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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Basal till potential of the Pelican Lake map area (NTS 093G/05), British Columbia


BCGS Open File 2014-12


also released as Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-07

by  D. Sacco, T. Ferbey, and W. Jackaman


Mainly drift covered and with sparse outcrop, the Pelican Lake area remains underexplored despite its western third being underlain by the Stikine terrane island-arc assemblage, which has high potential for mineralization. Basal tills have a relatively simple transport and depositional history, thus are an ideal sampling media to explore for buried deposits. This basal till potential map is designed to help plan exploration projects in drift-covered areas by guiding surficial sediment geochemistry and mineralogy sampling programs to where basal till is most likely to occur.

Current work in the Pelican Lake map area is part of Geoscience BC's Targeting Resources for Exploration and Knowledge (TREK) project. The basal till potential map presented here is one of a series of 10 maps that were completed for the TREK geochemical program.


Download map 1:50 000 scale  (PDF, 26.2 Mb)


Download basal till potential polygon shapefile (ZIP, 3.2 Mb)




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