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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Exploration and Mining 2001


(PDF document, 75 Kb)

Note: This PDF file also contains the document title page, CIP information and Table of Contents.


Part A

Overview Of Exploration Activity

Northwest Region
Summary; Metal Mines; Industrial Minerals and Gemstones; Placer Mining; Mineral Exploration; Smithers-Houston-Babine Area; Kitimat Area; Stewart-Iskut District; Cassiar-Stikine-Atlin Area; Energy Projects; Acknowledgements
(PDF document, 3.0 Mb)


Northeast Central Region
Summary; Metal Mines; Kemess; Mount Polley; Baker; Coal Mines; Bullmoose; Industrial Mineral Mines; Exploration Trends; Exploration Summary; Gataga / Kechika Trough; Toodoggone Camp; Omineca Mountains; Rocky Mountain Foothills/ Peace River Coalfields;  Nechako Plateau; Cariboo; Likely and Horsefly Areas; Placer Mining and Exploration Highlights; Introduction; Trends; Significant Programs; Germansen-Manson (Omineca Camp); Wells-Barkerville (Cariboo Camp); Likely-Keithley Creek (Cariboo Camp); Hixon Creek Area; Reclamation; Conclusion; Other Information; Outlook For 2002; Acknowledgements; References
(PDF document, 3.1 Mb)


Southwest Region
Summary; Exploration Trends; Mines and Quarries; Myra Falls Operation; Quinsam Coal Mine; Limestone Quarries; Industrial Mineral Quarries; Dimension Stone Quarries; Exploration Activity; Vancouver and Inshore Islands; Dove Creek; T’sable River; Macktush and Dauntless; Privateer and Golden Gate; Other Exploration Activity; Prospector Assistance Program; Harrison Lake - Hope Area; Cogburn; Harrison Lake; Other Exploration Activity; Prospectors Assistance Program; Coastal Mainland Area; Exploration Activity; Prospectors Assistance Program; Acknowledgements
(PDF document, 2.3 Mb)


South Central Region
Highlights; Exploration Trends; Mines; Development Projects; Exploration Projects; Stratiform Base-Metal Targets; Porphyry and Related Targets; Skarn Targets; Vein Targets; Magmatic Targets; Coalbed Methane; Acknowledgements
(PDF document, 4.6 Mb)


Kootenay Region
Summary; Exploration Highlights; Metals; Industrial Minerals; Coal; Producing Mines and Quarries; Metals; Industrial Minerals; Coal; Acknowledgements
(PDF document, 6.5 Mb)

Part B

John Thompson, James Lang and Clifford Stanley:
Platinum Group Elements in Alkaline Porphyry Deposits, British Columbia
Introduction; Platunum Group Element Data; Sample Suite; Analytical Methods; Results; Discussion; Source Of PGE; PGE Transport; Variation In PGE Values; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
(PDF document, 1.1 Mb)


Henry Awmack and Mark Baknes:
Rdn: A Shallow Marine VMS Prospect
Introduction; Exploration History; Geology; Eskay Creek-Style Vms Prospects; Wedge Zone; Jungle Anomaly; Marcasite Gossan; Boundary Zone; Discussion And Conclusions; References
(PDF document, 1.5 Mb)


George Simandl, Peter Jones and Melissa Rotella:
Blue River Carbonatites, British Columbia - Primary Exploration Targets for Tantalum
Introduction; Blue River Carbonatite Deposits; Location and Previous Work; Geological Setting; Verity Deposit; Lithogeochemistry; Niobium and Tantalum Minerals; Fir Deposit; Lithogeochemistry; Niobium and Tantalum Minerals; “Serpentine” Carbonatite; Discussion; Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Annex I; Chemical Analyses; Microprobe
(PDF document, 4.2 Mb)


Jody Dahrouge:
The Fir Carbonatite A Potential; Tantalum - Niobium Resource
Introduction; Location and Access; Previous Work; Regional Geology; Property Geology; Discussion and Conclusions; References
(PDF document, 4.3 Mb)


Jason Weber and Henry Awmack:
The Bill Property - A Mesothermal Gold Target in North-Central British Columbia
Introduction; Property Exploration History; 2001 Exploration Program; Regional Geology; Property Geology; Alteration and Mineralization; T-Bill Prospect; 1983-84 Core Relogging and Sampling; Park Prospect; Soil Geochemistry; Discussion; References
(PDF document, 1.1 Mb)


Paul Wojdak:
Firestorm: Precious Opal Related to Rhyolite Ignimbrite
Introduction; History; Regional Geology; Geology of the Lode Claims; Discussion; References
(PDF document, 650 Kb)


C.G. Cathyl-Bickford:
Colliery Heritage Project: Exploration and Rehabilitation of Comox No.3 Mine as an Underground Educational Site
Introduction; History; Location and Access; Geological Setting; Previous Work; Detailed Geology; Mining Conditions; Exploration Methods and Results; Educational Potential; Acknowledgements; References
(PDF document, 1.3 Mb)


Garry Payie:
2000-2001 British Columbia Prospectors Assistance Program
Highlights; Introduction; Prospecting Programs; Results to Date; New Discoveries and Developments; Properties Optioned; Active Properties Developed through Previous PAP Grants; Grants for Training Courses; Conclusions; Acknowledgement
(PDF document, 451 Kb)

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