Search was a program of three regional airborne geophysical surveys flown across British Columbia’s Northwest, North Central and Northeast Regions between 2015 and 2017. The surveys were designed to highlight geology where mineral deposits might be to help exploration companies, First Nations and governments to plan future land use and to attract investment to BC.
Each survey used magnetometers to record local magnetic variations in the upper region of the Earth's crust. Phases II and III also recorded radiometric (background radioactivity) data to better understand local geology and alteration.
The Search program surveyed 40,300 km2 – an area roughly the size of Switzerland. The regional-scale of the surveys allows broad interpretation of regional mineral potential, while the relatively narrow survey line spacing at 250 meters allows detailed interpretations at a property-scale.
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