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Terrace Geochemical Data Reanalysis Project

Lead Researcher(s):  W. Jackaman

Project ID:  2007-007

Key Research Organization(s):  Noble Exploration Services Ltd.

Project Location:  Skeena

Strategic Focus Area:  Minerals

Summary



Terrace Geochemical Reanalysis Project
The reanalysis of archived stream sediment samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is accepted as a cost-effective means of obtaining new and improved regional geochemical information. This technique provides a significant upgrade from the atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) method routinely used for federal and provincial government-funded reconnaissance-scale drainage sediment surveys conducted before 1999. The use of ICP-MS not only provides a wide range of new analytical information at improved detection levels but also offers greater data compatibility with laboratory methods currently being employed. Recognizing the advantages associated with this type of initiative, Geoscience BC in partnership with the Terrace Economic Development Authority, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine through the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the KT Industrial Development Society provided funding for the recovery and analyses of stream sediment pulps from a 1978 geochemical survey conducted in the Terrace and Prince Rupert areas.

Deliverables


  • Final Deliverables

    • Geoscience BC Report 2008-11: Regional Stream Sediment and Water Geochemical Data: Terrace & Prince Rupert (NTS 103I & 103J), British Columbia (ZIP, 48 MB)
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