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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2007-3 / Geoscience BC Report 2007-5:  Skeena Arch Metallogenic Data and Map(093E, L, M, L; south half of 094D, east half of 103I and southeast corner of 103P)

by D.G. MacIntyre
D.G. MacIntyre and Associates Ltd.


Geoscience BC Contribution GBC047

GeoFile Components:

  1. ESRI Shape Files:
      Geographic (Longitude-Latitude) Projection (ZIP, 15.8 KB)
      UTM Projection (ZIP, 15.2 KB)
  2. Manifold GIS Map file (ZIP, 53 MB)
  3. KML Files for use in viewers such as Google Earth (ZIP, 9 MB)
  4. Skeena Arch Geology and Mineral Deposit Map on MapPlace

Skeena Arch Map
Interactive Map

 

Geofile 2007-3 (Geoscience BC Report 2007-5) presents the geology and mineral deposits of the Skeena Arch area of West Central British Columbia.  This project was funded by Geoscience BC (Contribution Number GBC047).  This Geofile is the primary vehicle for distributing map-based geoscience data and linking to the map from this project.  For more details about this project go to Geological Fieldwork 2005, pages 303-312 and Geological Fieldwork 2006, pages 333-340.

 

Downloadable Datasets:

 

A key objective of the Skeena Arch project was to generate a series of GIS compatible data files that could be downloaded and incorporated into standard GIS software packages.  The files are available as ESRI shape files because this format can be used in almost all commercially available GIS packages including ESRI’s free Arc Explorer.  Two projections are currently available – UTM and Geographic.  Also included for download is a Manifold GIS Map file that contains all of the layers used to build the Skeena Arch metallogenic map.  Manifold also supports the creation of KLM files for use in viewers such as Google Earth.  The following KML layers were generated for the project area: RGS, copper and molybdenum anomalies; MINFILE and Porphyry Cu-Mo and Mo occurrences; geology layers, including Babine, Bulkley and Nanika intrusive suites, faults and marker units; and logging roads.

 

References:

 

Massey, N.W.D., MacIntyre, D.G. and Desjardins, P.J., (2003): Digital Geology Map of British Columbia: Tile NN9 North Coast, B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geofile 2003-13, scale 1:250,000.

 

Massey, N.W.D., MacIntyre, D.G., and Desjardins, P.J., (2003a): Digital Geology Map of British Columbia: Tile NO9 North Central B.C., B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Geofile 2003-18, scale 1:250,000.

 

MacIntyre, D.G., (2006): Geology and Mineral Resources of the Skeena Arch, West-Central British Columbia: A Geoscience BC Digital Data Compilation Project (parts of NTS 093E, L, M, 094D, 103I and 103P), in Geological Fieldwork 2005, B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 2006-1, pages 303-312.

 

MacIntyre, D.G., (2006): Geology and Mineral Resources of the Skeena Arch, West-Central British Columbia: Update on a Geoscience BC Digital Data Compilation Project (parts of NTS 093E, L, M, 094D, 103I, P), in Geological Fieldwork 2006, B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 2007-1, pages 333-340.

 

Contacts and Notes:

 

Geoscience BC Project 2005-003

 

All publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.

 

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