Geoscience BC and MDRU Release a Surficial Geochemical Exploration Data Compilation for BC

December 21, 2016 - Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of an exciting compilation of exploration geochemistry from 15 porphyry deposits across BC.

A brief description of the report is provided below. The report is now available through Geoscience BC's website or our Earth Science Viewer.

Surficial Geochemical Exploration Data for British Columbia Porphyry Copper Deposits
by F.A. Blaine, C.J.R. Hart and S. Jenkins
Mineral Deposit Research Unit, UBC

Geoscience BC Report 2016-15 provides the mineral-exploration community with easy access to surficial geochemistry data and related information to facilitate exploration and discovery of BC porphyry deposits.

For a selected group of 15 porphyry deposits, geochemical information available in print form has been compiled, digitized and updated to meet modern geospatial standards, and paired with spatial datasets related to the physiographic setting, glacial history, surficial materials and other geological factors that may influence geochemical distributions. These data packages are presented as 15 self-extracting data archives in ArcGIS(r) .mpk map package format that allow the user a high degree of flexibility to visualize the data with their own constraints. Users can thus visually and mathematically interrogate data to reveal relationships within the datasets, and potentially develop new models of geochemical dispersion in postglacial environments.

Examples of how such data can be utilized to understand the relative importance of surficial processes, terrain and climate in producing modern geochemical signals in these types of environments are briefly discussed.

View 2016-15 Report in Earth Science Viewer

For additional information, please contact

Carolyn Baldridge
Manager, Communications and Outreach
Geoscience BC
Cell: 778-833-4771

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