Geoscience BC to Release Two Reports on September 16 at 10 am

September 15, 2009- Geoscience BC will be releasing Geoscience BC Report 2009-14 "An Investigation Using SiroSOM for the Analysis of QUEST Stream-Sediment and Lake-Sediment Geochemical Data" on Wednesday September 16 at 10 am (Pacific). The report and data will be made available through Geoscience BC's website.

Report Summary:

CSIRO Exploration & Mining has used a Self-Organizing Map approach to analyze stream and lake sediment geochemical data collected as part of Geoscience BC's QUEST Project. The database used in the analysis consists of 15,020 samples, each with 42 elements.

The study's objective was to use CSIRO's implementation of the Self-Organizing Map (SiroSOM) to identify patterns and establish relationships amongst the various stream sediment and lake sediment data that may be indicative of geochemical dispersion related to mineralization. Results from this study include the identification of anomalous samples and some spatially-coherent responses for some elements.

The data is provided in a series of digital maps and ASCII digital data outputs. For more information on this project, click here.

As previously announced, Geoscience BC is also releasing Geoscience BC Report 2009-15 "QUEST Project: 3D inversion modeling, integration, and visualization of airborne gravity, magnetic, and electromagnetic data, BC, Canada" on September 16 at 10 am.

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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.