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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2011-03:  Regional to Property-Scale Drift Prospecting Surveys in British Columbia

by T. Ferbey


View GeoFile 2011-3 (PDF,  672 KB)


Presented here is a geographically referenced list of drift prospecting surveys that have been conducted in British Columbia.  A list of topical studies and special volumes that are relevant to drift prospecting in British Columbia have also been included.  These studies and geochemical data will be of interest to explorationists and researchers who are assessing the effectiveness of drift prospecting surveys in the context of their own exploration or research program, who are preparing to design and implement their own survey, or who have generated geochemical data on drift samples and are looking for data from orientation surveys for comparison.


This map and list of references is intended to provide a way of quickly identifying drift prospecting studies and data that are either geographically or topically of interest to those working in British Columbia.  Any omission in the reference list or on the map should be brought to the attention of the compiler.  This publication will be updated on an annual basis.


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