September 21, 2010
Geoscience BC Releases Report 2010-14: Relative Drift Thickness Map, North-Central BC (93G, 93H/w, & 93J/s)

 Note: GBC Report 2010-14: Geoscience BC Report 2010-14: "Relative Drift Thickness Map, North-Central BC (93G, 93H/w, & 93J/s)" was updated on September 22, 2010

Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of Geoscience BC Report 2010-14: "Relative Drift Thickness Map, North-Central BC (93G, 93H/w, & 93J/s)."

The map shows relative drift thickness in north-central BC, covering NTS mapsheets 93G, 93H/w and 93J/s. Constructed from previous mapping and recent field-checking, the map is intended as an aid to mineral exploration, providing information on the distribution and relative thickness of surficial sediments and generalized ice flow history. This will help to determine areas that are more suited for drift prospecting and bedrock prospecting, as well as provide guidance as to the dominant transport direction when interpreting the results of geochemical surveys.

The map in PDF format, the ESRI ArcGIS map document and data used to produce the map are included in this release. The datasets include ice flow indicators, drift thickness and outcrop locations, along with base map features providing background context. The report is by D.M. Maynard, B.C. Ward, M. Geertsema, N. Roberts and D. Sacco, and is an interim project deliverable for GBC Project 2007-026 (

Geoscience BC Report 2010-14 is now available from Geoscience BC's website at

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