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Toward an Improved Basis for Beneath-Cover Mineral Exploration in the QUEST Area, Central British Columbia: New Structural Interpretation of Geophysical and Geological Datasets

Lead Researcher(s):  M. Sanchez

Project ID:  2014-011

Key Research Organization(s):  Fault Rocks Inc.

Project Location:  Central Interior

Strategic Focus Area:  Minerals


The bedrock geology of the Geoscience BC's QUEST project area, especially in the Prince George area, remains poorly defined despite the wealth of publicly available regional geophysical and geochemical data. This new structural interpretation aims to improve previous geological maps for the area by pairing field observations with new and systematic multi-dataset 'stacking' methodology for interpretation of existing geophysical and satellite data.

The goal is to generate an updated 1:400 000 scale geological map for the QUEST project area, including digital files with the new set of geophysical filters by spring of 2015. This new dataset will contribute to a better understanding of BC's geology and will be usable as a base layer for the exploration of porphyry-style deposits across the QUEST project area.


  • Final Deliverables

    • Geoscience BC Report 2015-15: Executive Summary (PDF, 120 KB)
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    • Geoscience BC Report 2015-15: Reference Poster (PDF, 19.5 MB)
    • Geoscience BC Report 2015-15: Readme Metadata File (XLSX, 92 KB)
    • Data – ArcGIS Base and Interpreted Files
    • Data – Interpreted Map of Magnetic and Gravity Data Sets
    • Data – Interpretation and Analysis of Magnetic and Gravity Datasets
    • Data – Entire Set of Magnetic and Gravity Grids and Images

  • Technical Articles

  • Posters and Presentations