Open House: Update on Northern Vancouver Island Minerals Project

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, September 11, 2019, Campbell River Community Centre

Vancouver, BC – August 26, 2019 – A project to understand geology and to help target mineral exploration on northern Vancouver Island will be discussed at a Campbell River open house on September 11th.

Geoscience BC is hosting the open house to discuss its Vancouver Island North Regional Project that is currently collecting new, high resolution geophysical data in a 6,127 square kilometre area stretching from Port McNeill in the north to Tahsis in the south and close to Sayward in the east.

The project will significantly improve public data available for the area’s geology. The data can be used by the mineral exploration sector, government, communities and Indigenous groups to inform decisions regarding new natural resource opportunities and land use and is expected to attract new mineral exploration investment to the region.

The open house is a chance to learn more about the research project and an update on its progress. Geoscience BC will answer questions about what to expect when new geophysical data from the project are published at the AME Roundup conference in Vancouver in January 2020.

Information about a similar, but adjacent Geoscience BC project that took place in 2012 will also be available at the open house.

Open House Details

Join Geoscience BC staff at an open house in Campbell River to learn more about the Vancouver Island North Regional Project and to answer any questions you may have. Light refreshments to be provided.

When:                Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where:               Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th Ave., Campbell River
Who:                  Open to anyone and free to attend.

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For more information, please contact:

Richard Truman
Geoscience BC
604-662-4147 / 778-929-1662 /