Critical Minerals in Mine Tailings and Waste Rock Focus of New Geoscience BC Study

Vancouver, BC – January 22, 2024 – A new Geoscience BC collaborative program is supporting innovation in mineral exploration and development with a province-wide study to highlight where potential concentrations of critical metals and minerals may be found in mine tailings and waste rock. Critical minerals and metals are essential for technologies – such as […]

Report: BC Coalfields May Become Critical Minerals Source

Vancouver, BC – January 22, 2024 – A new report released by Geoscience BC indicates the potential for coalfields in British Columbia’s East Kootenays to host elevated concentrations of rare earth elements. Rare earth elements (REEs), a group of elements with uses in technologies such as turbines and electric motors, are important to Canada’s transition […]

2023 Geoscience BC Minerals and Energy Research Summaries Now Available

Vancouver, BC – January 22, 2024 – Research papers summarizing Geoscience BC minerals and energy research projects and scholarships are now available in the Summary of Activities 2023 volume.   The Summary of Activities 2023 (Geoscience BC Report 2024-01) contains eleven technical papers from ongoing Geoscience BC projects and the Geoscience BC Scholarship Program 2023 recipients. Nine […]

Summary of Activities 2023

ISSN 2562-8623 (Print) / ISSN 2562-8631 (Online) Geoscience BC, Report 2024-01 Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2023 contains eleven papers from Geoscience BC projects and Geoscience BC Scholarship 2023 recipients that are within Geoscience BC’s strategic focus area of minerals and energy.  Limited print copies of both volumes are available from Geoscience BC. Please contact […]

New Geoscience BC Collaboration to Help Guide Carbon Storage Decisions in Central and Northern BC

Vancouver, BC – January 16, 2024 – A new Geoscience BC geological carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will assess potential for storing carbon emissions in parts of central and northern British Columbia. The project will provide essential public and foundational geological research needed to inform a transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Geoscience BC […]

Geoscience BC Quarterly eNews | Updates on Geoscience BC projects, research, membership, and more.

Vancouver – January 11, 2024 – This quarterly update from Geoscience BC covers the October to December quarter and provides the latest update on Geoscience BC research, Project Concepts, membership and more.   View Quarterly eNews Update About Geoscience BC Geoscience BC’s independent, public geoscience is a first link in the supply chain for Canada’s […]

Geoscience BC at AME Roundup 2024

Geoscience BC will be at the AME Roundup 2024 conference from January 22 to 25, 2024 at Booth #1310 to share information about newly completed research, a new critical minerals and metals research project and our popular membership and sponsorship program. The transition to net-zero emissions and supply security issues are increasing interest in British Columbia’s natural […]

Geoscience BC Geothermal Study Zooms-in on Kootenay Lake Area Geothermal Potential

Project lead Gord MacMahon will present an online technical talk to the Canadian Energy Geoscience Association on March 27, 2024. Details will be confirmed in early March. Vancouver, BC – January 9, 2024 – A new report published by Geoscience BC provides further evidence of a potential geothermal direct-heat source near Kootenay Lake in BC’s Southeast […]

Extended Agreement Secures Ongoing Seismicity Monitoring and Reporting

Vancouver, BC – December 14, 2023 – Seismic events related to natural gas development (hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal) will continue to be monitored and published in British Columbia’s Northeast Region thanks to the extension of a Geoscience BC and BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS) funding partnership into 2024. The BC […]

Digging Deep: Update on Collaborative Energy Research – the BC Seismic Research Consortium – November 2023

By: Randy Hughes, Manager Energy & Water This edition of the Digging Deep blog provides updates on the BC Seismic Research Consortium over the past two years and details a 12-month extension of the project.    A previous edition of Digging Deep provides further background. Induced Seismicity Monitoring Passes 10-year Milestone Since 2012, monitoring of induced […]