April 14, 2015
Geoscience BC Releases Two Reports at KEG 2015: Maximizing Value from Public Datasets

 Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of two reports during the Kamloops Exploration Group Conference. Both reports add value to publicly available data, by making some data more usable for exploration programs on Northern Vancouver Island and in west-central BC:
  • Report 2015-04: Catchment Analysis Applied to the Interpretation of New Stream Sediment Data from Northern Vancouver Island (NTS 102I and 092L)
  • Report 2015-06: Historical Exploration Data Capture Pilot Project, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 093L)

A brief description of each report is provided below. Both reports are available for download through Geoscience BC's website at www.geosciencebc.com/s/DataReleases.asp and are loaded into our Earth Science Viewer at www.geosciencebc.com/s/WebMaps.asp.



Geoscience BC Report 2015-04: Catchment Analysis Applied to the Interpretation of New Stream Sediment Data from Northern Vancouver Island (NTS 102I and 092L)

Geoscience BC Report 2015-04 presents final map products and data files that will add value to existing stream sediment datasets obtained from moss mat samples collected as part of Geoscience BC's Northern Vancouver Island Exploration Geoscience Project, as well as datasets from an earlier reanalysis project in the area. Using copper as the demonstration element, this study illustrates a variety of ways to process raw copper data in areas strongly influenced by a particular rock type (in this case, the mafic volcanic rocks of the Karmutsen Formation and diabase sills of the Mount Hall Gabbro). The map products are designed to illustrate the relative effects of different data processing options for copper. Digital data files contain catchment polygons plus leveled and residual data for a number of elements.

As this information is not readily available to most prospectors and geologists working for small exploration companies, the report products are hoped to encourage further mineral exploration on the north island.

View the Geoscience BC Report 2015-04 in our Earth Science viewer:

Launch the Earth Science Viewer for GBCR 2015-04

For more information about this project, go to www.geosciencebc.com/s/2014-001.asp.

For more information about the Northern Vancouver Island Exploration Geoscience Project, go to www.geosciencebc.com/s/NorthernVancouverIsland.asp.



Geoscience BC Report 2015-06: Historical Exploration Data Capture Pilot Project, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 093L)

Geoscience BC Report 2015-06 is the final report for a pilot project that focused on digitizing exploration data from original scanned pdf assessment reports filed within NTS 1:250,000 map area 093L. Data such as soil geochemistry and drillhole and rock samples have been converted into downloadable and interactive digital formats. The report provides recommendations to improve the rate of data capture in the future.

View the Geoscience BC Report 2015-06 in our Earth Science viewer:

Launch the Earth Science Viewer for GBCR 2015-06

For more information about this project, go to www.geosciencebc.com/s/2014-005.asp.




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