Geoscience BC in 2019: Summary of Activities and Annual Report Now Available

Vancouver, BC – January 20, 2020 – Geoscience BC has published its Minerals and Energy & Water Summary of Activities 2019 volumes and Annual Report 2019. The Summary of Activities volumes include technical papers from Geoscience BC-supported research projects and Scholarship winners in 2019. The Annual Report is an overview and ‘report card’ for 2019.

The Summary of Activities 2019: Minerals (Geoscience BC Report 2020-01) volume contains 20 technical papers that introduce or report on progress from ongoing Geoscience BC-supported minerals projects and 2019 scholarship winners. The papers contribute to meeting our strategic objectives of identifying new natural resource opportunities and advancing science and innovative geoscience technologies. They describe new exploration, geochemistry and machine learning tools; and introduce new initiatives focused on preserving BC’s geological heritage. There is also an overview of the Vancouver Island North Regional Project, and final data from this project will be published on January 21, 2020.

The Summary of Activities 2019: Energy and Water (Geoscience BC Report 2020-02) volume contains 15 technical papers that contribute to meeting our strategic objectives of advancing science and innovative geoscience technologies, facilitating responsible natural resource development, enabling clean energy and understanding water. Highlights include: a collaborative project between the Geological Survey of Canada and five universities to map the geothermal resource potential at Mount Meager; two papers from Dr. Marc Bustin, and his students, on Triassic source rock characteristics in northeast British Columbia along with two papers outlining current research into groundwater in areas close to natural gas development.

The Geoscience BC Annual Report 2019 is the second ‘report card’ against Geoscience BC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022. It contains an overview of recent research from our Minerals, Energy and Water strategic scientific research focus areas.

Limited print copies of the  Summary of Activities volumes and Annual Report are available from the Geoscience BC office in Vancouver and at our booth (#217) at the AME Roundup 2020 conference from January 20th to January 23rd at no charge.

Public Information from the British Columbia Geological Survey

The British Columbia Geological Survey has published its Geological Fieldwork 2019; Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019; and British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2019 documents. They are available on the BCGS website here.

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