Geoscience BC Report 2014-10 presents the geochemical and mineralogical data from the first year of the TREK surface geochemistry survey. TREK, short for Targeting Resources through Exploration and Knowledge, is a regional project designed to provide a new geological understanding of the central part of British Columbia's Interior Plateau to encourage exploration in this highly prospective, yet underexplored, region of the province. To accomplish this goal, regional data including surface geochemistry, airborne geophysics and geology data will be integrated. The surface geochemistry program will compile a comprehensive data set consisting of new and historical geochemical data and the reanalysis results of archived samples.
2013 was the first year of the TREK surface geochemistry survey and focused on the eastern portion of the TREK project area. Basal till is the primary sample medium of the geochemistry survey and is targeted using basal till potential maps produced for this project (Sacco et al., 2014). Where till was not present, lake sediment samples were collected. These sample results alone, and combined with the TREK airborne geophysical survey (Geoscience BC Report 2014-04), will provide new geological information to help vector exploration efforts in BC's Interior.