Geoscience BC Report 2008-11 includes results from the original 1978 survey, instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) data released in 1995, and the new ICP-MS data. The information has been provided in a variety of digital formats. PDF files include survey descriptions and details regarding methods, field and analytical data listings, summary statistics, sample location map, geology map and maps for individual metals. Raw digital data files used in the production process are included in XLS and DBF formats.
The resulting geochemical data compilation will provide the mining and exploration community with over 90 elements in stream sediments for each of the 2128 sample sites at an average density of one site every 8 km2. In addition, the work will complement other geoscience research and data mining activities as well as ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive collection of geochemical information for the province. Currently, the provincial database includes analytical information for approximately 65 000 sample sites and covers over 70% of BC.