Collaboration Creates New Minerals Data Compilation for Northwest BC’s Golden Triangle

Collaboration creates public geophysical resource for northwest British Columbias Golden Triangle

Vancouver, BC – September 1, 2021 – A collaboration between Geoscience BC and the mineral exploration and development sector has created a valuable new public data compilation to support economic development and guide decisions about exploration for critical minerals in northwest British Columbia’s Golden Triangle.

Ten mineral exploration and development companies took part in the Golden Triangle Geophysics Data Compilation Project by contributing private geophysical data covering 1,329 km2. The data has been reviewed, purchased and consolidated into newly published public data sets, with original data also available. In addition, data available through the Province of British Columbia’s Assessment Report Index System and other sources of existing public geophysical data have been identified and linked to provide a comprehensive compilation of public geophysical data for the Golden Triangle.

The Golden Triangle area is well-known for hosting current and past mines, as well as hundreds of mineral exploration projects, with the potential to supply critical metals needed to meet forecast demand for clean technology applications such as batteries, electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines.

Commenting on the publication of the data, Geoscience BC Vice President, Minerals Christa Pellett said: “Quality data is essential to guiding exploration for Canada’s critical minerals, and to informing responsible decision making. I would like to thank the companies that contributed data, as well as Indigenous groups and others that helped to guide this valuable, collaborative project.”

Local Indigenous groups provided input on the area of interest for the Golden Triangle Geophysics Data Compilation Project, and the public data generated is being shared with them.

Geoscience BC would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies for contributing data to the project:

Accessing Data
View the project pages (2018-056) for more information.

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For more information, please contact:
Candice Appleby
Geoscience BC