Geoscience BC at AME Roundup 2020

Vancouver – January 13, 2020 – Geoscience BC will be at the AME Roundup 2020 conference at Vancouver’s Convention Centre East from January 20 to 23 with project updates, research posters, opportunities to meet our researchers and new high-resolution geophysical data for northern Vancouver Island. Join us at booth #217.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Summary of Activities 2019

Geoscience BC will release the Summary of Activities 2019 volumes at 7:00 am on Monday January, 20. These volumes summarize the majority of Geoscience BC's completed, ongoing and new research projects in 2019 including:
  • 20 Minerals research papers
  • 10 Energy – Oil & Gas research papers
  • 3 Energy – Geothermal research papers
  • 2 Water research papers.
Hard copies of the Minerals and Energy and Water Summary of Activities 2019 volumes will be available at booth #217 and online at

Minerals Research Posters

Posters providing research updates from 12 Geoscience BC minerals research projects will be part of the AME Roundup 2020 Poster Session on Monday January 20.

Meet the Researchers – Sampling Halogen Elements from Treetops to Guide Mineral Exploration

At 3:00 pm on January 20, researchers from the Sampling Halogen Elements from Treetops to Guide Mineral Exploration minerals research project will be at the Geoscience BC booth (#217) to discuss their project:

Colin Dunn (Colin Dunn Consulting Inc.)
Dave Heberlein (Heberlein Geoconsulting)

This project is analyzing the halogen elements (fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine) in spruce tree top samples collected in central British Columbia during the Geoscience BC-sponsored TREK regional biogeochemical survey in 2015. It will help focus mineral exploration activity in the area by creating the first database of halogen elements in spruce trees and by applying the halogen analytical and sampling techniques developed in previous Geoscience BC-supported projects at a regional scale.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Vancouver Island North Regional Project Data Publication

Geoscience BC plans to release data from the Vancouver Island North Regional Project geophysical survey at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 21. This high-resolution public magnetic and radiometric data is expected to guide new mineral exploration and encourage investment in the area.

Data, reports and maps will be available online at, with data also available to view on Geoscience BC's Earth Science Viewer. Geoscience BC staff will be on hand at booth #217 to provide information and answer questions.

Geoscience BC Adds to the Toolbox: New Geophysics for Northern Vancouver Island

From 1:15 pm to 1:30 pm on Tuesday January 21, Geoscience BC Vice President, Minerals Christa Pellett and in3D Geoscience geophysics consultant Todd Ballantyne will provide a summary of the Vancouver Island North Regional Project as part of the Additions to the Geoscience Toolbox talks on the Innovation Stage at AME Roundup 2020. After the talk, they will be available at the Geoscience BC booth (#217) to answer questions.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Meet the Researchers – Central Interior Copper Gold Research Series

At 3:00 pm on January 22, researchers leading projects in the Central Interior Copper Gold Research (CICGR) series will be available to talk about their projects at the Geoscience BC booth (#217).

CICGR is a major multi-year Geoscience BC series of collaborative minerals earth science projects in British Columbia between the Mount Polley (Quesnel) and Gibraltar (Williams Lake) mines in the south, and the Mount Milligan (Mackenzie) mine in the north. It is designed to highlight potential mineral deposits buried under glacial deposits in order to focus mineral exploration, attract investment and facilitate more informed natural resource decisions.

Wayne Jackaman (Noble Exploration Services) and Dave Sacco (Palmer): Central Interior Copper-Gold Research: Surficial Exploration Project
Diane Mitchinson (University of British Columbia – MDRU): Identification of New Porphyry Potential Under Cover in Central British Columbia

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