September 24, 2013
Geoscience BC Releases Three Reports at the SEG 2013 Conference

 Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of the following three reports:

  • Report 2013-13: Leveraging International Earth Science Standards to Enhance Mineral Exploration Success in British Columbia
  • Report 2013-17: Geochemical Techniques for Detection of Blind Porphyry Copper-Gold Mineralization under Basalt Cover, Woodjam Property, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 093A/03, 06)
  • Report 2013-21: Geology of the Mount Polley Intrusive Complex (Draft Version)


    All three reports are now available for download through Geoscience BC's website at www.geosciencebc.com/s/DataReleases.asp.
      Brief descriptions of each report are provided below.

      Geoscience BC Report 2013-13: Leveraging International Earth Science Standards to Enhance Mineral Exploration Success in British Columbia

      Geoscience BC Report 2013-13 and its associated web pages introduce the use of international earth science standards and how their use can improve the science of minerals exploration in British Columbia. This report relates GeoSciML and EarthResourcesML standard terminologies to a few key BC geoscience databases to demonstrate the effectiveness of using standard terminologies to improve mineral exploration in BC.

      For more information about this project, go to http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/2011-012.asp



      Geoscience BC Report 2013-17: Geochemical Techniques for Detection of Blind Porphyry Copper-Gold Mineralization under Basalt Cover, Woodjam Property, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 093A/03, 06)

      Geoscience BC Report 2013-17 presents the results of a variety of sample media collected over known porphyry style Cu-Au mineralization in the Woodjam area. Exploration for porphyry Cu-Au mineralization throughout a large area of south-central BC has proven challenging because the prospective bedrock is covered by Chilcotin Group basaltic rocks. At the Woodjam property, Chilcotin Group basalt cover occurs adjacent to known porphyry mineralization, and this mineralization may also be present underneath the cover. This report aims to establish a geochemical strategy to "see through" the basalt cover, using a variety of analytical techniques on the different sample media.

      For more information on this project, titled "Seeing through Chilcotin basalts: the geochemical signal of what is hidden underneath", go to http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/2011-016.asp



      Geoscience BC Report 2013-21: Geology of the Mount Polley Intrusive Complex (Draft Version)

      Geoscience BC Report 2013-21 presents a draft version PDF map of the geology of the Mount Polley porphyry copper-gold deposit in central BC. The currently operating Mount Polley mine has focused on several individual mineralized zones that are hosted by hydrothermal breccias associated with emplacement of Late Triassic-age alkalic monzonitic to dioritic rocks within Quesnel terrane. This map is based on several years of work by Imperial Metals Corporation geologists and includes lithology and structural layers, as well as mineralization and alteration maps that draw on surface observations as well as the detailed drill hole database in the mine area. It is produced in partnership with Imperial Metals Corporation through Geoscience BC's Porphyry Integration Project.

      For more information about the Porphyry Integration Project, go to http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/Porphyry.asp




      Geoscience BC

      Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.


      www.geosciencebc.com

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