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    September 25, 2016

    British Columbia Geological Survey welcomes Gabe Fortin as our new Geomatics Geoscientist


    British Columbia Geological Survey welcomes Gabe Fortin as our new Geomatics Geoscientist
    The British Columbia Geological Survey is pleased to announce appointing Gabe Fortin as our new Geomatics Geoscientist. Gabe will be responsible for producing and delivering geoscience data through our MapPlace web service.
    With over ten years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, Gabe has worked as a geologist and project manager. While at Aurora Geosciences (Whitehorse and Yellowknife), he designed and managed base metal, precious metal and diamond exploration programs in western and northern Canada, Alaska, and Nevada. In recent years, Gabe has focused on designing and using database-GIS integration to optimize data flow, from entry to use.
    Most of Gabe’s spare time is spent mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and skiing.


    Phone: 250-387-2020

    September 23, 2016


    Further information

    Melanie Mitchell


    Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites
    345 Quebec Street
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 9N3
    (800) 663-5896

    Reduced fee for early registration until October 14


    September 2, 2016

    Open File 2016-2 -An index of base and precious metal regional- to property-scale subglacial till geochemical and mineralogical surveys in British Columbia

    by A.L. Bustard and T. Ferbey 

    Released in PDF, ESRI Map Package, Shapefile, File Geodatabase, and KMZ formats, Open File 2016-2 indexes geographically referenced, regional- and property-scale subglacial till geochemical and mineralogical surveys targeting base and precious metals in British Columbia. It also lists topical studies relevant to drift prospecting in the province and elsewhere. Original source reports can be downloaded using the URLs provided, as can publications that use the data, such as compilations. The digital versions of the index enable advanced searches using fields such as author, source type (digital or PDF), or source.

    This publication is available for free download from the British Columbia Geological Survey 

    British Columbia Geological Survey publications are available online at:


    For further information:


    Tel: 250-952-0387   Fax: 250-952-0381


    July 27, 2016

    Open File 2016-4 -Ice-flow indicator compilation, British Columbia and Yukon (also released as Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8083)

    by H. Arnold, T. Ferbey and A.S. Hickin

    A better understanding of the Cordilleran ice sheet flow history is important for designing, implementing, and interpreting geochemical and mineralogical data from drift prospecting surveys. Building on ice-flow indicator compilations for British Columbia by Ferbey et al. (2013) and Yukon Territory (Lipovsky and Bond, 2014), this map and database illustrate major ice-flow directions for the Canadian sector of Cordilleran ice sheet during the Late Pleistocene.
    The data were derived from published and unpublished surficial geology, terrain, and glacial feature maps. Because field data are sparse in the area ~ 300 km south of the British Columbia -Yukon border, new data were generated using digital stereo airphotos, digital derived-stereo orthophoto mosaics, and digital derived-stereo Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT ) imagery. The raw data are integrated into a single database; no attempt was made to reconcile cases where data from different sources conflict.

    This publication is available for free download from the British Columbia Geological Survey ( and GEOSCAN

    July 12, 2016

    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. 

    June 27, 2016

    Information Circular 2016-5 - The Groundhog coalfield 

    In the Skeena Ranges of northwestern British Columbia, the Groundhog coalfield defines an ovoid (30 x 80 km) area extending southeastwards from the headwaters of the Klappan and Little Klappan rivers to Groundhog Mountain. Coal occurs in several units of the Bowser Lake Group, which consists of Jurassic and early Cretaceous marine and non-marine strata deposited in Bowser Basin. The Groundhog coalfield contains the only significant occurrences of anthracite in Canada. Anthracite is relatively rare, making up about 1% of all coals globally. Of all coals, anthracite has the highest heat content per unit weight. The most significant market for anthracite is as PCI (pulverized coal injection) coal, which is used in making steel.

    April 22, 2016

    Open File 2016-5 - Geometry and valley-fill stratigraphic framework for aquifers in the Groundbirch paleovalley assessed through shallow seismic and ground-based electromagnetic 

    Adrian S. Hickin, Melvyn E. Best and André Pugin




    Paleovalleys are significant sources of groundwater in the South Peace River region. To better understand groundwater availability it is necessary to determine the thickness, lateral extent, and connectivity of Quaternary sediments filling these paleovalleys. Direct observations of subsurface lithologic units (through sediment coring) combined with ground-based electromagnetic (EM) and shallow reflection seismic surveys document the geometry of the Groundbirch paleovalley and establishes the three-dimensional configuration of its sediment fill. The combined data suggest that the Groundbirch paleovalley is 3-4 km wide at its top and trends east-west.  Based mainly on seismic velocity data, the paleovalley may plunge to the west.  Although the EM and seismic data are only effective in the upper 150 m, our interpretation of the seismic data suggests that the paleovalley may extend to depths of >350 m, an interpretation that can be tested by drilling. The stratigraphy of the valley fill includes advance phase glaciolacustrine sediments (glacial Lake Mathews), ice-contact glacial sediments (Late Wisconsinan glaciation), and retreat phase glaciolacustrine sediments (glacial Lake Peace). Gravels and sands deposited during ice margin advance and retreat have the highest potential to host significant aquifers



    April 21, 2016

    Recent journal and conference publications by British Columbia Geological Survey geoscientists


    Davis, W.J., Ootes, L., Newton, L., Jackson, V.A., and Stern, R., 2015. Characterization of the Paleoproterozoic Hottah terrane, Wopmay Orogen using multi-isotopic (U-Pb, Hf and O) detrital zircon analyses: An evaluation of linkages to northwest Laurentian Paleoproterozoic domains. Precambrian Research, 269, 296-310.

    Fajber, R., Simandl, G.J., and Luck, P., 2015. Exploration for carbonatite-hosted niobium-tantalum deposits using biogeochemical methods (orientation survey), Blue River Area, British Columbia, Canada. In: Lasemi, Z., (Ed.), Proceedings of the 47th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, May 15-17, 2011, Champaign, Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey, Circular 587.
    Hickin, A.S., Lian, O.B., and Levson. V.M., 2016. Coalescence of late Wisconsinan Cordilleran and Laurentide ice sheets east of the Rocky Mountain Foothills in the Dawson Creek region, Northeast British Columbia, Canada. Quaternary Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2016.02.005 (in press).
    Mackay, D.A.R., Simandl, G.J., Ma, W., Redfearn, M., and Gravel, J., 2016. Indicator mineral-based exploration for carbonatites and related specialty metal deposits– A QEMSCAN® orientation survey, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 165, 159-173. Access to article is valid until May 21, 2016 at
    Mao, M., Rukhlov, A.S., Rowins, S.M., Spence, J., and Coogan, L.A., 2016, Apatite trace-element compositions: A robust new tool for mineral exploration. Economic Geology, (in press).
    Manor, M.J., Scoates, J.S., Nixon, G.T., and Ames, D.E., 2016. The Giant Mascot Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, southwestern British Columbia: mineralized conduits and sulphide saturation mechanisms in a convergent margin tectonic setting. Economic Geology, 111, 57-87.
    Ootes, L., Davis, W.J., Jackson, V.A., and van Breemen, O., 2015. Chronostratigraphy of the Hottah terrane and Great Bear magmatic zone of Wopmay orogen, Canada, and exploration of a terrane translation model. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 1062-1092.

    Paradis, S., Simandl, G.J., Keevil, H., and Raudsepp, M., 2016. Carbonate-Hosted Nonsulfide Pb-Zn Deposits of the Quesnel Lake District, British Columbia, Canada. Economic Geology, 111, 179-198.
    Simandl, G.J., and Neetz, M., 2016. Industrial minerals in British Columbia. Industrial Minerals, London, March 2016, 26-28.
    Simandl, G.J., Mackay, D.A.R., Ma, X., Luck, P., Gravel, J., Grcic, B., and Redfearn, M., 2015.  Direct and indirect indicator minerals in exploration for carbonatite and related ore deposits — an orientation survey, British Columbia, Canada. In: Application of Indicator Mineral Methods to Mineral Exploration, 27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, April 20-24, 2015, Tucson, Arizona. Association of Applied Geochemists, Short course SC02, 7p.
    Trofanenko, J., Williams-Jones, A.E., Simandl, G.J., and Migdisov, A.A., 2016. The nature and origin of the REE mineralization in the Wicheeda carbonatite, British Columbia, Canada. Economic Geology, 111, 199-223.

    Williamson, N., Ootes, L., Rainbird, R., and Bédard, J., and Cousens, B., 2016, Initiation and early evolution of a continental flood basalt province preserved in the 720 Ma Natkusiak Formation, Victoria Island, Canadian Arctic. Bulletin of Volcanology, 78, 1-19.



    April 19, 2016

    Workshop and Special Session on indicator minerals in exploration geology
    GAC-MAC annual meeting, Whitehorse YT, May 30-June 3

    Pre-conference Workshop, May 30-31
    Indicator minerals in till and stream sediments of the Canadian Cordillera

    Day 1, Monday, May 30
    Technical presentations on the stratigraphy and evolution of the Cordilleran ice sheet, subglacial processes and till formation, sampling and processing methods, case studies, recent developments, and an exercise in which participants design an exploration program based on map, ice-flow, and till geochemistry and mineralogy data.
    Speakers include: S.A. Averill (Overburden Drilling Management), D. Canil (University of Victoria), T. Ferbey (British Columbia Geological Survey), O.B. Lian (University of the Fraser Valley), A. Plouffe (Geological Survey of Canada), A. Rukhlov (British Columbia Geological Survey), G.J. Simandl (British Columbia Geological Survey), and B.C. Ward (Simon Fraser University).
    Day 2, Tuesday, May 31
    Whitehorse-area field trip led by J. Bond (Yukon Geological Survey) devoted to identifying Quaternary sediment types, emphasizing deposits best suited for till geochemistry and mineralogy surveys, and measuring outcrop-scale ice-flow indicators.
    For more information please contact
    Adrian Hickin (British Columbia Geological Survey)
    Alain Plouffe (Geological Survey of Canada)
    Travis Ferbey (British Columbia Geological Survey)


    Conference Special Session Friday, June 3
    Indicator minerals in till and stream sediments

    This special session will examine

    • the mineralogy and geochemistry of surficial sediments, and the texture, chemistry, trace element composition, and dispersal of indicator minerals
    • current models of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet and implications for transport histories
    • exploration case studies from gold, porphyry copper-molybdenum, uranium, and diamond deposits
    • advances in examining indicator mineral assemblage dispersal
    • sample media selection, processing, and quality control/assurance

    View abstracts



    April 18, 2016
    Industrial Minerals in British Columbia
    Simandl, G.J. and Neetz, M.  
    Posted with the permission of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC


    George Simandl and Michaela Neetz of the British Columbia Geological Survey at the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines give a detailed overview of its non-metallic mineral activity and potential.




    March 31, 2016
    BCGS Job Posting - Geomatics Geoscientist

    The British Columbia Geological Survey Branch is searching for a full-time Geomatics Geoscientist

    Requisition 31625
    Ministry: Energy and Mines
    Branch: BC Geological Survey, Mines and Mineral Resources Division
    Posting close date: 2016-04-20
    Location: Victoria
    Job Type: Regular Full Time
    Category: Scientific and Technical

    British Columbia has a vibrant and growing exploration and mining industry that is supported by the BC Geological Survey through the generation and distribution of pre-competitive geoscience information and knowledge. The BC Geological Survey is British Columbia’s oldest scientific agency and is a branch of the Mines and Mineral Resources Division in the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The Survey is responsible for documenting, assessing and archiving the geology and related mineral and coal resources of the Province.  Accessing and visualizing over 100 years of geoscience data, with supporting web services, attracts and encourages investment from the mineral exploration and mining industry. 
    As Geomatics Geoscientist you will conduct scientific analytical studies of geoscience data to discover new spatial and thematic relationships between geoscience data elements and publish project results in reports, on maps and in digital databases.  As a skilled analyst, you conduct scientific examination of geoscience data related to geology, geochemistry, geophysics, remote sensing, mineral deposits, environmental impacts and other types of information.  You provide expert advice regarding the mineral potential of specific areas of the Province to support mineral exploration and government land-use planning and decision-making.  Employing expert communication skills and knowledge of geology and mineral deposits in British Columbia, and professional scientific standards, you provide assistance and formal training to industry and government clients on the Ministry geoscience databases and application dissemination tools.

    As Geomatics Geoscientist, you will manage geoscience data sets, design and implement data models, apply data and schema conversion and transfer functions, and manage the evaluation, selection and implementation of appropriate tools, software, applications and systems.  You will work with a team to standardize spatial geoscience data management and deliver geoscience data through web services.
    An effective leader, you guide project teams to develop strategies to stimulate industry mineral exploration, manage procurement processes for vendors and contractors and supervise junior professional employees.  The Geomatics Geoscientist works with industry, government and university partners to build collaborative projects to achieve maximum research value.
    The British Columbia Geological Survey consists of results-based and client-oriented group of professional geoscientists that strive to be leaders in public geoscience. If you are a geologist with strong geomatics experience, problem solving skills and driven to achieve success, we invite you to apply to this position.

    The full job posting, and instructions on how to apply for the position are available on the BC Public Service Agency website:

    Applications must be sent directly to the BC Public Service Agency; please do not reply to this email.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact


    March 16, 2016

    Geoscience Map 2016-1

    Surficial geology, Moffat Creek area, British Columbia, parts of NTS 93-A/3, NTS 93-A/4, NTS 93-A/5, and NTS 93-A/6.

    Travis Ferbey, V.M. Levson, Alain Plouffe

    Also released as Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 252
    The Moffat creek area includes the Woodjam porphyry Cu-Au-Mo developed prospect. Between Moffat and Woodjam creeks, this prospect consists of six mineralized zones: Megabuck, Deerhorn, Spellbound, Southeast, Takom, and Three Firs. Till deposited during the Late Wisconsinan Fraser Glaciation is the predominant glacial sediment in the area. Landform-scale ice-flow indicators such as drumlins and crag-and-tail ridges, and outcrop-scale features such as striations, demonstrate that ice initially flowed south-southwest and later flowed north-northwest. Hummocky topography and eskers suggest that deglaciation was, at least in part, via downwasting of stagnant ice masses. Important accumulations of glaciofluvial sand and gravel deposits in the Horsefly River valley, and in lower volumes in the southwest part of the study area, represent sources of construction aggregate. Retreat-phase glaciolacustrine sediments were deposited in the Horsefly area and Beaver Creek valley at elevations of up to 800 m above sea level. These deposits could be contemporaneous with, and related to, higher water levels in the Fraser or Quesnel river systems during deglaciation and the formation of glacial Lake Fraser. Alternatively, they could be related to local damming of the Beaver Creek and Horsefly River drainages.



    British Columbia Geological Survey publications are available online at:


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    March 4, 2016


    Please join the British Columbia Geological Survey at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, March 6 - 9, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

    Visit our booth (631,  South Trade Floor) to discuss exploration and mining opportunities in British Columbia with Survey staff, and to receive copies of our latest publications.

    Sunday, March 6: 9:00 - 5:00
    Monday, March 7: 9:00 - 5:00
    Tuesday, March 8: 9:00 - 500
    Wednesday, March 9:00 - 12:00


    On Wednesday, March 9, two British Columbia Geological Survey geologists will present results from work completed as part of the Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-4)

    Level, 700, Room 717
    11:15 - 11:40
    Strategic materials: Fundamentals and new exploration approaches

    George Simandl

    3:15 - 3:40
    Porphyry indicator minerals in subglacial tills of the southern Canadian Cordillera
    Travis Ferbey and Alain Plouffe





    Febuary 19, 2016


    GeoFile release of posters presented at annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2016)

    The following posters, which were presented at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2015), are now available for download:


    GeoFile 2016-5

    Ice-flow indicator compilation for the Cordilleran ice sheet


    Holly Arnold and Travis Ferbey

    GeoFile 2016-6
    Graphite deposits: Origin and economic significance.

    G.J. Simandl, S. Paradis, M. Neetz, and C. Akam

    GeoFile 2016-7
    2015 Skeena Region project highlights

    J. Kyba

    GeoFile 2016-8
    Mining, exploration, and discovery in the Omineca and Northeast regions, 2015

    P. Jago

    GeoFile 2016-9
    Exploration and mining in the Kootenay-Boundary Region, 2015

    F. Katay



    Febuary 2, 2016


    Open File 2000-31  Geochemical exploration models, volume 1: VMS deposits in south-central British Columbia

    Ray Lett and W. Jackaman


    Open File 2000-31 presents the results of surveys that evaluated the geochemical response of precious and polymetallic volcanogenic sulphide (VMS) deposits in Kootenay terrane rocks and developed models for portraying geochemical dispersion in surficial deposits. The update includes a report, maps, and digital data appendices.




    Open File 2001-7  Geochemical exploration models, volume 2: Shale hosted Pb-Zn-Ag deposits in northeastern British Columbia

    Ray E. Lett

    Open File 2001-7 summarizes the results of surveys that examined the geochemical response of massive sulphide mineralization in stream sediment, moss mat sediment, spring sediment, spring water, soil and till in the Gataga district of northeastern British Columbia. The update  includes a report, maps, and digital data appendices.



    January 25, 2016


    GeoFile 2016-1  Supplementary data for application of trace-element compositions of detrital apatite to explore for porphyry deposits in central British Columbia

    Alexei S. Rukhlov, Alain Plouffe, Travis Ferbey, Mao Mao, and Jody Spence

    GeoFile 2016-01 provides tables with electron microprobe (EMPA) and laser ablation – inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (LA-
    ICP-MS) analytical results of apatite grains separated from till and mineralized bedrock samples collected as part of the Geological Survey of Canada’s collaborative Targeted Geoscience Initiative-4 Program. The samples were obtained from the regions of porphyry mineralization at the Gibraltar, Highland Valley Copper and Mount Polley mines, and the Woodjam developed prospect in central British Columbia. This GeoFile serves as a data repository for interpretations presented by Rukhlov et al. (2016) in Geological Fieldwork 2015, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2016-1.



    January 25, 2016


    Open File 2016-3  British Columbia surficial geology map index

    Holly Arnold and Travis Ferbey

    Updating Open File 2013-9, Open File 2016-3 is a province-wide index map that catalogues surficial geology maps produced by the British Columbia Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), and Geoscience BC. In the digital versions of this index, advanced searches can be conducted on fields such as author, source type (data available in digital or PDF form), or source series (Preliminary maps to A Series or Geoscience maps). Publication page URLs are supplied for each map from which the source files, PDFs or digital data can be downloaded. The index is released in PDF, ESRI Geodatabase, Shapefile, and KMZ formats.


    January 22, 2016


    British Columbia Geological Survey at Roundup Conference 2016


    British Columbia Geological Survey geologists will be presenting the results of ongoing programs at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference (2016) sponsored by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC) at the Vancouver Convention Centre-Canada Place.


    Monday, January 25
    Session: Official opening ceremonies and regional reviews
    East Convention Ballroom A/B
    Beating the odds: Mineral exploration and mining in
    British Columbia, 2015.

    Gordon Clarke, (Director, British Columbia Geological Survey Mineral Development Office; British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines)

    Tuesday, January 26
    Session: Public geoscience
    East Exhibit Hall
    Porphyry indicator minerals in tills of the Highland Valley
    copper-molybdenum mine Area, south-central British Columbia

    Travis Ferbey, Alain Plouffe, Aaron Bustard
    Trace element compositions of detrital apatite: A new tool for mineral exploration
    Alexei S. Rukhlov, Mao Mao, Stephen M. Rowins and Travis Ferbey, Alain Plouffe, Laurence A. Coogan and Jody Spence


    Tuesday January 26
    Poster Session: East Convention Level, Ballroom C
    British Columbia Geological Survey geoscientists and the Regional Geologists will present posters highlighting latest program activities.

    Posters can be viewed Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Authors will be present to discuss their work on Tuesday afternoon, from 12:00 to 4:00.


    Arnold, H., and Ferbey, T. Ice-flow indicator compilation for the Cordilleran ice sheet

    Cui, Y., and Miller, D. British Columbia Digital Geology: Progress in data integration

    Ferbey, T.,  Plouffe, A., and Bustard, A.L. Till geochemistry and porphyry indicator mineral studies in the Highland Valley Cu porphyry district, south-central British Columbia

    Han, T., Rukhlov, A.S., and Naziri, M. From lab reports to online distribution: The total solution for the BC Geological Survey’s lithogeochemical data

    Jago, P. Mining, exploration, and discovery in the Omineca and Northeast regions, 2015

    Katay, F. Exploration and mining in the Kootenay-Boundary Region, 2015

    Kyba, J. 2015 Skeena Region project highlights

    Mao, M., Simandl, G., Neetz, M., Spence, J., and Marshall, D. Fluorite trace element chemistry and its potential as an indicator mineral

    Mihalynuk, M., Zagorevski, A., and Joyce, N.L. Northern end of old porphyry Cu-Au belt in BC: Role of Whitehorse Trough fold and thrust belt

    Nelson, J., Kyba, J., and Friedman, R. Detrital zircon data from basal Hazelton clastic strata document the end-Triassic tectonic transition in northern Stikinia

    Nixon, G.T., Manor, M.J., Jackson-Brown, S., Scoates, J.S., and Ames, D.E. Magmatic Ni-Cu±PGE deposits at convergent margins

    Norris, J., and Fuller, T. Mineral Assessment Reports: An update on two decades of reporting (1996-2014)

    Northcote, B.K. Exploration and mining in the West Coast and South Coast regions, 2015

    Rukhlov, A.S., Mao, M., Rowins, S.M., Ferbey, T., Plouffe, A., Coogan, L.A., and Spence, J. Trace-element compositions of detrital apatite: A new tool for mineral exploration

    Schiarizza, P. A stratigraphic framework for the Nicola Group: Preliminary results from the Bridge Lake-Quesnel River area

    Simandl, G., Paradis, S., Neetz, M., and Akam, C. Graphite deposits: Origin and economic significance

    van Straaten, B.I., Nelson, J.L., and Friedman, R.
    Tanzilla: A Middle Jurassic syncollisional porphyry on the northeastern margin of Stikinia

    van Straaten, B.I., Nelson, J.L., and Friedman, R. Kitsault – Red Mountain: Following the Early Jurassic Texas Creek metallogenic event southward

    Zhao, S. and Cui, Y. MapPlace 2: New features and services


    Wednesday January 27
    Presentations at the BC Pavillion
    East meeting rooms 19 and 20 (second floor)

    10:00 to 12:00
    British Columbia Geological Survey project highlights

    10:00-10:20: Steve Rowins, Welcome and BCGS overview

    10:20-10:40: Larry Jones, Introduction to MapPlace2

    10:40-11:00: JoAnne Nelson, Tanzilla: Stikinia's youngest porphyry

    11:00-11:20: Bram van Straaten, Kitsault-Red Mountain: Following the Early Jurassic Texas Creek metallogenic event southward

    11:20-11:40: Mitch Mihalynuk, Comparison of Nicola and Stuhini arc/porphyry belt geometries and their geodynamic origins

    11:40-12:00: Holly Arnold, Ice-flow indicator compilation for the Cordilleran ice sheet

    2:00 to 3:40
    Regional overviews and highlights

    2:00-2:20: Paul Jago, Exploration and mining in the Omineca and Northeast regions, 2015

    2:20-2:40: Jim Britton, Thompson-Okanagan-Cariboo Region: Exploration and mining overview

    2:40-3:00: Jeff Kyba, Skeena Regional highlights

    3:00-3:20: Fiona Katay, Kootenay-Boundary Region: Exploration and mining overview

    3:20-3:40: Bruce Northcote, South and West Coast regions: Exploration and mining Overview

    3:40 to 4:00 Mineral Titles
    Mark Messmer, Chris Newell and Bev Quist, Everything you need to know about reporting exploration work on claims


    January 21, 2016


    British Columbia Geological Survey Annual Releases


    At 9:00 a.m., Monday January 25, the British Columbia Geological Survey will release four annual publications


    Click images to go to webpages. Please note: the links will not function until the specified hour of release.


    Geological Fieldwork 2015: A Summary of Field Activities and Current Research

    British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2016-01






    Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2015

    British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2016-1

    Information Circular 2016-1 presents the provincial overview and region-by-region summaries in a single volume.






    British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2015

    British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2016-2






    Selected exploration projects and operating mines in British Columbia 2015

    British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2016-1

    by Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J. and Northcote, B., 2016





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