This project will help reconstruct the geological evolution of the mineral-rich East Kootenay Region and determine if rock units containing garnet minerals might direct explorers to hidden mineralization.
The East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia hosts numerous rich mineral deposits, including the world-class Sullivan zinc, lead and silver deposit, and has potential to host many more. However, it is difficult to identify where to focus mineral exploration activities because there is an incomplete understanding of the complex rock units and their relationships to each other. A clearer understanding of the geological history of the area will highlight the region’s mineral potential.Show more
This project is designed to:
The new earth science information generated by this project will increase exploration efficiency by enabling smarter targeting based on a deeper understanding of the rocks and structures.
In addition to identifying mineral opportunities, the availability of new regional earth science data provides First Nations, regional districts, governments and local communities with a better understanding of the resources in their area leading to more informed land-use and resource management decisions.Show more
The area of investigation for this project lies between Nelson in the northwest corner and Creston in the southeast, in the southern interior of British Columbia in an area known as the East Kootenays. Geologically, it is on the eastern limb of the Purcell Anticlinorium and the Kootenay Arc, both regionally-important structures associated with mineral deposits in the region.Show more