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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter
Release Notification 2014-13


December 2, 2014
 

 

British Columbia Geological Survey Geoscience Map 2014-3
Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7604


Geology of the north and mid-coast regions, British Columbia (Parts of NTS 103-A, -G, - H, -I and -J) 
 

J. Nelson, L.J. Diakow, J.B. Mahoney, G.E. Gehrels, C.R. van Staal, S. Karl, M. Pecha, and J.J. Angen

This set of two 1:150,000 sheets includes the westernmost Coast Mountains, the Inside Passage and surrounding islands between Porcher Island and Klemtu. The area is underlain by metamorphosed rocks of the Alexander terrane, which are intruded by eastward-younging Late Jurassic to Paleocene plutonic belts of the Coast Plutonic Complex. This work has subdivided the Alexander terrane in coastal northwestern British Columbia for the first time, and has demonstrated correlations with better-known exposures in southeastern Alaska and the St. Elias Range. It also assigns intrusive bodies to plutonic suites, based on new U-Pb geochronology.

 

Mapping between 2008 and 2012 was supported by the Natural Resources Canada Geoscience for Energy and Minerals Program, Multi-metals Northwest Cordillera Project (Geological Survey of Canada) and the British Columbia Geological Survey.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/Maps/Pages/GM2014-3.aspx

 

 

British Columbia Geological Survey publications are available online at
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/mining/geoscience/publicationscatalogue/

For further information:
email: Geological.Survey@gov.bc.ca
Tel: 250-952-0372    Fax: 250-952-0381


 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter


October 31, 2014

  

British Columbia Geological Survey at Minerals South

Tuesday, November 4

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Short course

The new and improved “MapPlace 2”: From databases to maps

 

Pat Desjardins (Geomatics Geoscientist), Sarah Meredith-Jones (Mineral Inventory Geoscientist), and Deanna Miller (GIS Geologist), British Columbia Geological Survey


MapPlace is an internet-based system that provides free access to geoscience databases stored by the British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS), enabling users to create custom maps. In this workshop you will learn how to navigate through a new version of MapPlace using tools and pop-up menus to view, create, bookmark, print, and copy your own maps. This new version is currently being developed; we anticipate its release in the near future. In hands-on exercises you will compare the old and new versions of MapPlace, using BCGS databases that catalog exploration assessment reports (ARIS), mineral occurrences (MINFILE), regional geochemical surveys (RGS), mineral titles, and geological maps and reports.

 

Wednesday, November 5

10:00 am

Overview of mining and exploration in BC, 2014, and activities of the British Columbia Geological Survey

 

Gordon Clarke (Director, British Columbia Geological Survey Mineral Development Office)

 

1:30 pm

Exploration update, Kootenay-Boundary Region, 2014

 

Fiona Katay (Regional Geologist, Kootenay-Boundary Region) and Jim Britton (Regional Geologist, Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo Region), Ministry of Energy and Mines

 

Thursday, November 6

10:00 am

 

Geological setting of the Granite Mountain batholith

 

Paul Schiarizza (Senior Minerals Geologist) British Columbia Geological Survey

 

 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-12


October 17, 2014

 

Jurassic to Recent tectonic evolution of North America: A preliminary model using GPlates software


GeoFile 2014-11 uses the paleo-GIS program GPlates, to develop a paleogeographic model for much of the North American Cordillera between 200 Ma and the present. It is the preliminary release of ongoing work to produce a model that best incorporates land geology, paleomagnetic data, and geometric constraints on volcanic arc geometry from detailed mantle tomography.

 

 


http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2014-11.aspx

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter


October 16, 2014

 

The British Columbia Geological Survey is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Clarke as Director of the BC Mineral Development Office in Vancouver

 

 

 

The Mineral Development Office is the Geological Survey’s primary contact with the mineral exploration and mining industry in Vancouver. Gordon will lead the technical marketing of BC’s mineral and coal opportunities and profile the Geological Survey’s geoscience products. Gordon will also co-ordinate the technical outputs of Regional Geologists’ program.


Gordon holds a B.Sc. (Honours Geology) from Acadia University and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick. He is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with extensive and varied experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. Past positions include Senior Mine Geologist and Superintendent of Exploration at the Diavik Diamond Mine, President of North Arrow Minerals, and Vice-President Exploration of Elgin Mining Inc.  Having participated in government-industry initiatives focussed on resource development in northern Canada, Gordon is well versed in the challenges facing the exploration and mining sector today.


Please stop by the Mineral Development Office to meet Gordon and learn about British Columbia’s geological advantages and many resource opportunities.

Contact Gordon at:

 

Gordon Clarke

Director, Mineral Development Office

British Columbia Geological Survey

300 – 865 Hornby Street

Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2G3

(604) 660-2094

Gordon.Clarke@gov.bc.ca

 

 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-11


October 15, 2014

 

Information Circular 2014-07

 

Information Circular 2014-07 summarizes the mission and activities of the British Columbia Geological Survey.

 

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-7.aspx

 

 

Information Circular 2014-09

 

Online databases at the British Columbia Geological Survey

 

Information Circular 2014-09 describes the freely available databases housed by the British Columbia Geological Survey, and how these databases can be queried simultaneously to create customized multidisciplinary geoscience maps via our online portal, MapPlace.

 

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-9.aspx

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter


October 9, 2014

 

British Columbia Geological Survey scientists will be presenting the following talks and posters at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Vancouver (October 19-22).

 

Sunday October 19

 

THE WINEGLASS ASSEMBLAGE, SOUTH-CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA: LATE PERMIAN INTRA-OCEANIC ARC COMPLEX BENEATH THE MESOZOIC CADWALLADER ARC TERRANE

 

Schiarizza, P., British Columbia Geological Survey, Victoria, B.C.  V8W 9N3 Canada, Paul.Schiarizza@gov.bc.ca

 

 

Session No. 65

T13. Tectonics of the Northwest Cordillera II: A Session in Honor of the Career Contributions of Ned Brown, Jim Monger, and Glenn Woodsworth

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 2:30 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 116/117

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.174

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper250670.html

 

 

CARBONATITE-RELATED MINERALIZED SYSTEMS, THEIR FOOT PRINT AND SELECTED VECTORING METHODS

 

SIMANDL, George J.1, PARADIS, Suzanne2, and LUCK, Pearce M.1, (1) British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, BC Geological Survey, PO Box 9333 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, George.Simandl@gov.bc.ca, (2) Geological Survey of Canada, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, BC V8L 4B2, Canada

 

Session No. 61, Recent Advances in Economic Geology

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 2:45 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 207

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.166

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper243755.html

 

 

JURASSIC TO RECENT TECTONIC EVOLUTION OF NORTH AMERICA: A GPLATES MODEL

 

HENDERSON, Martha A., University of Victoria now with British Columbia Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy and Mines, PO Box 9320 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, Martha.Henderson@gov.bc.ca, MIHALYNUK, Mitchell G., British Columbia Geological Survey, BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, PO Box 9320 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, SIGLOCH, Karin, Earth Sciences Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX13AN, United Kingdom, JOHNSTON, Stephen T., School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada, and SHEPHARD, Grace, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, PO Box 1048 Blindern, Oslo, 0316, Norway

 

Session No. 65;

T13. Tectonics of the Northwest Cordillera II: A Session in Honor of the Career Contributions of Ned Brown, Jim Monger, and Glenn Woodsworth

 

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 4:15 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 116/117

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.175

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper246460.html

 

INDIA-LIKE COLLISION OF MASSIVE ARC CHEVRON CAUSED NEVADAN OROGENY

 

MIHALYNUK, Mitchell G., British Columbia Geological Survey, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, Mitch.Mihalynuk@gov.bc.ca and SIGLOCH, Karin, Earth Sciences Department, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX13AN, United Kingdom

 

Session No. 65

T13. Tectonics of the Northwest Cordillera II: A Session in Honor of the Career Contributions of Ned Brown, Jim Monger, and Glenn Woodsworth

 

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 4:45 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 116/117

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.176

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper248201.html

 

 

SIMPLIFYING THE PROCESS OF UPDATING AND INTEGRATING DIGITAL GEOLOGY

CUI, Yao, British Columbia Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy and Mines, PO Box 9333 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3 Canada, Yao.Cui@gov.bc.ca

 

Session 34; Booth 71
Geological and Geomorphological Applications of Digital Terrain Analysis (Posters)
Vancouver Convention Centre-West: Exhibition Hall C
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday, 19 October 2014

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper249939.html

 

 

Monday, October 20

 

INDICATOR MINERALS AND STREAM SEDIMENTS IN EXPLORATION FOR CARBONATITE-HOSTED NB DEPOSITS, ALEY CARBONATITE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 

MACKAY, Duncan A.R.1, SIMANDL, George J.2, MA, Wendy3, REDFEARN, Michael3, and GRCIC, Boja3, (1) School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada, mackay87@uvic.ca, (2) BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, BC Geological Survey, PO Box 9333 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, (3) Richmond, BC V7A4V5, Canada
 

Session No. 114--Booth# 10, Recent Advances in Economic Geology (Posters)

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:00 AM-6:30 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West Exhibition Hall C

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.292

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper250561.html

 

 

Tuesday, October 21

 

SLAB BREAKS AND EARLY MESOZOIC PAIRED ALKALINE PORPHYRY DEPOSIT BELTS (CU-AU ± AG-PT-PD-MO) IN THE CANADIAN CORDILLERA

 

LOGAN, James M., 955 Dogwood Road, North Saanich, BC V8L 5Z9, Canada, JLoGeologic@shaw.ca and MIHALYNUK, Mitchell G., British Columbia Geological Survey,  Victoria, BC V8X 2Z3, Canada

 

Session No. 240

T27. Triassic-Jurassic Tectonics and Tectonic-Structural Controls on Porphyry and Related Mineralization in the Northern Cordillera

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:00 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 118

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.587

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper240108.html

 

 

REACTIVATED BASEMENT STRUCTURES CONTROLLED EMPLACEMENT OF TRIASSIC-JURASSIC STIKINE CU-AU PORPHYRY DEPOSITS

 

NELSON, JoAnne, B.C. Geological Survey Branch, Box 9333, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3 Canada, JoAnne.Nelson@gov.bc.ca

 

Session No. 240

T27. Triassic-Jurassic Tectonics and Tectonic-Structural Controls on Porphyry and Related Mineralization in the Northern Cordillera

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:05 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 118

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.588

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper240663.html

 

 

DIGITAL DATA CAPTURE IN THE FIELD: ON-THE-OUTCROP MAP CREATION

 

MCEWEN, Gerri L., Ministry of Energy and Mines - Geological Survey Branch, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada, Gerri.Mcewen@gov.bc.ca, HENDERSON, Martha A., Ministry of Energy and Mines - Geological Survey Branch, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada, MIHALYNUK, Mitchell G., Victoria, BC V8X 2Z3, Canada, and JOHNSTON, Stephen T., School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada

 

Session No. 253

T145. Where in the World? Access and Availability to Geoscience Data II

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:45 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 116/117

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.621

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper245101.html

 

 

THE STUHINI - HAZELTON UNCONFORMITY OF STIKINIA, INVESTIGA6IONS AT KSM-BRUCEJACK, SNIP -JOHNNY MOUNTAIN AND RED CHRIS AREAS

 

KYBA, Jeff, BC Ministry of Mines, 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0, Canada, Jeff.Kyba@gov.bc.ca

 

Section No. 240

T27. Triassic-Jurassic Tectonics and Tectonic-Structural Controls on Porphyry and Related Mineralization in the Northern Cordillera

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 118

Geological Society of America Abstracts wtih Programs, Vol. 46, No. 6, p. 58

 

Abstract:  https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper248935.html

 

 

Wednesday, October 22

 

THE WESTERN (ANCESTRAL) CASCADES MAGMATIC ARC ON VANCOUVER ISLAND? A NEWLY RECOGNIZED AND UNDEREXPLORED LATE EOCENE PORPHYRY CU-MO-AU EVENT

 

ROWINS, Stephen Michael1, SMITH, Colin M.2, SMITHSON, David M.3, CANIL, Dante2, FRIEDMAN, Richard M.4, and MORTENSEN, James K.5, (1) British Columbia Geological Survey, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, 5th Floor, 1810 Blanshard Street, PO Box 9333 STN PROV GOVT, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, Stephen.Rowins@gov.bc.ca, (2) School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W3V6, Canada, (3) Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 2020-2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4, Canada, (4) Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, Univ of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, (5) Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Univ of British Columbia, 2020 - 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

 

Session No. 277

T91. New Insights on Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposit Genesis, Fertility, and Exploration

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 8:40 AM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 302/303

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.672

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper247963.html

 

 

PORPHYRY INDICATOR MINERALS AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF SUBGLACIAL TILLS OF THE CANADIAN CORDILLERA

 

FERBEY, Travis1, PLOUFFE, Alain2, HASHMI, Sarah3, and WARD, Brent C.3, (1) British Columbia Geological Survey, 1810 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4J1, Travis.Ferbey@gov.bc.ca, (2) Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada, (3) Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

 

Session No. 277

T91. New Insights on Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposit Genesis, Fertility, and Exploration

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:45 AM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 302/303

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.673

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper248922.html

 

 

REFINED ICE-FLOW DIRECTIONS OF THE CORDILLERAN ICE SHEET AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION

 

LEVSON, Vic, Quaternary Geosciences Inc, 1673 Earlston Avenue, Victoria, BC V8P 2Z8, Canada, vlevson@telus.net, PLOUFFE, Alain, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, FERBEY, Travis, British Columiba Geological Survey, 1810 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4J1, and BOND, Jeffrey D., Energy Mines and Resources, Yukon Geological Survey, P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0C2, Canada

 

Session No. 269; P5. The Cordilleran Ice Sheet: A Glacial Legacy in the Pacific Northwest

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:55 AM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West Ballroom A

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.655

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper243781.html

 

 

ULTRAMAFIC ARC CUMULATES IN THE CANADIAN CORDILLERA AND NI-SULPHIDE MINERALIZATION: THE LATE CRETACEOUS GIANT MASCOT NI-CU-PGE DEPOSIT, HOPE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

MANOR, Matthew J., Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research - Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2207 Main Mall, Room 2020 - Earth Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, mmanor@eos.ubc.ca, SCOATES, James S., Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research - Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2207 Main Mall, Room 2020 - Earth Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada, NIXON, Graham T., BC Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy and Mines, P.O. Box 9320, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W9N3, Canada, and AMES, Doreen E., Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada

 

Session No. 330

T29. Geologic Processes That Influence the Tectonic Development and Economic Resources of the Northern North American Cordillera

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:10 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West 116/117

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.795

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper248310.html

 

 

DELINEATING CATCHMENT BASINS BY GRAPH TRIPLES

 

CUI, Yao, British Columbia Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy and Mines, PO Box 9333 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9N3, Canada, Yao.Cui@gov.bc.ca and SKEA, David, Corporate Services for the Natural Resource Sector, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 2nd Floor - 722 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1N1, Canada

 

T128. Geological and Geomorphological Applications of Digital Terrain Analysis (Posters)

Session 302; Booth 98

 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM

Vancouver Convention Centre-West Exhibition Hall C

Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 46, No. 6, p.730

 

Abstract: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014AM/webprogram/Paper249981.html


  

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-11


September 17, 2014

 

British Columbia Geological Survey Geoscience Map 2014-01

(also released as Geoscience BC Map 2014-09-01)

Surficial geology of the Nadina River area (NTS 093E/15), British Columbia

 

T. Ferbey
   

The Nadina River map area is in the Nechako Plateau, a subdivision of the Interior Plateau with flat to gently rolling topography. The area has an extensive drift cover and sparse bedrock outcrop. This map is an ancillary product of earlier work devoted to till geochemistry (Open File 2010-07), and is based on air photo interpretation and widely spaced ground observations.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/Maps/Pages/GM2014-1.aspx

 

British Columbia Geological Survey Geoscience Map 2014-02
(also released as Geoscience BC Map 2014-09-02)

Surficial geology of the Colleymount map area (NTS 093L/01), British Columbia

 

T. Ferbey


The Colleymount map area is in the Nechako Plateau, a subdivision of the Interior Plateau with flat to gently rolling topography. The area has an extensive drift cover and sparse bedrock outcrop. This map is an ancillary product of earlier work devoted to till geochemistry (Open File 2011-06), and is based on air photo interpretation and widely spaced ground observations.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/Maps/Pages/GM2014-2.aspx

  

 

 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-10

September 17, 2014

 

Basil till potential of the Nadina River area (093E/15), British Columbia

 

T. Ferbey
 

The Nadina River map area is underlain by Stikinia, an island-arc terrane with high potential for mineralization. Exploration in the area is challenging due to extensive drift cover and sparse bedrock outcrop.  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.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-02.aspx

 

 

Open File 2014-04

Basal till potential of the Colleymount area (NTS 093L/01), British Columbia

 

T. Ferbey

 

The Colleymount map area is underlain by Stikinia an island-arc terrane with high potential for mineralization. Exploration in the area is challenging due to extensive drift cover and sparse bedrock outcrop.  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.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-04.aspx

  
 
 
 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter


June 27, 2014

 

Abstracts invited for BCGS Topical Sessions at the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver
 

For the first time in 16 years, the Geological Society of America (GSA) is holding their Annual Meeting and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia (19-22 October, 2014). One of the largest geoscience research conferences in the world, the meeting will attract an international group of geoscientists from academia, industry, and government.

British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) geologists will be presenting the results of their research at the meeting, and BCGS will host a corporate booth. Members of the BCGS will also be co-chairing Topical Sessions, and we invite you to submit an abstract for oral presentation.

T91. New Insights on Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposit Genesis, Fertility, and Exploration

Co-chairs:  Stephen M. Rowins (BCGS), Craig J.R. Hart (UBC-MDRU), Ross Sherlock (Goldfields)
Sponsors: Society of Economic Geologists; Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division

This session will investigate variations on magma chemistry, metal sources, tectonic setting, redox states, and metal transport as fertility indicators and highlight geophysical and geochemical footprints that play a key role in the discovery of porphyry deposits.

T27. Triassic-Jurassic Tectonics and Tectonic-Structural Controls on Porphyry and Related Mineralization in the Northern Cordillera

Co-Chairs:  JoAnne Nelson (BCGS), James J. Ryan (GSC)
Sponsors: GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division

This session aims to integrate tectonic models with district- and deposit-scale studies to enhance understanding of the rich metallogenetic episode immediately preceding initial accretion of offshore island arc terranes to the North American continental margin.

To submit an abstract to these and other sessions please visit: http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2014/science/sessions

 

July 29, 2014 is the deadline for the submission of abstracts.

 

See you in Vancouver!

 

The British Columbia Geological Survey

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-9


May 21, 2014

 

Information Circular 2014-04:  Gold production and resources in British Columbia, 1890-2013

 

Bruce Northcote, B. Madu, T. Schroeter and G. Li
  

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-4.aspx


Consisting of a province-wide map (1:175 000 scale) and an appendix with 314 files summarizing camps and individual deposits, Information Circular 2014-04 updates previous British Columbia Geological Survey gold inventories to then end of 2013. Between 2003 and 2013, gold exploration in British Columbia surged, resulting in new discoveries and expansion at known deposits. The growth in total gold resources has far exceeded production over the ten-year period. Since 2003, the total estimated resource has grown from about 78.8 million ounces to about 290 million ounces. Currently, most gold in British Columbia is produced as a byproduct or coproduct at porphyry copper mines; with few exceptions, production has moved away from small vein deposits. British Columbia's rich porphyry copper endowment suggests that a focus on the porphyry copper-gold model will continue, although the possibility of smaller, high-grade deposits remains.

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-8


May 21, 2014

 

Information Circular 2014-08

 

Opportunities to Explore

 


http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-8.aspx 

 

Intended for investors and the general public, Information Circular 2014-08 describes opportunities in British Columbia's minerals and coal industries. It summarizes what commodities the province produces, infrastructure supporting exploration and mining, tenure and permitting procedures, First Nations relations, taxation rules, and investment incentives, and provides contacts and sources of detailed information.

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-8


April 3, 2014

 

Open Files 2014-6 to 2014-15 (also released as Geoscience BC Maps 2014-06-01 to 2014-06-15)

 

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

 

At 9:30 am, Tuesday April 8, the British Columbia Geological Survey will release ten basal till potential maps for the southern Interior Plateau

 

Please note: the links provided below will not function until the specified hour of release.

 

Because of extensive drift cover, large parts of the southern Interior Plateau that are underlain by prospective rocks of the Stikine and Quesnel terranes remain underexplored. Nonetheless, buried bedrock mineralization may be defined by examining the geochemistry and mineralogy of glacial sediments. With a relatively simple transport and depositional history, basal tills are particularly well suited for this type of exploration.

 

Till geochemical and mineralogical surveys are a central component of a Geoscience BC's Targeting Resources for Exploration and Knowledge (TREK) project, initiated in 2013 to better understand the geology and metallogeny of the southern Interior Plateau.   Released as joint British Columbia Geological Survey and Geoscience BC publications, these basal till potential maps were completed for the planning and implementation phases of TREK. By identifying areas where basal till is most likely to occur, the maps are intended to help design exploration projects, and guide surficial sediment geochemistry and mineralogy sampling programs.

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Clusko River map area (NTS 093C/09), British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-06, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-01, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-06.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Clisbako River map area (NTS 093B/12), British Columbia. British Columbia. Geological Survey Open File 2014-07, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-02, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-07.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Marmot Lake map area (NTS 093B/13), British Columbia. British Columbia. Geological Survey Open File 2014-08, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-03, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-08.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Toil Mountain map area (NTS 093C/16), British Columbia. British Columbia. Geological Survey Open File 2014-09, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-04, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-09.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Suscha Creek map area (NTS 093F/01), British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-10, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-05, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-10.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Coglistiko River map area (NTS 093G/04), British Columbia. British Columbia. Geological Survey Open File 2014-11, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-06, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-11.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Pelican Lake map area (NTS 093G/05), British Columbia. British Columbia. Geological Survey Open File 2014-12, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-07, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-012.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Euchiniko River map area (NTS 093F/08), British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-13, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-08, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-13.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Chilako River map area (NTS 093G/12), British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-14, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-09, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-014.aspx

 

Sacco, D., Ferbey, T., and Jackaman, W., 2014. Basal till potential of the Hulatt map area (NTS 093G/13), British Columbia. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-15, Geoscience BC Map 2014-06-10, 1:50 000 scale.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-015.aspx

 

 

  

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-7


March 1, 2014

 

Integration and delivery of British Columbia digital geology

 

by Yao Cui

 

The British Columbia Geological Survey has developed techniques to deliver to the exploration industry a continuously updated geological map of the province. Our ‘geologic framework data’ (GFD) model enables rapid integration of new mapping. These techniques are transferable, and the exploration industry can advance their own map integration by adopting our model.

 

The GFD model builds on the 2005 edition of our provincial bedrock map and operates in a spatial database. The spatial database makes it possible to handle large volumes of data, and permits multiple users to perform concurrent operations on the same GFD base. We have developed applications as part of the spatial database management system to automate checking-out, anchoring, and integration. These applications not only simplify the integration process, but also streamline rules-driven data quality assurance and content standardization, and automate auditing changes, populating bedrock attributes, generating map unit colour schemes, and creating customized maps for delivery via web services..

 

GeoFile 2014-09 is a poster that was presented at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2014).

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-9.aspx

 

 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter


March 1, 2014

 

Please join British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett, Deputy Minister Dave Nikolejsin, and staff of the British Columbia Geological Survey at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention.

 

Tuesday, March 4 from 3 to 4 p.m., British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines booth (#633, 730, 732)

 

The Minister and Survey staff will be available to discuss exploration and mining opportunities in British Columbia and will profile new Survey publications. 

 

Refreshments will be served.

 

For further information please contact Janet Hughes at 250-952-0372 or Janet.Hughes@gov.bc.ca

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-6 


February 17, 2014

   

Information Circular 2014-05:  British Columbia coal industry overview 2013

 

In 2013, British Columbia produced an estimated 31 million tonnes of coal. This production accounted for about $4.6 billion, or close to 58 per cent of revenues from all mines in the province. Coal exploration remained active although, because of lower prices for metallurgical and thermal coal, some exploration projects were reduced and others postponed. For the first time since 2007, two new coal leases were issued. The number of coal exploration licenses issued was steady, but new coal applications dropped from record levels set in 2012.

 

Information Circular 2014-05 provides a snapshot of the provincial coal industry. It describes industry trends and coal regions, highlights 2013 mining and exploration, describes transportation infrastructure, outlines the tenure system, and lists sources of information and contacts.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-5.aspx

  


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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-5 


February 11, 2014

   

GeoFile 2014-08: Carlin-type gold in British Columbia?


by Alexei Rukhlov, Tian Han, Adrian Hickin and Filippo Ferri

 

Eocene Carlin-type gold deposits (CTGD) in Nevada constitute the second largest concentration of Au in the world. Similar structure-controlled Au and realgar-orpiment showings have recently been discovered in Proterozoic-Paleozoic Selwyn basin strata of the Rackla belt in east-central Yukon. These discoveries raise the possibility of similar occurrences in equivalent settings in British Columbia. This reconnaissance project uses the provincial regional geochemical databases and digital geology to test for Au±As±Hg±Tl±Sb anomalies that may be spatially related to long-lived structures and to platform to deep-water transitions in the Kechika trough (the southward extension of Selwyn basin) of north-central British Columbia.

 

GeoFile 2014-08 is a poster that was presented at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2014).

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-8.aspx

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-4 


January 27, 2014

    

These four posters, which were presented at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2014), are from projects funded by the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (2010-2015), a Natural Resources Canada program delivered by the Geological Survey of Canada.

 

GeoFile 2014-04:  Stream sediment geochemical/indicator mineral orientation survey, Lonnie Nb prospect, British Columbia, Canada

 

by P. Luck and G.J. Simandl

GeoFile 2014-4 describes the results of an orientation survey aiming to optimize stream sediment geochemical/indicator mineral surveys targeting specialty metal deposits in the Canadian Cordillera.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2014-04.aspx

 

 

GeoFile 2014-05:  Stream sediment orientation survey, Aley carbonatite niobium deposit, British Columbia, Canada

 

by D.A.R. Mackay and G.J. Simandl

 

GeoFile 2014-5 containts the results of a stream sediment orientation survey carried out on the Aley carbonatite complex, the largest and most developed Nb deposit in British Columbia.  This study found the +125 μm stream sediment size fraction to be ideal for indicator mineral study. It shows the usefulness of pXRF data in determining downstream trends in pathfinder elements and predicts indicator minerals expected in the stream sediments based on deposit mineralogy.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2014-05.aspx

 

 

GeoFile 2014-06:  Fine-tuning stream chemistry and indicator mineral methodology in exploration for carbonatite-related REE targets, Wicheeda Lake, BC, Canada

 

by D.A.R. Mackay and G.J. Simandl

 

GeoFile 2014-6 contains the results of a stream sediment orientation survey carried out on the Wicheeda carbonate complex, the most promising REE prospect in British Columbia.  Portable XRF was used to determine relative concentrations of pathfinder elements in stream sediment samples and identify the +125 μm stream sediment size fraction as the most useful for indicator mineral studies.  Trends observed in the pXRF data were interpreted alongside the known mineralogy of the Wicheeda carbonatite to predict indicator minerals associated with the deposit.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-06.aspx

 

 

GeoFile 2014-07:  Columbite-tantalite and pyrochlore as indicator minerals for specialty metal deposits
 

by D.A.R. Mackay and G.J. Simandl

 

GeoFile 2014-7 presents mineral chemistry discrimination diagrams for pyrochlore and columbite-tantalite minerals.  These diagrams can be used to explore for undiscovered specialty metal deposits.  They are based on new microprobe analyses from British Columbia carbonatites and worldwide data compiled from literature.
 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/GF2014-07.aspx


 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-3 


January 23, 2014

    

GeoFile 2014-02:  Southern Nicola Arc Project 2013: Geochemical data

 

by M.G. Mihalynuk, J.M. Logan and L.D. Diakow

 

Geofile 2014-2 contains analytical results from samples collected during fieldwork conducted as part of the Southern Nicola Arc Project (SNAP), which is a component of the BC Porphyry Deposit Initiative. It augments data released as part of Geofile 2013-5.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-2.aspx

 

 

GeoFile 2014-03:  Southern Nicola Arc Project 2013: Geochronological data

 

by M.G. Mihalynuk, R.M. Friedman, J.E. Gabites and J.M. Logan

 

Geofile 2014-3 contains the results, methodology, and quality control data from geochronological analyses of samples collected during fieldwork conducted as part of the Southern Nicola Arc Project (SNAP), which is a component of the BC Porphyry Deposit Initiative.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-3.aspx

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-2 


January 27, 2014

    

Open File 2014-03; also released as Geological Survey of Canada Open File 7570: Preliminary geology and geochemistry of the Giant Mascot ultramafic-mafic intrusion, Hope, southwestern British Columbia

 

by Manor, M.J., Wall, C.J., Nixon, G.T., Scoates, J.S., Pinsent, R.H., and Ames, D.E.

 

Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide deposits in supra-subduction zone or ‘orogenic’ settings are becoming an increasingly important economic resource worldwide yet remain poorly understood and underexplored. Projects initiated recently under the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI-4) Program in the Canadian Cordillera seek to address critical knowledge gaps in order to develop new mineral deposit models and robust exploration criteria. The Giant Mascot ultramafic-mafic intrusion in the southeastern part of the Coast Plutonic Complex is host to British Columbia’s only former nickel mine (1958-1974). The deposit is unusually enriched in Ni-Cu-PGE sulphides and the main ore minerals are pyrrhotite, pentlandite, chalcopyrite and minor pyrite. The sulphide mineralization is hosted primarily by dunite and peridotite in 28 sub-vertical, pipe-like orebodies aligned along a W-E trend. The geological map incorporates original and new mapping supplemented by a compilation of published and unpublished geochemical data for major and trace elements including platinum-group elements. Field mapping and ongoing geochronological studies indicate that the ultramafic-mafic suite intruded the Settler schist and diorite of the Spuzzum pluton during a period of arc magmatism in the Late Cretaceous.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/OF2014-03.aspx

 

   

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-2 


January 23, 2014

    

GeoFile 2014-01:  Lithogeochemical data from the Late Triassic Rayfield River nepheline-normative syenite pluton, 70 Mile House BC

 

by J.M. Logan and P. Schiarizza

 

Geofile 2014-1 contains analytical results from mineralized and unaltered, fresh samples collected during a two-week field investigation of the Rayfield River pluton, which was conducted as part of the ongoing BC Geological Survey’s Porphyry Deposit Initiative. The central Nicola Arc project focused on determining the geological setting, age, and style of copper-gold mineralization of the alkalic Rayfield River pluton ( Late Triassic). The composition, age, and location of the Rayfield River pluton suggest that it is part of the highly prospective Late Triassic (205-200 Ma) Copper Mountain magmatic belt.

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2014-1.aspx

 

 

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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter

Release Notification 2014-1 


January 23, 2014

    

At 9:00 am, Monday January 27, the British Columbia Geological Survey will release four annual publications.

 

Please note: the links provided below will not function until the specified hour of release.

 

Geological Fieldwork 2013: A summary of field activities and current research.

British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2014-01

 

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/Fieldwork/Pages/GeologicalFieldwork2013.aspx

 

 

Provincial Summary Exploration and Mining in British Columbia in 2013

British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2014-01.

Britton, J., Katay, F., Jago, P., Kyba, J.,  Li, G., Madu, B., and Northcote, B., 2014

 

 

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2014-1.aspx

 

 

Regional Geologist Summaries, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia in 2013

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/ExplorationinBC/Pages/2013.aspx

 

 

Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in British Columbia, 2013. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-01.

Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J.,  Li, G., Madu, B., and Northcote, B., 2014

 

 

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2014/Pages/2014-1.aspx

 

 
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Mines and Mineral Resources Division

BC Geological Survey E-NewsLetter 


January 22, 2014

   

British Columbia Geological Survey geologists will be presenting the results of ongoing programs at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2014) sponsored by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC) at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

 

Monday, January 27

Session: Official opening ceremonies and regional reviews

Stanley Park Ballroom , second level, Westin Bayshore

 

9:40-10:05

Exploration and development in the western Canadian Cordillera in 2013

Bruce Madu, Director, Mineral Development Office, British Columbia Geological Survey

 

Tuesday, January 28

Session: Public geoscience: A resource for you

Stanley Park Ballroom , second level, Westin Bayshore

 

9:30-9:50

Integration and delivery of digital geology: The British Columbia experience

Yao Cui, Senior Geomatics Scientist, British Columbia Geological Survey

 

10:10-10:30

Lifting the burden of overburden in British Columbia: Recent advances in till geochemical surveys

Travis Ferbey, Quaternary Scientist, Cordilleran Geoscience, British Columbia Geological Survey

 

Monday, January 27

General Poster Session

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bayshore Ballroom, level 1, Westin Bayshore

 

Barlow, N. and Hancock, K.

Mining Property File

Britton, J.M.

2013 exploration and mining, Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo Region

Cui, Y.

Integration and delivery of digital geology at the British Columbia Geological Survey

Ferbey, T., Plouffe, A., and Anderson, R.G.

Geochemistry and mineralogy of tills in the Woodjam area: characterizing buried porphyry mineralization and regional bedrock lithological signatures

Han, T., and Nelson, J.

Mapping hydrothermally altered rocks with Landsat 8 Imagery

Logan, J.M., and P. Schiarizza

Rayfield River Cu-Au prospect: another Late Triassic alkalic magmatic center in central British Columbia (NTS 92P/6)

Hancock, K.

Delivering BCGS Databases

Jackson-Brown, S., Scoates, J.S., Nixon, G.T., and Ames, D.E.  Platinum group element mineralization in the DJ/DB zone of the Turnagain Alaskan-type ultramafic intrusion, British Columbia:  Orthomagmatic or hydrothermal origin?

Jago, C. P.

Omineca Region: Exploration and mining

Jago, C. P.

Northeast Region: Exploration and mining

Katay, F.

Exploration and mining in the Kootenay-Boundary Region of BC, 2013

Kyba, J.W.

Regional Exploration using the Jurassic - Triassic Unconformity in Northwestern BC

Luck, P. and Simandl, G.J.

Stream sediment geochemical/indicator mineral orientation survey, Lonnie Nb prospect, British Columbia, Canada

Mackay, D.A.R., and Simandl, G.J.

Columbite-tantalite and pyrochlore as indicator minerals for

specialty metal deposits.

Mackay, D.A.R., and Simandl, G.J.

Fine-tuning stream sediment chemistry and indicator mineral methodology in exploration for carbonatite-related REE targets, Wicheeda Lake, BC, Canada

Mackay, D.A.R., and Simandl, G.J.

Stream sediment orientation survey, Aley carbonatite niobium deposit, British Columbia, Canada

Makin, S.A., Simandl, G.J., and Marshall, D.

Fluorite and its potential as an indicator mineral for carbonatite-related rare earth element deposits

Manor, M.J., Scoates, J.S., Nixon, G.T., Ames, D.E., Friedman, R.M., Corey J. Wall, C.J.

Dating one of the world's youngest magmatic Ni deposits: U-Pb

geochronology of the Giant Mascot Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Hope, B.C.

Meredith-Jones, S.

Updating the MINFILE database

Mihalynuk. M.G.

Southern Nicola Arc Project highlights

Nelson, J.

Structural and stratigraphic control of porphyry and related mineralization in the Treaty Glacier – KSM – Brucejack – Stewart trend of western Stikinia

Northcote, B.

Exploration and mining in southwestern BC, 2013

Rukhlov, A., Nelson, J., Hickin, A., and Han, T.

Carlin gold in B.C.?

Schiarizza, P.

Geology and relationships of the Granite Mountain batholith and Burgess stock

Wilcox, A., and Fuller, T.

Improving your BC Mineral Assessment Reports – advancements in mineral exploration information

Zhao, S., Cui, Y., and Desjardins, P.

Development of web services to deliver geoscience using MapGuide Open Source

  

 

Wednesday, January 29

Dedicated British Columbia Geological Survey poster session and informal presentations

10:00-11:30

BC Room (Seymour Room), the East Hallway, Grand Ballroom level

 

Time

Presenter

Title

Authors

10:00-10:10

P. Schiarizza

Geological setting of the Granite Mountain batholith, host to the Gibraltar Cu-Mo porphyry deposit

P. Schiarizza

10:12-10:22

Jim Logan

The Rayfield River pluton, south-central British Columbia (NTS 92P/6): Geologic setting and copper mineralization

J.M. Logan and P. Schiarizza

10:24-10:36

JoAnne Nelson

Structural and stratigraphic control of porphyry and related mineralization in the Treaty Glacier – KSM – Brucejack – Stewart trend of western Stikinia

J. Nelson

10:38-10:50

Mitch Mihalynuk

Southern Nicola Arc project highlights

M.G. Mihalynuk

10:52-1102

Tian Han

Mapping hydrothermally altered rocks with Landsat 8 Imagery

T. Han and J. Nelson

11:04-11:16

George Simandl

Applied research on specialty metals­–results and output of Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4

G. Simandl

11:18-11:30

Alexei Rukhlov

Carlin gold in BC?

A. Rukhlov, J.Nelson, A. Hickin, and T. Han

 

Throughout the conference, BCGS, in conjunction with Mineral Titles, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations and FrontCounter BC will be holding informal presentations and consultations in the BC Room (Seymour Room). Topics to be considered include: Mineral Titles information and permitting; Assessment Reports; MINFILE; Property File; MapPlace; environmental assessment information; landowner notification; electronic submission of Notice of Work Applications and Amendments; and Crown Granted 2 Post Mineral Claims.

 

 

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