Geoscience BC Report 2009-11: Regional Drainage Sediment and Water Geochemical Data, Central BC (parts of NTS 93E, F, G, J, K, L, M, N & O)

May 14, 2009 -Geoscience BC is pleased to release new lake and stream sediment geochemistry data collected as part of the QUEST-West Project.

Geoscience BC Report 2009-11 reports results from an in-fill lake and stream sediment and water geochemical survey, which includes a total of 905 lake sediment and water samples and 102 stream sediment and water samples. Combined with previous survey work, the resulting average sample site density is one site per 7 square kilometer over the 14 500 square kilometer survey area.The report includes survey descriptions and details regarding methods, field and analytical data listings, summary statistics, sample location and geology maps, and proportional symbol maps for each element. Raw digital data files have been included in XLS and DBF formats.

This report, along with all QUEST and QUEST-West Project datasets, is available from Geoscience BC's website.

The project was managed by Noble Exploration Services Ltd, and supported through funding from Geoscience BC, the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako.

For more information on the QUEST-West Project, go to

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