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
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Foreword
(PDF document, 85 KB)
Note: Also contains the document title page, publishing information and table of contents
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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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S. Abadzadesahraei, S.J. Dry 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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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T. Hy 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)

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

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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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