Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2007, Geoscience BC Report 2008-1

January 30, 2008- Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the release of "Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2007; Geoscience BC, Report 2008-1." This annual technical publication highlights the ongoing work of 14 current Geoscience BC projects, including Geoscience BC's QUEST Project. The entire volume is accessible online at, and limited print and CD versions of the volume are available today and tomorrow at Geoscience BC's booth at AME BC's Mineral Exploration Roundup conference at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

The contents of Summary of Activities 2007 are as follows:

QUEST Project
"Airborne electromagnetics and airborne gravity in the QUEST Project area, Williams Lake to Mackenzie, British Columbia" (Barnett, C.T. and Kowalczyk, P.L.)

"QUEST Project geochemistry field surveys and data reanalysis, central British Columbia" (Jackaman, W. and Balfour, J.S.)

Minerals Projects
"Cover thickness across the southern Interior Plateau, British Columbia: constraints from water-well records" (Andrews, G.D.M. and Russell, J.K.)

"Controls on copper and gold mineralization along the contact between the Coast Plutonic Complex and the southeast Coast Belt, Taseko Lakes region, southwestern British Columbia" (Blevings, S.K., Kennedy, L.A. and Hickey, K.A.)

"Layered intrusions and regional geology of the Nootka Sound area, Vancouver Island, British Columbia" (Fecova, K., Marshall, D., Staples, R., Xue, G., Ullrich, T.D. and Close, S.)

"Gold, granites and geochronology: timing of formation of the Bralorne-Pioneer gold orebodies and the Bendor batholith, southwestern British Columbia" (Hart, C.J.R., Goldfarb, R.J., Ullrich, T.D. and Friedman, R.)

"Mineralization and alteration associated with an hypothesized copper (molybdenum) porphyry system in the Taseko Lakes area, southwestern British Columbia" (Hollis, L., Hickey, K. and Kennedy, L.A.)

"Hyperspectral Imagery Demonstration Project, British Columbia" (Kilby, W.E. and Kilby, C.E.)

"Geological setting of volcanogenic massive sulphide occurrences in the Middle Paleozoic Sicker Group of the Cowichan Lake uplift, southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia" (Ruks, T. and Mortensen, J.K.)

"New models for mineral exploration in British Columbia: is there a continuum between porphyry molybdenum deposits and intrusion-hosted gold deposits?" (Smith, J.L., Arehart, G.B. and Pinsent, R.)

"Hydrothermal breccia in the Mount Polley alkalic prophyry copper-gold deposit, British Columbia" (Tosdal, R.M., Jackson, M., Pass, H.E., Rees, C., Simpson, K.A., Cooke, D.R., Chamberlain, C.M. and Ferreira, L.)

Oil & Gas Projects
"Mapping the structure of the Nechako Basin using passive source seismology" (Cassidy, J.F., Al-Khoubbi, I. and Kim, H.S.)

"Ashman Ridge section revisited: new insights for the evolution of the Bowser Basin, northwestern British Columbia" (Gagnon, J-F. and Waldron, J.W.F.)

"Structure of the southeastern Nechako Basin, south-central British Columbia: preliminary results of seismic interpretation and first-arrival tomographic modelling" (Hayward, N. and Calvert, A.J.)

"New studies of the Lower Cretaceous Jackass Mountain Group on the southern margin of the Nechako Basin, south-central British Columbia: progress and preliminary observations" (Mustard, P.S., Mahoney, J.B., Goodin, J.R., MacLaurin, C.I. and Haggart, J.W.)

"Designing a test survey in the Nechako Basin, south-central British Columbia to determine the usefulness of the magnetotelluric method in oil and gas exploration" (Spratt, J., Craven, J., Shareef, S., Ferri, F. and Riddell, J.)

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