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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2016-10

Till geochemistry, mineralogy and textural data near four Cu porphyry deposits in British Columbia

Also released as Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8028

by Alain Plouffe and Travis Ferbey


Till sampling surveys were completed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 near four Cu-porphyry mineralized zones in British Columbia: Highland Valley Copper Mine (Cu-Mo porphyry); Gibraltar Mine (Cu-Mo porphyry); Mount Polley Mine (Cu-Au porphyry), and the Woodjam prospect (Cu-Au-Mo porphyry). The goal of these till surveys is to develop new mineral exploration methods using till geochemistry and mineralogy to detect buried porphyry mineralization. Presented herein are the resulting geochemical, mineralogical and grain size (textural) data. Quality control and quality assurance measures demonstrate that analytical results are unaffected by analytical artefact or sampling and thus fit for geological interpretation.


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