Fieldwork 2006, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Paper 2007-1 and Geoscience BC Report 2007-1, pp. 373-374.

Mount Milligan Map


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2004, 1995, 1991 93J/13W; 93K/15E; 93K/16; 93N/01; 93N/02E; 93N/08; 93O/04W; 93N/05 1991 Mount Milligan survey and 1995 Inzana-Salmon Lake survey BCMEM Open File 2005-9
2004 Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Mount Sylvester Area, British Columbia, BCMEM Open File 2005-14
2004 Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Fran Property Area, British Columbia, BCMEM Open File 2005-15
1995 Airborne geophysical survey, Inzana-Salmon lakes area, Quesnel Trough, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2801; 13 maps
1991 Airborne Geophysical Survey of the Mount Milligan area British Columbia, Shives, R B K, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2535; 131 pages, 12 maps.
Quesnel Map
Quesnel Geophysics Map
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2004
2003
1995
and
1993
92P/14NE; 92P/14NW; 92P/15NW; 92P/15NE; 93A/02; 93A/03; 93A/05SE; 93A/05NE; 93A/06; 93A/07SW; 93A/011SW; 93A/12 Geophysical series - NTS 93A, 92P - Quesnel Lake, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5295, 2006; 10 sheets, scale 1:250 000. Free Download from GEOSCAN.  This publication was compiled using survey data acquired between 1991 and 2005.  See individual surveys listed below.
2004 Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Tisdall Area, British Columbia, BCMEM Open File 2005-16
1993 Quesnel and 2003 Horsefly surveys, BCMEM Open File 2004-9
2003 Imperial Metals Corp. Mount Polley survey, BCMEM Open File 2004-10
Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Horsefly area, British Columbia - parts of 93A/3,5,6,11, Shives, R B K; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Ford, K L; Holman, P B; Cathro, M; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4618.
Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Imperial Metal's Mount Polley mine area, British Columbia - part of 93A/12, Shives, R B K; Carson, J M; Dumont R; Ford, K L; Holman, P B; Cathro, M; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4620.
Airborne geophysical survey, Mount Polley area, B.C., 1995, Shives, R B K; Holman, P B; Rebolledo, L; Hetu R J; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2802; 13 maps.
Toodoggone Map
Toodoggone Geophysics Map
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2003 94D/15NW; 94E/02; 94E/03N; 94E/06; 94E/07S; 94E/07NW; 94E/10SW; 94E/11S BCMEM Open File 2004-8
Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Toodoggone River area, British Columbia, Shives, RBK; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Ford, K L; Holman, P B; Diakow, L; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4614.
Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Toodoggone River area, British Columbia - parts of 94E/10, Shives, RBK; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Ford, K L; Holman, P B; Diakow, L; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4606; 10 maps.
Helicopter-borne gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic total field geophysical survey, Toodoggone River area, British Columbia - parts of 94E/7, Shives, RBK; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Ford, K L; Holman, P B; Diakow, L; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4617; 10 maps.
Indata Lake Map

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2005 93N/6, 93N/10, 93N/11, 93N/7

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Geophysical series - NTS 93N/6, 93N/7, 93N/10, 93N/11 - Indata Lake, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5284, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Sylvester Creek Map

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2004 93N/8, 93O/5, 93N/10, 93N/11

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Geophysical series - NTS 93N/8, 93O/5, 93N/10, 93N/11 - Sylvester Creek, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L; Lane, B. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5285, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Wittichica Creek Map

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2004 93N/1, 93K/16

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Geophysical series - NTS 93N/1, 93K/16 - Wittichica Creek, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5286, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Taltapin Lake Map

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2005 93K/6, 93K/7, 93K/3, 93K/2

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Geophysical series - NTS 93K/6, 93K/7, 93K/3, 93K/2 - Taltapin Lake, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L; Lane, B. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5287, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Cottonwood-Wells Map

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2005 93G/1, 93G/8 and 93B/16
93H/4, 93A/13

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Geophysical series - NTS 93G/1, 93G/8 and 93B/16 - Cottonwood, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5288, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Geophysical series - NTS 93H/4, 93A/13 - Wells, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5289, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Hydraulic-Mt. Polley-Horsefly Map

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2005 93A/12

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Geophysical series - NTS 93A/12 - Hydraulic, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5290, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

This survey has been combined with the northern surveys in the Quesnel Geophysics Map.

Lac La Hache Map

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2005 92P/14

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Geophysical series - NTS 92P/14 - Lac La Hache, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5291, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.
Eagle (Murphy) Lake-McKinley Creek Map

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2004
2005
93A/2, 93A/3, 93A/6, 93A/7, 92P/14, 92P/15

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Geophysical series - NTS 93A/3, 93A/2, 93A/6, 93A/7, 92P/14 - Eagle (Murphy) Lake, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L; Cathro, M. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5292, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

Geophysical series - NTS 93A/2, 93A/3, 92P/14, 92P/15 - McKinley Creek, British Columbia; Carson, J M; Dumont, R; Potvin, J; Shives, R B K; Harvey, B J A; Buckle, J L. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5293, 2006; 10 sheets.  Free Download from GEOSCAN.

These surveys include the 2004 Tisdall survey in the Quesnel Geophysics Map.

Atlin Map
Atlin Aeromagnetic Survey
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2002 104N

Preliminary Interpretations of new aeromagnetic data for the Atlin map area, British Columbia, Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2002-A17; 11 pages. View and download map.

Aeromagnetic total field maps for 104N are covered by sixteen 1:50,000-scale sheets, GSC Open Files 4091 to 4106.

Endako Map


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GSC Open File 3534

2005
2000
1997
93F/15NW; 93K/02W; 93K/03E 1997 Airborne geophysical survey, Endako, British Columbia, BCMEM Open File 2005-11
Airborne geophysical survey, Endako, British Columbia, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3534; 9 sheets. Download images available in PDF and MrSID formats.
Airborne gamma-ray spectrometry over the Endako porphyry molybdenum district in central British Columbia, Porter, J K; Lowe, C, Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2000-E2; 9 pages.
Findlay River / Toodoggone River
Findlay River Gephysical Survey
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1999 94E; 94F/01; 94F/02; 94F/03; 94F/04; 94F/05; 93F/06; 94F/07; 94F/10; 94F/11; 94F/12; 94F/13; 94F/14 Release of high resolution aeromagnetic total field survey of British Columbia, Phase III, Dumont, R; Coyle, M; Stone, P; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3495, 8 maps.
East Kootenay Survey Map, Southeast BC (82F, G, K): Sullivan - North Star Area
East Kootenay Gephysical Survey
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1998
1997
1996

82F/01; 82F/09; 82F/10; 82F/15; 82F/16; 82G/12; 82G/13; 82J/04; 82K/01

BCMEM Fieldwork 1996, p. 3-17 (PDF)

New geophysical data from the Yahk map area, southeastern British Columbia, Lowe, C; Brown, D A; Best, M E; Woodfill, R; Kennedy, C; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1998-A/B; pages 207-216.
East Kootenay multiparameter geophysical survey, southeastern British Columbia, Lowe, C; Brown, D A; Best, M; Shives, R; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1997-A/B; pages 167-176.
Release of East Kootenay, British Columbia geophysical airborne survey data; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2628; 27 pages, 18 maps.
Interior Plateau Geoscience Project (Williams Lake): Summary of Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical Studies
1997
1995
94N; 92O; 93B; 93C; 93F; 93G; 93K BCMEM Paper 1997-2
Interior Geoscience Project: Summary of geological, geochemical and geophysical studies, Diakow, L J; Newell, J M; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3448; 1997; 256 pages.
High Resolution regional aeromagnetic survey - Interior Plateau, British Columbia, Teskey, D; Stone, P; Mustard, P S; Metcalfe, P; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3448; 1997; pages 221-224.
Magnetic residual total field, Interior Plateau of British Columbia,  Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2785, 1994, revised 1995; 19 maps, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 scales
Cassiar Mountain Area
Cassiar Mountains Geophysics Map
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1997 94K/04SW, 94L; 94M/02W; 94M/03; 94M/04; 94M/05; 94M/07W; 104P Release of high resolution aeromagnetic total field survey of Cassiar Mountains area, British Columbia, Phase II, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3198; 13 maps.
Wolf-Capoose Lake Area
Wolf-Capoose Lake Geophysics Map

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1997 93F/03; 93F/06SE Airborne geophysical survey, Wolf-Capoose Lake area, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3533; 9 maps. Download images available in PDF and MrSID formats.
Fort Nelson Area
Fort Nelson Area
1996 94G/10; 94G/11; 94G/14; 94G15; 94J/03; 94J/04; 94J/05; 94J/06; 94K/09; 94K/16; 94N/01; 94N/02; 94N/07; 94N/08; 94N/10; 94N/11; 94N/14; 94 N/15 Release of high resolution aeromagnetic total field survey of British Columbia, Phase I, area "B" (Fort Nelson area), Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2783; 4 maps.
Cranbrook Area
Cranbrook Geophysics Map
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1995 82K/03; 82K/04; 82K/05; 82K/06; 82K/07; 82K/10; 82K/11; 82K/12; 82K/13; 82K/14; 82K/15SW; 82N/03SW; 82N/04; 82N/05; 82N/12SW Aeromagnetic total field map, Cranbrook area, British Columbia, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2784; 6 maps.

Fish Lake Map


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2005
1995
92O/05NE; 92O/12E; 92O/13SE 1995 Airborne geophysical survey, Fish Lake, BCMEM Open File 2005-10
Airborne geophysical survey, Fish Lake, B.C., 1995,  Shives, R B K; Holman, P B; Rebolledo, L., Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2800; 82 pages, 12 maps

Iron Mask Map, Kamloops Lake Area


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2005
1995
92I/08NW; 92I/09SW; 92I/10; 92I/15SE 1995 Airborne geophysical survey, Ironmask Batholith, BCMEM Open File 2005-13
Airborne geophysical survey, Ironmask batholith, British Columbia, Shives, R B K; Carson, J M, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2817; 61 pages, 18 maps

Clisbako Map


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2005
1994
93B/12SW; 93C/09NE; 93C/16SE 1994 Airborne geophysical survey, Clisbako River, BCMEM Open File 2005-12
Airborne geophysical survey, Clisbako River, British Columbia, Shives, R B K; Carson, J M, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2815; 56 pages, 16 maps.
Tchentio-Klawli Lakes 1993 93N/07; 93N/02 Airborne Gamma ray spectrometry, Chuchi Lake and Klawli Lake, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 2814; 32 maps.
Giscome-Mount Averil, northeast of Prince George 1979 93J/01; 93J/08 Airborne Gamma ray spectrometry, Giscome, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 595; 7 maps.
Airborne Gamma ray spectrometry, Mount Averil, British Columbia; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 596; 7 maps.