Geoscience BC QUEST-Northwest Project Update

July 25, 2012 -Geoscience BC is pleased to announce that Geo Data Solutions GDS Inc. has been selected to fly the 2012 QUEST-Northwest airborne magnetic survey south of Iskut, British Columbia (Block 3 shown on map below). The survey specifications will be similar to two Geoscience BC surveys flown in the area in 2011, with east-west lines spaced 250 m apart. The survey is expected to start in late July and Geoscience BC anticipates being able to release this new data set in early 2013.

The QUEST-Northwest Project, originally launched in 2011, is designed to stimulate new mineral exploration activity in northwest British Columbia, and to enhance the success of existing exploration activities in the region. The 2011 program included two airborne magnetic surveys (Blocks 1 and 2 shown on map below), a regional geochemical program, and geological mapping. Results from the 2011 program components have now been released, and are available for download from

Northern Vancouver Island Airborne Magnetic Survey


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Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.