Summary of Activities 2020: Minerals

ISSN 2562-8623 (Print) / ISSN 2562-8631 (Online)

Geoscience BC, Report 2021-01

Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2020: Minerals, contains 15 papers from Geoscience BC-funded projects or scholarship recipients that are within Geoscience BC's strategic focus area of minerals.  An additional 16 papers from ongoing Energy and Water geoscience projects can be found in the companion volume Summary of Activities 2020: Energy and Water.

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Summary of Activities 2020: Minerals
Individual Papers
(PDF document, 106 KB)
Note: Also contains the document title page, publishing information and table of contents
Identifying New Natural Resource Opportunities
D.A. Sacco, W. Jackaman and C. Knox
Proven Approach to Mineral Exploration in Thick Surficial Deposits Applied to the Central Interior Copper-Gold Research Projects Area, Central British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.6 MB)
D.E. Mitchinson, C.J.R. Hart and D. Fournier
Uncovering Porphyry-Deposit Potential in the Quesnel Terrane of Central British Columbia Using Geology and 3-D Geophysics
(PDF document, 16.1 MB)
C.L. Pellett, T.A. Ballantyne and B.K. Clift
Geophysical Data Compilation Project in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle Area
(PDF document, 1.3 MB)
C. Peddle and S.T. Johnston
Review of the Structural Geology of the Brucejack Intermediate-Sulphidation Epithermal Deposit, Northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.7 MB)
R.J. Chapman, R.J. Murphy, J.K. Mortensen, B. Bluemel and D.A. Banks
British Columbia Gold Composition Atlas Update 2020: Developing a New Tool for the Exploration Community
(PDF document, 2.8 MB)
R. Morris and D. Canil
Cryptic Magmatic skarn of the Merry Widow Deposit, Vancouver Island
(PDF document, 2.6 MB)
T. Höy, R. Friedman and J. Gabites
Paleogene Penticton Group, Boundary Area, Southern British Columbia: Geochronology and Implications for Precious Metal Mineralization
(PDF document, 4.9 MB)
V.K. Kuppusamy and M.E. Holuszko
Development of Rare-Earth Elements Database for the East Kootenay Coalfield of Southeastern British Columbia Using Field Collected Samples: Preliminary Results
(PDF document, 1.6 MB)
Advancing Science and Innovative Geoscience Technologies
T.J. Ledoux and C.J.R. Hart
Evolution of the Southern Quesnel Arc: Potential to Distinguish Variability in Magmatic Porphyry Fertility, South-Central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.9 MB)
F. Bouzari, R.G. Lee, C.J.R. Hart and B.I. van Straaten
Mineralogical and Geochemical Vectors within Advanced Argillic-Altered Rocks of North-Central British Columbia
(PDF document, 6.3 MB)
G.O. Jones, D.G. Pearson, A. Vezinet, Y. Luo, R.A. Stern, D. Milidragovic and L. Ootes
Preliminary Zircon Geochemistry of Northern Hogem Batholith, Quesnel Terrane, North-Central British Columbia
(PDF document, 11.1 MB)
A.-M. Doucet, F.A. Jones, G.M. Dipple and K.U. Mayer
Pilot Study Comparing Eddy Covariance and Dynamic Closed-Chamber Methods for Measuring CO2 Fluxes Above the Hydromagnesite-Magnesite Playas near Atlin, Northwestern British Columbia
(PDF document, 3.4 MB)
C.A. Gervan, W.C. Gardner, E.M. Bottos, J.D. Van Hamme, R.J. Higgins and L.H. Fraser
Invertebrate Response to Mine Reclamation in South-Central British Columbia: Effects of Reclamation Age on Arthropod Assemblages at the Highland Valley Copper and New Afton Mines
(PDF document, 1.5 MB)
A.M. Fischer, J.D. Van Hamme, E.M. Bottos, W.C. Gardner and LH. Fraser
Post-Mining Restoration in South-Central British Columbia: Modelling Microbial and Geochemical Changes in Topsoil Stockpiles
(PDF document, 11.3 MB)
A. Ledwon and C. Ogryzlo
Progress Report on Smithers Exploration Group’s Rock Room and Getting Creative During COVID (Northwestern British Columbia)
(PDF document, 1.3 MB)