Geoscience BC at Roundup 2010 and Recent Website Updates

January 14, 2010-Geoscience BC (GBC) is pleased to highlight the following:
  • Upcoming GBC Data Releases
  • GBC Activities at the Mineral Exploration Roundup (January 18-21)
  • Recent Updates to GBC's website

Upcoming GBC Data Releases at Roundup
GBC will be releasing five reports on Monday January 18 at the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference in Vancouver. GBC Summary of Activities 2009, Report 2010-1 GBC's annual technical publication, Summary of Activities 2009, will be released on Monday January 18, 2010 at 8 am. Limited hard and digital copies will be available from GBC's Roundup booth on January 20 and 21 (Wednesday and Thursday) at no charge. The individual papers will be available for download from GBC's website ( GBC Report 2010-3: An Assessment of Soil Geochemical Methods for Detecting Copper-Gold Porphyry Mineralization through Quaternary Glaciofluvial Sediments at the Kwanika Central Zone, North-Central British Columbia GBC will also be releasing GBC Report 2010-3 at 8 am on Monday January 18. As part of a GBC-funded study by Heberlein Geoconsulting, a geochemical orientation survey was carried out over the blind Central Zone Cu-Au porphyry deposit at Kwanika (Serengeti Resources Inc.) in north-central BC. The objective of this study was to test various widely used partial and selective extractions in a challenging cover environment to determine which performs the best at detecting the mineralization. In addition, the study aims to provide the mining industry with guidance on the optimum combination of soil horizon and extraction method for detecting deeply buried mineralization in areas of thick glacial cover. The results of this report will also be presented at Roundup in the Tuesday morning technical session "The Power of Public Geoscience." Click here for more information on this project. GBC Reports 2010-4 and 2010-6: QUEST-South Project Data Release GBC will be releasing the first sets of results from the QUEST-South Project on Monday January 18 at 10:15 am in the Map Tent at Roundup. Report 2010-4 includes ICP-MS results for 8256 reanalyzed stream sediment samples that cover parts of NTS map sheets 082E, L, M and 092H, I, J, O, P. Wayne Jackaman of Noble Exploration Services Ltd. managed this project. Report 2010-6 contains the data and grid files of the QUEST-South airborne gravity, which was flown by Sander Geophysics Ltd. Both QUEST-South reports will be available on CD from GBC at the Map Tent at Roundup on Monday and from GBC's booth on Wednesday and Thursday, and for download from BC Geology Map QUEST Area Update (Geoscience BC Report 2010-5/BCGS Geoscience Map 2010-1/GSC Open File 6476) The BC Geology Map QUEST Area Update, a joint initiative with the British Columbia Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Canada to map the bedrock geology under cover in the QUEST Project area, will be released on Monday January 18th at 11 am. The map will be available for viewing at Roundup on Monday in the Map Tent and Poster Session, and for download through GBC's website.
GBC at Roundup
Come see GBC at Roundup (January 18-21 at the Westin Bayshore):
  • Map Tent (Monday): Join GBC for the QUEST-South data release at 10:15 am
  • Poster Session (Monday): See 22 posters from GBC Projects and Scholarship winners
  • "The Power of Public Geoscience" (Tuesday am Technical Session): GBC presentations focus on GBC-Mineral Deposit Research Unit partnerships and results of GBC Report 2010-3 (see above). Paul Heithersay (Primary Industries and Resources, Government of South Australia) will give a special presentation on the "Implementation of Public Geoscience in South Australia"
  • Booth F27 (Wednesday and Thursday): Pick up copies of GBC's Summary of Activities 2009 volume and our Explorer Magazine

Recent GBC Website Updates
GBC is pleased to announce the recent release of two joint products with the Geological Survey of Canada: GBC Report 2009-2 (Open File 6311) and GBC Map 2009-16-1 (GSC Open File 6230). GBC Report 2009-2/GSC Open File 6311: Indicator Mineral Content and Geochemistry of Stream Sediments and Waters from Northeast British Columbia (NTS 94A, 94B, 94G, 94H, 94I, 94K, 94N, 94O, 94P) (M.W. McCurdy, I.M. Kjarsgaard; S.J.A. Day; R.J. McNeil; P.W.B. Friske; A. Plouffe) A two-year reconnaissance-scale stream and glacial sediment sampling project was implemented by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in 2005 with the objective of evaluating the potential for diamond-bearing kimberlite, gold, base metal and other economic commodities in northeast British Columbia. The first year of the project involved reconnaissance-scale sampling of stream and glacial sediments. In the second and final year of the project, additional sediment samples were collected along three east-west transects located between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. GBC Report 2009-2/GSC Open File 6311 presents the final results of the 2005 and 2006 stream sediment and water sampling program. The report includes an interpretation of kimberlite indicator mineral data in addition to baseline geochemical data for stream silts, waters, heavy mineral concentrates and mineralogical data for heavy mineral concentrates. This activity was funded by GBC and the Geological Survey of Canada. Click here to access GBC Report 2009-2/GSC Open File 6311. GBC Map 2009-16-1 to 4/ GSC Open File 6230: Geology, Chasm Provincial Park and vicinity, British Columbia (R.-E. Farrell, R.G. Anderson, K.A. Simpson, G.D.M. Andrews and J.K. Russell) Chasm Provincial Park is located northeast of Clinton, British Columbia.The landscape and bedrock geology is dominated by the Chilcotin Group basalt. The Chilcotin Group basalt overlies rocks of the Permian Cache Creek Group, Eocene Kamloops Group and Miocene Deadman River Formation. This GBC Report/GSC Open File provides the distribution of these units as well as graphic logs, georeferenced magnetic susceptibility data, geochronology sample locations, and mineral deposits localities. The main focus of this publication is the volcanic facies distribution of the Chilcotin Group basalt, which is well exposed in the Chasm Canyon. Click here to access GBC Map 2009-16-1/GSC Open File 6311.
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