Summary of Activities

The annual Summary of Activities volume is Geoscience BC's primary technical publication for reporting results of ongoing and completed projects which are supported through Geoscience BC funding. It contains geoscience articles produced by Geoscience BC consultants, project proponents and students on topics relevant to both mineral and oil & gas exploration in British Columbia.

Prior to 2008, Geoscience BC published technical papers in the annual Geological Fieldwork: A Summary of Field Activities and Current Research volume produced by BC Geological Survey.

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Report # Title
2018-01 Summary of Activities 2017: Minerals and Mining
2018-04 Summary of Activities 2017: Energy
2017-01 Summary of Activities 2016
2016-01 Summary of Activities 2015
2015-01 Summary of Activities 2014
2014-01 Summary of Activities 2013
2013-01 Summary of Activities 2012
2012-01 Summary of Activities 2011
2011-01 Summary of Activities 2010
2010-01 Summary of Activities 2009
2009-01 Summary of Activities 2008
2008-01 Summary of Activities 2007
2007-01 Geological Fieldwork 2006
2006-01 Geological Fieldwork 2005

Summary of Activities 2017: Minerals and Mining

ISSN 2561-4584 (Print) / ISSN 2561-4592 (Online)

Summary of Activities 2017: Minerals and Mining Geoscience BC, Report 2018-01

Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2017: Minerals and Mining includes 11 papers from ongoing and completed Mineral geoscience projects. Authors include both Geoscience BC proponents and Scholarship winners. An additional 10 papers from ongoing and completed Energy geoscience projects can be found in the companion volume Summary of Activities 2017: Energy.

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Individual Papers
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Foreword
(PDF document, 116 KB)
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B.E. Madu and T. Ballantyne
Search project: Phase III activities in north-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.2 MB)

1
M. Rahimi, J.J. Angen and C.J.R. Hart
Application of ASTER data to identify potential alteration zones on Microwave ridge, northeastern Search project area, west-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.4 MB)

7
D.C. Arne, R. Mackie, C. Pennimpede and E. Grunsky
Integrated assessment of regional stream-sediment geochemistry for metallic deposits in northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.9 MB)

23
D.F. McLeish, A.E. Williams-Jones, W.S. Board and J.R. Clark
Nature and origin of the Brucejack highgrade epithermal gold deposit, northwestern British Columbia: 2017 update
(PDF document, 13.6 MB)

31
T. Höy
Geology of the Greenwood map area, Boundary district, southern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.0 MB)

41
N.A. Rioseco and D.R.M. Pattison
Preliminary investigations of the metamorphic and thermochronological interface between the Purcell Anticlinorium and the Kootenay Arc, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 13.3 MB)

47
R.L. Simister, P.A. Winterburn and S.A. Crowe
Responses of the soil microbial community to weathering of ore minerals
(PDF document, 2.7 MB)

57
M.L. Mackay, R.L. Leeder, L. Giroux, H. Dexter, M. Holuszko, J. Halko, C. Howey and D. Thomas
Producing clean coal from western Canadian coalfields using the water-based Roben Jig process
(PDF document, 4.8 MB)

69
V. Kumar, A. Kumar and M.E. Holuszko
Occurrence of rare-earth elements in selected British Columbian coal deposits and their derivative products
(PDF document, 1.3 MB)

87
L.M. Volden, D. Kirste, R.A. Gordon and M. Bianchin
Geochemistry of selenium in the residual from biologically treated mine-impacted waters
(PDF document, 0.5 MB)

101
S.S.S. Vanderzee, I.M. Power, G.M. Dipple and P.M.D. Bradshaw
Carbon mineralization in ultramafic tailings, central British Columbia: a prospect for stabilizing mine waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
(PDF document, 0.3 MB)

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Summary of Activities 2017: Energy

ISSN 2561-4606 (Print) / ISSN 2561-4614 (Online) Summary of Activities 2017:Energy Geoscience BC, Report 2018-04

Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2017: Energy includes 10 papers from ongoing and completed Energy geoscience projects. Authors include both Geoscience BC proponents and Scholarship winners. An additional 11 papers from ongoing and completed Minerals and Mining geoscience projects can be found in the companion volume Summary of Activities 2017: Minerals and Mining.

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Individual Papers
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Foreword
(PDF document, 113 KB)
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M.J. Whiticar, L.E. Christensen, C.J. Salas and P. Reece
GHGMap: novel approach for aerial measurements of greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.6 MB)

1
C. Evans and B.J. Hayes
British Columbia Natural Gas Atlas update 2017: recorrelation changes the picture
(PDF document, 114 KB)

11
A. Babaie Mahani and H. Kao
Attenuation of groundmotion amplitudes from small-magnitude earthquakes in the Montney play, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.3 MB)

15
A.M.M. Bustin and M. Longobardi
Collecting groundmotion data for the mitigation and prevention of seismicity induced by hydraulic fracturing in the Montney Formation, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 0.7 MB)

23
P.A. Monahan, V.M. Levson, B.J. Hayes, K. Dorey, Y. Mykula, R. Brenner, J. Clarke, B. Galambos, C. Candy and C. Krumbiegel
Mapping the amplification of seismic ground-motion hazard in the Montney play area, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.5 MB)

29
P.L. Silva and R.M. Bustin
Preliminary liquid hydrocarbon potential assessment of the Doig Formation, northeastern British Columbia and west-central Alberta, based on thickness, organic richness and maturity
(PDF document, 15 MB)

39
T.K. Wilson and R.M. Bustin
Regional variability of reservoir properties of the Devonian shales of northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 14 MB)

51
A.G. Cahill, J. Chao, O. Ford, B. Ladd, E. Prystupa, K.U. Mayer, D. Tannant, A. Black, S. Crowe, S. Hallam, B. Mayer, C. van Geloven, L.A. Welch, V. Levson and R.D. Beckie
Establishment of a field stations for the multidisciplinary study of fugitive gas, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.9 MB)

65
W.L. Quinton, A.A. Berg, O. Carpino, R.F. Connon, J.R. Craig, E. Devoie and E. Johnson
Toward understanding the trajectory of hydrological change in the southern Taiga Plains, northeastern British Columbia and southwestern Northwest Territories
(PDF document, 3.3 MB)

77
M.S. Simons, D.M. Allen, D. Kirste and L.A. Welch
Modelling the disposal of highly saline wastewater in the Paddy and Cadotte members, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.3 MB)

87

Summary of Activities 2016
Summary of Activities 2016 Geoscience BC, Report 2017-01

Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2016 includes 33 papers from ongoing and completed Mineral and Energy geoscience projects. Authors include both Geoscience BC proponents and Scholarship winners.

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Individual Papers
Page
Foreword
(PDF document, 85 KB)
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Energy Projects  
A.M.M. Bustin and R.M. Bustin
Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Anomalous Induced Seismicity Due to Hydraulic Fracturing in the Montney Formation, Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.2 MB)

1
A. Babaie Mahani, H. Kao, J. Johnson and C.J. Salas
Ground Motion from the August 17, 2015, Moment Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing in Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.4 MB)

9
B.J.R. Hayes, B. Nassichuk, R. Bachman, J.S. Clarke, R. Wust and K. Michaud
Identification and Evaluation of New Resource Oil Plays in Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 620 KB)

15
B. Wang, R. Harrington, Y. Liu and H. Kao
Remote Dynamic Triggering of Earthquakes in Three Canadian Shale Gas Basins, Northeastern British Columbia and Alberta, Northwest Territories and New Brunswick: Progress Report
(PDF document, 555 KB)

21
P.L. Silva and R.M. Bustin
Status Report on Petroleum System Analysis Study of the Triassic Doig Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 953 KB)

25
T.K. Wilson and R.M. Bustin
Unconventional Petroleum Systems Analysis of Upper Devonian Organic-Rich Shale Units in the Horn River and Liard Basins, Northeastern British Columbia and Adjacent Western Alberta: Preliminary Report
(PDF document, 953 KB)

29
N. Vaisblat, N.B. Harris, C. DeBhur, T. Euzen, M. Gasparrini, V. Crombez, S. Rohais, F. Krause and K. Ayranci
Diagenetic Model for the Deep Montney Formation, Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.7 MB)

37
J.N. Owen and R.M. Bustin
Implications of the Inorganic Geochemistry of FlowbackWater from the Montney Formation, Northeastern British Columbia and Northwestern Alberta: Progress Report
(PDF document, 944 KB)

49
A. Gupta, M. Xu, H. Dehgahnpour and D. Bearinger
Preliminary Report on Hydration-Induced Swelling of Shale in the Horn River Basin, Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.5 MB)

55
S.E. Morgan, D.M. Allen, D. Kirste and C.J. Salas
Investigating the Role of Buried Valley Aquifer Systems in the Regional Hydrogeology of the Peace River Region, Northeastern British Columbia (Parts of NTS 094A, B)
(PDF document, 2.7 MB)

63
S. Abadzadesahraei, S.J. Déry and J. Rex
Quantifying the Water Balance of Coles Lake in Northeastern British Columbia Using In Situ Measurements and Comparisons with Other Regional Sources of Water Information
(PDF document, 594 KB)

69
C. Evans and M.J. Whiticar
British Columbia Natural Gas Atlas Project: 2016 Project Update
(PDF document, 93 KB)

75
W.L. Quinton, J.R. Adams, J.L. Baltzer, A.A. Berg, J.R. Craig and E. Johnson
Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition: Traversing the Southern Margin of Discontinuous Permafrost with Hydrological, Ecological and Remote Sensing Research, Northeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Northwest Territories
(PDF document, 583 KB)

79
K. Palmer-Wilson, W. Walsh, J. Banks and P. Wild
Techno-Economic Assessment of Geothermal Energy Resources in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 419 KB)

87
Minerals Projects  
B. Madu
Search Project: Phase II Activities in West-Central British Columbia (Phases I and II, covering NTS 093E, F, G, K, L,M, N, 103I)
(PDF document, 1.1 MB)

91
W. Jackaman
Ongoing Development of British Columbia's Regional Geochemical Database Using Material Saved from Previous Field Surveys
(PDF document, 1.5 MB)

95
D.A. Sacco, W. Jackaman, R.E. Lett and B. Elder
Identifying Mineral Exploration Targets in the TREK Project Area, Central British Columbia (Parts of NTS 093B, C, F, G), Using a Multimedia and Multivariate Analysis of Geochemical Data and a Preliminary Method of Sediment Transport Modelling
(PDF document, 3.3 MB)

101
P.W.G. van Geffen and E.B. Bluemel
Clay-Fraction Till Geochemistry of the TREK Project Area, Central British Columbia (Parts of NTS 093B, C, F, G): Progress Report
(PDF document, 966 KB)

113
E.B. Bluemel and P.W.G. van Geffen
Adding Value to Regional Till Geochemical Data through Exploratory Data Analysis, TREK Project Area, Central British Columbia (parts of NTS 093B, C, F, G)
(PDF document, 4.5 MB)

115
R.L. Chouinard, P.A. Winterburn, M. Ross and R.G. Lee
Surficial Geochemical Footprint of Buried Porphyry Cu-Mo Mineralization at the Highland Valley Copper Operations, South-Central British Columbia: Project Update
(PDF document, 3.1 MB)

125
R. Yehia, D.R. Heberlein and R.E. Lett
Rapid, Field-Based Hydrogeochemical-Survey Analysis and Assessment of Seasonal Variation Using a Field-Portable Photometer and Voltammeter, Marmot Lake NTS Area, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 093B/13)
(PDF document, 1.7 MB)

133
D.R. Heberlein and C.E. Dunn
Preliminary Results of a Geochemical Investigation of Halogen and Other Volatile Compounds Related to Mineralization, Part 1: Lara Volcanogenic Massive-Sulphide Deposit, Vancouver Island (NTS 092B/13)
(PDF document, 2.7 MB)

141
D.R. Heberlein and C.E. Dunn
Preliminary Results of a Geochemical Investigation of Halogen and Other Volatile Compounds Related to Mineralization, Part 2: Mount Washington Epithermal Gold Prospect, Vancouver Island (NTS 092F/14)
(PDF document, 2.3 MB)

151
C.J.R. Hart and S. Jenkins
Surficial Geochemical Map Packages for British Columbia Porphyry Systems
(PDF document, 2.5 MB)

159
J.K. Mortensen, K. Lucas, J.W.H. Monger and F. Cordey
Synthesis of U-Pb and Fossil Age, Lithogeochemical and Pb-Isotopic Studies of the Paleozoic Basement of the Quesnel Terrane in South-Central British Columbia and Northern Washington State
(PDF document, 4.9 MB)

165
F. Bouzari, C.J.R. Hart, T. Bissig and G. Lesage
Mineralogical and Geochemical Characteristics of Porphyry-Fertile Plutons: Guichon Creek, Takomkane and Granite Mountain Batholiths, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 092I, P, 093A, B)
(PDF document, 4.0 MB)

189
R.J. Chapman, D.A. Banks and C. Spence-Jones
Detrital Gold as a Deposit-Specific Indicator Mineral, British Columbia: Analysis by Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma--Mass Spectrometry
(PDF document, 4.6 MB)

201
K. Byrne, G. Lesage, S.A. Gleeson and R.G. Lee
Large-Scale Sodic-Calcic Alteration Around Porphyry Copper Systems: Examples from the Highland Valley Copper District, Guichon Batholith, South-Central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.5 MB)

213
D.F. McLeish, A.E. Williams-Jones and W.S. Board
Nature and Origin of the Brucejack High-Grade Epithermal Gold Deposit, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 104B)
(PDF document, 3.5 MB)

223
M.E. Campbell and J.H. Dilles
Magmatic History of the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Copper-Gold Porphyry District, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 104B)
(PDF document, 3.5 MB)

233
T. Höy and G.M. DeFields
Geology of the Northern Extension of the Rock Creek Graben, Christian Valley Map Area, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 082E/10)
(PDF document, 5.8 MB)

245
F. Cook
Merging Geological, Seismic-Reflection and Magnetotelluric Data in the Purcell Anticlinorium, Southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 747 KB)

257
M.J. Flynn and B.E. Madu
Unlocking the Value of Open Data in British Columbia: A Mining Industry Knowledge Hub
(PDF document, 947 KB)

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Summary of Activities 2015
Summary of Activities 2015Geoscience BC, Report 2016-01

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Foreword
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Minerals Projects  
J.J. Angen, J.M. Logan, C.J.R. Hart and R. Kim:
TREK geological mapping project, year 2: update on bedrock geology and mineralization in the TREK project area, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.21 MB)

1
F. Bouzari, C.J.R. Hart, T. Bissig and G. Lesage:
Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of porphyry-fertile plutons: Guichon Creek, Takomkane and Granite Mountain batholiths, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.95 MB)

17
T. Höy:
Geology of the Kettle River area, Almond Mountain project, southern British Columbia
(PDF document, 10.0 MB)

23
W. Jackaman and D.A. Sacco:
Reconnaissance biogeochemical survey using spruce tops in the West Road (Blackwater) River area, Fraser Plateau, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.58 MB)

35
B.E. Madu:
Search: Geoscience BC's new minerals project in west-central British Columbia (Phases I and II)
(PDF document, 1.05 MB)

39
   
Energy Projects  
B. Brown, P. Gisselø, and M. Best:
SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic systems for hydrogeological mapping in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.77 MB)

43
R.M. Bustin and A.M.M. Bustin:
Potential for natural-gas liquid from western Canadian shales: regional variation in thermal maturity and gas composition, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.95 MB)

49
E.A Letham and R.M. Bustin:
Apparent permeability effective stress laws: misleading predictions resulting from gas slippage, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.05 MB)

55
B.J.R. Hayes, V. Levson, J. Carey and Y. Mykula:
Interpretation of Quaternary sediments and depth to bedrock, Peace project area, northeastern British Columbia: project update
(PDF document, 10.1 MB)

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C.J. Hickson, G. Huttrer, T. Kunkel, J. Majorowicz, R. Yehia, J. Lund, K. Raffle, M. Moore, G. Woodsworth, T. Boyd, and L. Hjorth:
Investigating the potential for direct-use geothermal resources in British Columbia: a new Geoscience BC project
(PDF document, 7.58 MB)

69
A.Babaie Mahani, H. Kao, D. Walker, J. Johnson and C. Salas:
Regional monitoring of induced seismicity in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.34 MB)

79
W.L. Quinton, J.R. Adams, J.L. Baltzer, A.A. Berg, J.R. Craig and E. Johnson:
Permafrost ecosystems in transition: understanding and predicting hydrological and ecological change in the southern Taiga Plains, northeastern British Columbia and southwestern Northwest Territories
(PDF document, 405 KB)

89
   
Scholarship Recipients  
S. Abadzadesahraei, S.J. Déry, and J. Rex:
Quantifying the water budget for a Northern Boreal watershed: the Coles Lake study, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.67 MB)

95
M.M. Bodnar and P.A. Winterburn:
Integration of surface regolith mapping and soil field measurements with geochemistry in a till-covered terrain, Lara volcanogenic massive-sulphide deposit, southern Vancouver Island
(PDF document, 6.37 MB)

101
A.E. Gegolick, C.M. Furlong, T.L. Playter, D.T. Prenoslo, M.K. Gingras and J.-P.Zonneveld:
Facies analysis and ichnology of the upper Montney Formation in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.23 MB)

111
J. Granek and E. Haber:
Advanced geoscience targeting via focused machine learning applied to the QUEST project dataset, British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.81 MB)

117
N.J. Harrichhausen, C.D. Rowe, W.S. Board, and C.J. Greig:
Structure of a high-grade, electrum-bearing quartz-carbonate vein stockwork at the Brucejack deposit, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.44 MB)

127
R.S. Kim, C.J.R. Hart, J.J. Angen and J.M. Logan:
Stratigraphic and lithological constraints of Late Cretaceous volcanic rocks in the TREK project area, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.26 MB)

139
S. McGoldrick, A. Zagorevski, D. Canil, A.-S. Corriveau, S. Bichlmaier and S. Carroll:
Geology of the Cache Creek terrane in the Peridotite Peak-- Menatatuline Range area, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 12.5 MB)

149
D.T. Prenoslo, A.E. Gegolick, M.K. Gingras and J.-P. Zonneveld:
Preliminary report: biogenic controls on reservoir properties in the Lower Triassic Montney Formation, Dawson Creek area, northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta
(PDF document, 561 KB)

163
S.D. Rich and P.A. Winterburn:
Geochemical mapping of the Deerhorn copper-gold porphyry deposit and associated alteration through transported cover, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.24 MB)

167
S. Rosset and C.J.R. Hart:
Hydrothermal alteration and mineralization at the Kerr and Deep Kerr Cu-Au porphyry deposits, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 7.06 MB)

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Summary of Activities 2014
Summary of Activities 2014Geoscience BC, Report 2015-1

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Foreword
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Minerals Projects  
D.A. Sacco and W. Jackaman
Targeted geochemical and mineralogical surveys in the TREK project area, central British Columbia: year two
(PDF document, 15.4 MB)

1
R.E. Lett and W. Jackaman:
Tracing the source of anomalous geochemical patterns in carbonate-rich bog soils near the Nazko volcanic cone, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.6 MB)

13
by J.J. Angen, E. Westberg, C.J.R. Hart, R. Kim and C. Raley:
TREK geology project: recognizing Endako Group and Chilcotin Group basalts from airborne magnetic data in the Interior Plateau region, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.3 MB)

21
R. Kim, C.J.R Hart, J.J. Angen and E. Westberg:
Characterization of Late Cretaceous volcanic suites in the TREK project area, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.6 MB)

33
D. Arne and O. Brown:
Catchment analysis applied to the interpretation of new stream sediment data from northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.8 MB)

41
R. Yehia and D.R. Heberlein:
Use of a field portable photometer for rapid geochemical analysis of stream and spring waters: a case history from Poison Mountain, southwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.0 MB)

47
M.G. Sánchez, T. Bissig and P. Kowalczyk:
Toward an improved basis for beneath-cover mineral exploration in the QUEST area: new structural interpretation of geophysical and geological datasets
(PDF document, 4.4 MB)

53
F. Bouzari, C.J.R. Hart and T. Bissig:
Mineralogical characteristics of porphyry-fertile plutons: Guichon Creek, Takomkane and Granite Mountain batholiths, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.8 MB)

63
T. Höy and W. Jackaman:
Geological mapping, compilation and mineral evaluation of the Almond Mountain map sheet, southern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.1 MB)

69
M. Seabrook and T. Höy:
Structural controls on the Kimberley gold trend, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.0 MB)

73
S. Kennedy and T. Höy:
Mud volcanoes in the Purcell Basin and their relevance to Middle Proterozoic massive-sulphide Ag-Pb-Zn deposits, Southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 0.5 MB)

77
C.E. Kilby and M.A. Fournier:
Historical exploration data capture pilot project, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.5 MB)

79
   
Oil and Gas Projects  
B.J.R. Hayes, S. Macleod and J. Carey.:
Characterization of Belloy, Kiskatinaw and Debolt water disposal zones in the Montney play area, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.4 MB)

85
R.M. Bustin, E. Munson, E. Letham and A.M.M. Bustin:
Quantification of the gas- and liquid-in-place and flow characteristics of shale and other fine-grained facies in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.1 MB)

89
   
Scholarship Recipients  
N.L. Cook and C.J.R. Hart:
Carbonate alteration footprints of carbonate-hosted zinc-lead deposits in southeastern British Columbia: applying carbon and oxygen isotopes
(PDF document, 2.2 MB)

95
R.J. D'Souza and D. Canil:
Preliminary results from a trace-element study of amphibole-cumulate rocks from the Bonanza Arc, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.2 MB)

103
D.A.R. Mackay, G.J. Simandl, B. Grcic, C. Li, P. Luck, M. Redfearn and J. Gravel:
Evaluation of Mozley C800 laboratory mineral separator for heavy mineral concentration of stream sediments in exploration for carbonatite-hosted specialty metal deposits: case study at the Aley carbonatite, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.2 MB)

111
S.W. Mak, E. Eberhardt and J.A. Meech:
Assessing fracture network conductivity of prefeasibility-level high-temperature geothermal projects using discrete fracture network modelling at the Meager Creek site, southwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.0 MB)

123
N. Mostaghimi, L. Kennedy and J. Gabites:
Structural geology of the Granite Lake pit, Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine, south-central British Columbia: preliminary observations
(PDF document, 8.1 MB)

129
L.K. Pisiak, D. Canil, C. Grondahl, A. Plouffe, T. Ferbey and R.G. Anderson:
Magnetite as a porphyry copper indicator mineral in till: a test using the Mount Polley porphyry copper-gold deposit, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.1 MB)

141
L.M. Theny, H.D. Gibson and J.L. Crowley:
Uranium-lead age constraints and structural analysis for the Ruddock Creek zinc-lead deposit: insight into the tectonic evolution of the Neoproterozoic metalliferous Windermere Supergroup, northern Monashee Mountains, southern British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.7 MB)

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Summary of Activities 2013
Summary of Activities 2013Geoscience BC, Report 2014-1

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Minerals Projects  
Reichheld, S.A.:
Documentation and assessment of exploration activities generated by Geoscience BC data publications, QUEST Projects, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.8 MB)

1
Clifford, A.L. and Hart, C.J.R.:
Targeting Resources through Exploration and Knowledge (TREK): Geoscience BC's newest minerals project, Interior Plateau region, British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.0 MB)

13
Sacco, D.A., Jackaman, W. and Ferbey, T.:
Targeted geochemical and mineralogical surveys in the TREK Project area, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 15 MB)

19
Lett, R.E. and Jackaman, W.:
Geochemical expression in soil and water of carbon dioxide seepages near the Nazko volcanic cone, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.1 MB)

35
Bordet, E., Mihalynuk, M.G., Hart, C.J.R. and Sanchez, M.:
Three-dimensional thickness model for the Eocene volcanic sequence, Chilcotin and Nechako plateaus, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.2 MB)

43
Celis, M.A., Bouzari, F., Bissig, T., Hart, C.J.R. and Ferbey, T.:
Petrographic characteristics of porphyry indicator minerals from alkali porphyry copper-gold deposits in south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.7 MB)

53
del Real, I., Hart, C.J.R., Bouzari, F., Blackwell, J.L., Rainbow, A. and Sherlock, R.:
Relationships between calcalkalic and alkali mineralization styles at the copper-molybdenum Southeast Zone and copper-gold Deerhorn porphyry deposits, Woodjam property, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 17.9 MB)

63
Mortensen, J.K.:
U-Pb ages, geochemistry and Pb-isotopic compositions of Jurassic intrusions, and associated Au(-Cu) skarn mineralization, in the southern Quesnel terrane, southern British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.8 MB)

83
Webster, E.R. and Pattison, D.R.M.:
U-Pb dates for the Nelson and Bayonne magmatic suites in the Salmo-Creston area, southeastern British Columbia: tectonic implications for the southern Kootenay Arc
(PDF document, 9.6 MB)

99
Clifford, A.L.:
SEEK project update: Stimulating Exploration in the East Kootenays, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.5 MB)

115
   
Oil and Gas Projects  
Salas, C.J., Walker, D.:
Update on regional seismograph network in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.1 MB)

123
Hayes, B.J.R. and Costanzo, S.:
Subsurface aquifer study to support unconventional gas and oil development, Liard Basin, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.6 MB)

127
Salas, C.J., Murray, D. and Davey, C.:
Horn River Basin Water Project update, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.5 MB)

135

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Simpson, K.A., Kowalczyk, P.L. and Kirkham, G.D.:
Update on Geoscience BC's 2012 geophysical programs
(PDF document, 2.5 MB)

1
Jackaman, W. and Lett, R.E.W.:
Updating the British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey database with new field survey and sample reanalysis data to support mineral exploration
(PDF document, 3.4 MB)

5
Logan, J.M. and Iverson, O.:
Dease Lake Geoscience Project: geochemical characteristics of Tsaybahe, Stuhini and Hazelton volcanic rocks, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 16 MB)

11
Lewis, P.D., Hart, C.J.R. and Simpson, K.A.:
Re-release of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit's Iskut River area maps (1989--1993), northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.5 MB)

33
Celis, M.A., Hart, C.J.R., Bouzari, F., Bissig, T. and Ferbey, T.:
Porphyry indicator minerals (PIMs) from alkalic porphyry copper-gold deposits in south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.6 MB)

37
Heberlein, D.R., Dunn, C.E. and Macfarlane, W.:
Use of organic media in the geochemical detection of blind porphyry copper-gold mineralization in the Woodjam property area, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 9.4 MB)

47
Bissig, T., Heberlein, D.R. and Dunn, C.E.:
Geochemical techniques for detection of blind porphyry copper-gold mineralization under basalt cover, Woodjam prospect, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.1 MB)

63
del Real, I., Hart, C.J.R., Bouzari, F., Blackwell, J.L., Rainbow, A., Sherlock, R. and Skinner, T.:
Paragenesis and alteration of the Southeast Zone and Deerhorn porphyry deposits, Woodjam property, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.8 MB)

79
Höy, T.:
Burrell Creek map area: setting of the Franklin mining camp, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.0 MB)

91
Webster, E.R. and Pattison, D.R.M.:
Metamorphism and structure of the southern Kootenay Arc and Purcell Anticlinorium, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 8.0 MB)

103
Hartlaub, R.P.:
The SEEK Project: Stimulating Exploration in the East Kootenays, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.2 MB)

119
Reichheld, S.A.:
Documentation and assessment of exploration activities generated by Geoscience BC data publications
(PDF document, 2.8 MB)

125
   
Oil and Gas Projects  
Salas, C.J., Walker, D. and Kao, H.:
Creating a regional seismographic network in northeastern British Columbia to study the effect of induced seismicity from unconventional gas completions
(PDF document, 1.1 MB)

131
Salas, C.J. and Murray, D.:
Developing a water monitoring network in the Horn River Basin, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.0 MB)

135
Saha, G.C., Paul, S.S., Li, J., Hirshfield, F. and Sui, J.:
Investigation of land-use change and groundwater--surface water interaction in the Kiskatinaw River watershed, northeastern British Columbia
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Simpson, K.A.:
QUEST-Northwest: Geoscience BC's new minerals project in northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.2 MB)

1
Logan, J.M., Diakow, L.J., van Straaten, B.I., Moynihan, D.P. and Iverson, O.:
QUEST-Northwest mapping: BC Geological Survey Dease Lake Geoscience Project, northern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.4 MB)

5
Jackaman, W.:
QUEST Northwest Project: new regional geochemical survey and sample reanalysis data, northern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.5 MB)

15
   
Minerals Projects  
Devine, F.:
Porphyry Integration Project: bringing together geoscience and exploration datasets for British Columbia's porphyry districts
(PDF document, 5.4 MB)

19
Blaine, F.A. and Hart, C.J.R.:
Geochemical-exploration models for porphyry deposits in British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.5 MB)

29
Meuzelaar, T. and Monecke, T.:
Fluid controls on ore genesis in the Eskay Creek deposit, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.9 MB)

41
Stumpf, A.J.:
Development of a database for geoscience field observations, west-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.4 MB)

53
Ward, B.C., Leybourne, M.I. and Sacco, D.A.:
Heavy mineral analysis of till samples within the QUEST Project area, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 7.5 MB)

59
Vaca, S., Bissig, T., Raudsepp, M. and Hart, C.J.R.:
Chemical variations of pyroxene and Fe-Ti--oxide crystals in basalts hosting Cu-Au porphyry mineralization in the Quesnel terrane, interior British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.9 MB)

69
Höy, T. and Jackaman, W.:
Geological mapping, regional data compilation and mineral evaluation in the Burrell Creek map area, southeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 0.5 MB)

79
   
Oil and Gas Projects  
Chapman, A., Kerr, B. and Wilford, D.:
Hydrological modelling and decision-support tool development for water allocation, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 2.6 MB)

81
Chalmers, G.R.L., Bustin, R.M. and Bustin, A.A.M.:
Geological controls on matrix permeability of the Doig-Montney hybrid shale-gas--tight-gas reservoir, northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.0 MB)

87
Golding, M.L., Mortensen, J.K., Zonneveld, J-P. and Orchard, M.J.:
Biostratigraphy and sedimentary provenance of Lower and Middle Triassic natural-gas--bearing rocks in northeastern British Columbia: progress report
(PDF document, 5.8 MB)

97
Henderson, C.M., Zubin-Stathopoulos, K.D. and Dean, G.J.:
Chronostratigraphic and tectonostratigraphic summary of the Late Paleozoic and Early Triassic succession in east-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 1.6 MB)

115
Kushnir, A., Andrews, G., Russell, J.K., Enkin, R.J., Kennedy, L.A., Heap, M.J. and Quane, S.:
Rock physical-property measurements for the Nechako Basin oil and gas region, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.8 MB)

125
Spratt, J.E., Farquharson, C.G. and Craven, J.A.:
Analysis of magnetotelluric transfer functions to determine the usefulness of ZTEM data in the Nechako Basin, south-central British Columbia
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Devine, F.:
Porphyry Integration Project: combining British Columbia's Wealth of datasets with modern exploration geoscience at the district scale to provide new insight into porphyry-deposit exploration strategies
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1
Heberlein, D.R. and Dunn, C.E.:
Preliminary results of a vegetation, Ah-horizon soil and charcoal geochemical investigation at the Kwanika Central zone, north-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 11.5 MB) (file size-reduced version, 1.0 MB)

5
Mitchinson, D.E. and Enkin, R.J.:
Continued investigations of physical property–geology relationships in porphyry-deposit settings in the QUEST and QUEST-West project areas, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 12.9 MB) (file size-reduced version, 979 KB)

17
Norris, J.R., Hart, C.J.R., Tosdal, R.M. and Rees, C.:
Magmatic Evolution, mineralization and alteration of the Red Chris copper-gold porphyry deposit, northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 8.0 MB) (file size-reduced version, 705 KB)

33
Meuzelaar, T. and Monecke, T.:
Carbonaceous mudstone hosting the Eskay Creek deposit, northwestern British Columbia: multivariate statistical analysis of compositional trends
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45
Stumpf, A.J.:
Quaternary geology and till geochemistry of the Bulkley River valley, west-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.6 MB) (file size-reduced version, 352 KB)

57
Ferbey, T.:
Quaternary geology and till geochemistry of the Colleymount map area, west-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.0 MB) (file size-reduced version, 406 KB)

65
Ward, B.C., Leybourne, M.I. and Sacco, D.:
Drift prospecting within the QUEST Project area, central British Columbia: potential for porphyry copper-gold, volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization and gold-copper veins
(PDF document, 31.8 MB) (file size-reduced version, 2.6 MB)

73
Mortensen, J.K., Rhys, D.A. and Ross, K.:
Investigations of orogenic gold deposits in the Cariboo gold district, east-central British Columbia: final report
(PDF document, 3.8 MB) (file size-reduced version, 512 KB)

97
Chapman, R.C. and Mortensen, J.K.:
Characterization of placer- and lode-gold grains as an exploration tool in east-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 10.4 MB) (file size-reduced version, 762 KB)

109
Vaca, S., Bissig, D.E., Mitchinson, S., Barker, S. and Hart, C.J.R.:
Variability in the basaltic rocks hosting copper-gold porphyry mineralization in the Quesnel terrane, south-central British Columbia: geochemistry, stable isotopes and physical properties
(PDF document, 7.7 MB) (file size-reduced version, 606 KB)

123
Mortensen, J.K., Lucas, K., Monger, J.W.H. and Cordey, F.:
Geological investigations of the basement of the Quesnel terrane in southern British Columbia: progress report
(PDF document, 3.7 MB) (file size-reduced version, 258 KB)

133
Paradis, S., Keevil, H., Simandl, G.J. and Raudsepp, M.:
Geology and mineralogy of carbonate-hosted nonsulphide Zn-Pb mineralization in southern and central British Columbia
(PDF document, 35.2 MB) (file size-reduced version, 2.4 MB)

143
Enkin, R.J., Paradis, S. and Simandl, G.J.:
Physical properties of carbonate-hosted nonsulphide Zn-Pb mineralization in southern and central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.9 MB) (file size-reduced version, 897 KB)

169
Jackaman, W.:
British Columbia Regional Geochemical Survey Program: new analytical data and sample archive upgrades
(PDF document, 10.1 MB) (file size-reduced version, 901 KB)

181
   
Oil and Gas Projects  
Hayes, B.J.R., Hume, D.W., Webb, G., Costanzo, S., Hopkins, M. and McDonald, D.:
Deep aquifer characterization in support of Montney gas development, northeastern British Columbia: progress report
(PDF document, 6.7 MB) (file size-reduced version, 500 KB)

189
Brown, D.A.:
Overview of the Montney Water Project: a new Geoscience BC initiative in northeastern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.1 MB) (file size-reduced version, 377 KB)

195
Bustin, R.M., Chalmers, G. and Bustin, A.A.M.:
Quantification of the gas-in-place and flow characteristics of tight gas-charged rocks and gas-shale potential in British Columbia
(PDF document, 4.0 MB) (file size-reduced version, 381 KB)

201
Zubin-Stathopoulos, K.D., Dean, G.J., Spratt, D., Beauchamp, B., Spratt, D.A. and Henderson, C.M.:
Tectonic evolution and paleogeography of Pennsylvanian–Permian strata in east-central British Columbia: implications from stratigraphy, fracture analysis and sedimentology
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209
Henderson, C.M.:
Biostratigraphic correlation and shale fabric of Lower Triassic strata, east-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.2 MB) (file size-reduced version, 291 KB)

223
Golding, M.L., Zonneveld, J-P., Orchard, M.J., Ferri, F. and Mortensen, J.K.:
Stratigraphic correlation and sedimentary provenance of Triassic natural gas–bearing rocks in northeastern British Columbia: correlation from outcrop to the subsurface
(PDF document, 4.0 MB) (file size-reduced version, 545 KB)

229
Bordet, E. and Hart, C.J.R.:
Characterization and structural framework of Eocene volcanic sequences in the Nechako region, central British Columbia
(PDF document, 18.1 MB) (file size-reduced version, 1.4 MB)

239
Smithyman, B.R. and Clowes, R.M.:
Improved near-surface velocity models from the Nechako Basin seismic survey, south-central British Columbia, part 2: full-waveform inversion
(PDF document, 6.0 MB) (file size-reduced version, 565 KB)

255
Talinga, D.A. and Calvert, A.J.:
Velocity models from three-dimensional traveltime tomography in the Nechako Basin, south-central British Columbia
(PDF document, 5.5 MB) (file size-reduced version, 393 KB)

265
Farquharson, C.G., Craven, J.A., Hurich, C.A., Spratt, J.E., Welford, J.K. and Pilkington, M
Modelling and investigation of airborne electromagnetic data and reprocessing of vibroseis data from the Nechako Basin of south-central British Columbia, guided by magnetotelluric results
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