Geoscience BC Report 2011-7 and
BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, Energy Open File 2011-1

Preliminary bedrock topography and drift thickness of the Montney Play area
by A.S. Hickin (BC Ministry of Energy and Mines)
Cartography by M.A. Fournier (MAF Geographix)

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Five maps from the Montney Play Area of northeast British Columbia are presented that depict bedrock topography, drift thickness, modern, interpretation of paleovalleys, and density of bedrock contact point data. The bedrock topography has been modelled based on ~1500 subsurface data records from several shallow subsurface data sources including: water well data from British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Prairie Farmers Rehabilitation Administration, several academic sources (Rutter, 1977; Mathews, 1978, 1980; Hartman, 2005; Hartman and Clague, 2008), and geological sections logged from exposures in the Murray, Pine, and Pouce Coupe river valleys and more than 500 surface observations stations from fieldwork and aerial photographs.

Funding for this work was provided, in part, by the Montney Water Project, a collaborative effort between Geoscience BC, industry partners and the BC government, with support from the Science and Community Environmental Knowledge (SCEK) Fund.

Suggested Reference
Hickin, A.S. (2011): Preliminary bedrock topography and drift thickness of the Montney Play area; BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, Energy Open File 2011-1 and Geoscience BC, Report 2011-07, 2 maps, scale 1:500 000.

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