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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2017-9

Compiled till geochemical data for British Columbia

by A. L. Bustard, T. Han, and T. Ferbey

The complete data set of publicly available, regional-scale, till geochemical surveys carried out in British Columbia by the British Columbia Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada, and Geoscience BC compiles 39 reports released between 1992 and 2017, and includes geochemical data for 10,454 samples. Five Microsoft Excel tables generated from this database provide analytical determinations for the clay (<2 µm) and silt plus clay (<63 µm) size fractions of tills by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry after an aqua regia or modified aqua regia digestion, after a lithium fusion, and by instrumental neutron activation. These data tables can be brought into GIS software and integrated with other geoscience data to generate new exploration targets and design follow-up exploration programs.


Download GeoFile 2017-9 (PDF, 6.9 MB)


Download Data Table 1: ICP AR clay fraction.xlsx (ZIP, 1.5 MB)

Download Data Table 2: ICP AR silt plus clay fraction.xlsx (ZIP, 3.8 MB)

Download Data Table 3: ICP Fusion clay fraction.xlsx (ZIP, 172 KB)

Download Data Table 4: ICP Fusion silt plus clay fraction.xlsx (ZIP, 1.9 MB)

Download Data Table 5: INA silt plus clay fraction.xlsx (ZIP, 2.8 MB)



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