Geoscience BC Releases Report 2011-2: Northern BC Sample Reanalysis Project

January 24, 2011 -Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of Report 2011-2: Northern BC Sample Reanalysis Project.

This report is available for download through Geoscience BC's website at A limited number of digital copies will be available from Geoscience BC at the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference.

A poster and maps from this and other Geoscience BC projects will also be on display today in the Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference poster session. Click here to see the complete list of Geoscience BC posters.

About Report 2011-2
Efforts by Geoscience BC to update older government funded regional geochemical survey (RGS) information have been ongoing since 2007. In 2010, drainage sediment samples from previous RGS programs conducted in northern BC from 1978 to 1997 were targeted for reanalysis by aqua-regia digestion ICP-MS. These surveys cover parts of NTS map areas 094C, D, E, L, M and 104B, G, I, O, P. This extremely prospective region contains the Stewart, Toodoggone and Cassiar mining camps which host numerous mineral prospects and producing mines.

A total of 7651 samples were analyzed for 53 analytes by ICP-MS and the data have now been prepared for public release as Geoscience BC Report 2011-2. The digital compilation combines original survey information with new data for base, precious, pathfinder plus rare earth elements. In order to provide full coverage of the study area, data from more recent RGS programs conducted in NTS map areas 104A, H and J have also been included in the compilation.

Data reanalysis programs have significantly improved the BC geochemical database by providing a wide range of new analytical information at improved detection levels. Compiled results generate a comprehensive multi-element geochemical database that delineates regional geochemical patterns and provides baseline information that is being used to guide and support mineral exploration activities.

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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.