Currie Point Depth Mapping Pilot Study in Northwest British Columbia

Researcher(s):  J. Witter, C. Miller

Report ID:  GBCR 2016-14

Key Research Organization(s):  Mira Geoscience Ltd.

Focus Area:  Energy-Geothermal

Report Description


Geoscience BC Report 2016-14 presents a Curie point depth mapping pilot study over a small area of northwestern British Columbia. Curie point depth mapping uses regional-scale magnetic survey data to map the depth in the Earth's crust where magnetization disappears. When used in combination with other data (e.g. heat flow) it can be used as a regional-scale geothermal prospecting tool.

In the report results are compared with the BC heat flow map, known volcanism, hot springs and regional geology. Based on the results, the authors recommend using the Curie point depth mapping technique across BC to help guide geothermal exploration programs.

Suggested References

Witter, J and Miller, C. (2016): Curie Point Depth Mapping Pilot Study in Northwest British Columbia; Geoscience BC, Report 2016-14.