Geoscience BC Adds Second Open House to Update on Northern Vancouver Island Minerals Project

5:15 pm to 6:45 pm, September 17th, West Coast Helicopters, 1011 Airport Rd, Port McNeill


Vancouver, BC – September 3, 2019 – Geoscience BC has confirmed details for a second open house to discuss its Vancouver Island North Regional Project.

The Port McNeill open house on September 17th is in addition to the recently-announced September 11th open house in Campbell River to discuss the Vancouver Island North Regional Project that is currently collecting new, high resolution geophysical data in a 6,127 square kilometre area stretching from Port McNeill in the north to Tahsis in the south and close to Sayward in the east.

The project will significantly improve public data available for the area’s geology. The data can be used by the mineral exploration sector, government, communities and Indigenous groups to inform decisions regarding new natural resource opportunities and land use and is expected to attract new mineral exploration investment to the region.

The open houses are a chance to learn more about the research project and to stay up to date on its progress. Geoscience BC will answer questions about what to expect when new geophysical data from the project are published at the AME Roundup conference in Vancouver in January 2020.

Information about a similar, but adjacent Geoscience BC project that took place in 2012 will also be available at the open house.

Port McNeill Open House Details

When:                Tuesday, September 17th from 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Where:               West Coast Helicopters, 1011 Airport Rd, Port McNeill

Who:                  Open to anyone and free to attend.

Drinks and snacks will be provided

Please RSVP here

Campbell River Open House Details

When:                Wednesday, September 11th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Where:               Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th Ave., Campbell River

Who:                  Open to anyone and free to attend.

Drinks and snacks will be provided

Please RSVP here

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For more information, please contact:

Richard Truman
Geoscience BC
604-662-4147 / 778-929-1662 / truman@geosciencebc.com