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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Till Geochemistry of the Chu Chua - Clearwater Area, B.C.

BCMEMPR Open File 2000-17

by R.C. Paulen, P.T. Bobrowsky, R.E. Lett, W. Jackaman, A.J. Bichler and C. Wingerter


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Open File 2000-17 provides the final results, discussion and interpretation of a drift exploration program conducted north of Kamloops by the British Columbia Geological Survey. The till geochemistry project discussed here represents the end product of field investigations undertaken during the summer of 1998 as part of a larger, multidisciplinary, integrated resource assessment program aimed at defining the mineral potential of south-central British Columbia.


The survey was undertaken as part of the Eagle Bay Assemblage and Fennell Formation of the Kootenay Terrane. Interesting results from the 1997 till geochemistry survey directly south and east encouraged a further extension of the program into the Upper Triassic-Jurassic rocks of the Nicola Group. The "Eagle Bay" drift prospecting program is one of several provincial till geochemistry surveys which have been ongoing since 1990 to demonstrate the utility of integrating surficial geology mapping and exploration geochemical methods to locate buried mineral deposits in areas of drift-covered terrain.


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