QUEST-Northwest Project

Expanding on the success of Geoscience BC's other QUEST projects, the QUEST-Northwest Project is designed to stimulate exploration interest and investment in the northwest part of the Province, and to enhance the success of exploration activities in the region.

The QUEST-Northwest project currently includes three separate activities: airborne geophysical surveys, a regional ground geochemical program and bedrock geological mapping. In addition to the new high-resolution airborne surveys in the north, an airborne magnetic data compilation project is in development in the Stewart area to the south.

Two airborne magnetic surveys in the Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek areas (Block 1 and Block 2) were flown in August and September 2011, and a third survey was flown in the in the Iskut area in August 2012 (Block 3). All surveys were flown at 250 m line spacing, in an east-west orientation using a HeliMAG stinger system. Block 1 was flown by Aeroquest and Blocks 2 and 3 were flown by GeoData Solutions.

New stream sediment and water samples were collected in the Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek areas in August 2011. The reanalysis component of the project will use existing samples collected in 1987 from northwest of Telegraph Creek.

The regional bedrock mapping program in the Dease Lake area is a partnership between Geoscience BC and the BC Geological Survey (BC Ministry of Energy and Mines). Field mapping was led by the BC Geological Survey and was undertaken in July and August 2011. Mapping was conducted by a small team of geologists accessing the area by truck and helicopter.

To access QUEST-Northwest final datasets, brochures, posters and news releases, scroll down below the map.

Brochures
2011: QUEST-Northwest — New Regional Geoscience Programs in Northwest BC
- QUEST-Northwest Project Brochure, pdf


Posters and Presentations
2013: QUEST-Northwest Airborne Magnetic Survey: Block 3
- Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013 poster (pdf, 33 Mb)

2012: QUEST-Northwest Project: New Regional Geochemical Survey and Sample Reanalysis Data
- Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 poster (pdf, 6.1 Mb)

2012: QUEST-Northwest Airborne Magnetic Surveys
- Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 poster (pdf, 6.6 Mb)

2012: QUEST-Northwest Mapping: BC Geological Survey Dease Lake Geoscience Project (NTS 104J, 104I), Northern British Columbia - BCGS Geofile 2012-07
- Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 poster (pdf, 8.0 Mb)

2012: Mesozoic Magmatic History and Metallogeny of the Hotailuh Batholith (NW BC) - BCGS Geofile 2012-08
- Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 poster (pdf, 6.6 Mb)
Technical Articles
2013: "Update on Geoscience BC's 2012 geophysical programs"
- Summary of Activities 2012, Report 2013-1 p. 1-4 (pdf, 2.5 MB)

2013: "Dease Lake Geoscience Project: geochemical characteristics of Tsaybahe, Stuhini and Hazelton volcanic rocks, northwestern British Columbia"
- Summary of Activities 2012, Report 2013-1 p. 11-32 (pdf, 2.5 MB)

2012: "QUEST-Northwest: Geoscience BC's new minerals project in northwestern British Columbia"
- Summary of Activities 2011, Report 2012-1 p. 1-4 (pdf, 1.2 MB)

2012: "QUEST-Northwest mapping: BC Geological Survey Dease Lake Geoscience Project, northern British Columbia"
- Summary of Activities 2011, Report 2012-1 p. 5-14 (pdf, 2.4 MB)

2012: "QUEST Northwest Project: new regional geochemical survey and sample reanalysis data, northern British Columbia"
- Summary of Activities 2011, Report 2012-1 p. 1-4 (pdf, 2.5 MB)
Final Deliverables
Bedrock Mapping
Geochemical Surveys
Geophysical Surveys

General Maps of Interest

100K Scale Maps - New Data
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 1 Total Magnetic Intensity (pdf, 16MB)
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 1 First Vertical Derivative of the Total Magnetic Field (pdf, 26MB)
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 2 Total Magnetic Intensity (pdf, 8MB)
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 2 First Vertical Derivative of the Total Magnetic Field (pdf, 12MB)
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 3 Residual Magnetic Intensity (pdf, 8MB) - NEW
GBC Airborne Geophysics Block 3 First Vertical Derivative of Residual Magnetic Intensity (pdf, 11MB) - NEW

500K Scale Maps - New Data
QUEST-Northwest Project 2011 Activities Area - QUEST-Northwest 2011 Activities (pdf, 3MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project 2011 Activities Area - GBC Detailed Airborne Mag with NRCAN Mag (pdf, 6MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project 2011 Activities Area - Mineral Tenures with GBC Airborne Mag TMI (pdf, 4MB)

500K Scale Maps - Existing Data
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - Geology (pdf, 6MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - MinFile and Geology (pdf, 5MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - NRCAN Magnetics - Residual Total Field (pdf, 8MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - NRCAN Magnetics - 1st Vertical Magnetic Derivative (pdf, 10MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - NRCAN Gravity - Bouguer Anomaly (pdf, 6MB)
QUEST-Northwest Project Area - NRCAN Gravity - 1st Vertical Gravity Bouguer Anomaly Derivative (pdf, 5MB)

News Releases
June 28, 2012: QUEST-Northwest Project Activities 2012

June 07, 2012: Geoscience BC Releases Report 2012-07: QUEST-Northwest Regional Geochemical Data

April 03, 2012: Geoscience BC Releases Three Reports from the QUEST-Northwest Project

January 25, 2012: Geoscience BC QUEST-Northwest Project Maps Available for Download

January 23, 2012: Geoscience BC Releases First Results from QUEST-Northwest Project

July 20, 2011: Geoscience BC QUEST-Northwest Project Update

April 28, 2011: Geoscience BC Announces QUEST-Northwest Project

 



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