December 20, 2016
New geoscience in the Purcell Basin

 Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of new geoscience information in southeast British Columbia's Purcell Basin.

A brief description of the report is provided below. The report is now available through Geoscience BC's website or our Earth Science Viewer.


Mud Volcanoes in the Purcell Basin and Their Relevance to Middle Proterozoic Massive-Sulphide Ag-Pb-Zn Deposits, Southeastern British Columbia
by J.S. Kennedy and T. Höy

Geoscience BC Report 2016-19, which was funded as part of Geoscience BC's SEEK (Stimulating Exploration in the East Kootenays) examines fragmental rocks of the Aldridge formation in southeast BC, and their relationship to the Sullivan lead-zinc-gold deposit near Kimberley. The results suggest that geological mapping of fragmental alteration assemblages is an effective tool for their potential for base metal mineralization.

View 2016-19 Report in Earth Science Viewer

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Carolyn Baldridge
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Geoscience BC
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