September 21, 2016
New Bedrock Geology Maps for Explorers in British Columbia

 Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of two new bedrock geology maps, which consist of integrated geological maps supporting mineral exploration in southern and central British Columbia:
  • Report 2016-08: Geology of the Almond Mountain Map Sheet (NTS 082E/07)
  • Report 2016-12: Distribution and Nature of the Eocene Ootsa Lake Group in the Chilcotin Plateau, parts of Quesnel and Anahim Lake map areas (NTS 093B & 093C), central British Columbia
A brief description of each map and accompanying data are provided below. Both maps are available through Geoscience BC's website or our Earth Science Viewer.

New understandings of gold and base-metal mineralizing systems, Tertiary extension, and magmatism north of the Greenwood district

The Almond Mountain map sheet is located north of the community of Greenwood in southern BC, situated between the base- and precious-metal deposits of the Franklin, Greenwood and Beaverdell camps. In Geoscience BC Report 2016-08 Trygve Höy presents a new 1:50,000 scale geology map for the Almond Mountain map sheet, derived from 1:20,000 scale mapping of select areas and compilation of existing regional geological, geophysical and geochemical information. The map is accompanied by shapefiles, and geochemical and Minfile compilations.

View 2016-08 Report in Earth Science Viewer


Improving our understanding of the Chilcotin Plateau: Updated geological information near Nazko, BC

Geoscience BC Report 2016-12 presents an update on a previous report aimed at understanding the lithological and structural framework of Eocene rocks in the Nechako region (Geoscience BC Report 2011-13). Both reports present the work undertaken by Esther Bordet as part of her PhD research undertaken through the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at UBC. The highlight of this new report is an updated bedrock geology map in the Nazko area, which is supported by a field and analytical database, GIS files and a compilation of all publication produced as part of this project.

View 2016-12 Report in Earth Science Viewer

For additional information, please contact

Bas Brusche
Vice President, External Relations
Geoscience BC
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