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New Research Ages Rocks; Updates Maps to Guide Exploration for Critical Minerals and Metals

Vancouver, BC – November 1, 2022 – Geoscience BC has published new public geoscience for an area between Greenwood and Trail in the Kootenay Boundary Regional District that can be used to guide mineral exploration – including potential new critical minerals and metals opportunities. The new research includes six revised geological maps and a report […]

Making the Most of Geophysical Data to ‘See Through’ Glacial Sediments in the Search for Critical Minerals

Vancouver, BC – August 18, 2022 – A new project is underway to use existing geophysical data to help identify new mineral exploration target areas in BC’s North Central Region. The search for new deposits of critical minerals and metals is an important part of BC’s move toward its Net Zero and green economy goals. […]

Digging Deep – QUEST: 15 years of Attracting Investment and Advancing Mineral Exploration | July 2022

By: Christa Pellett, Vice President, Minerals 2022 marks the 15-year anniversary of the QUEST Project, Geoscience BC’s first major regional, multidisciplinary, multi-partner minerals research program. QUEST introduced a new model for Geoscience BC-supported public geoscience and has had broad and long-reaching effects on geoscience data in the Province of British Columbia. Fifteen years after the […]

2022 Geoscience BC Scholarship Program Recipients Awarded

Vancouver, BC – July 19, 2022 – Geoscience BC announces the 2022 recipients of the scholarship program that provides a financial boost to ten post-graduate geoscience students working on projects to advance earth science research in British Columbia. Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship to support them as they conduct their applied geoscience research. The […]

Report Highlights Critical Minerals and Metals Potential in British Columbia’s Northwest

Vancouver, BC – July 12, 2022 – A newly published report sheds light on the potential for undiscovered minerals deposits in the Skeena Arch in British Columbia’s Northwest Region. Although the Skeena Arch – an area roughly between Terrace and Houston – is home to several past and current mines, the geological processes that caused […]

Digging Deep: Adaptation, Net-Zero and Partner Alignment | June 2022

By: Stephanie Killam, Chair of the Board and Gavin C. Dirom, President and CEO   This Digging Deep blog is an adaptation of the Chair and CEO Message in Geoscience BC’s Annual Report 2021-2022, which was published in May 2022. The Annual Report 2021-22 is available online or in limited print quantities upon request. View […]

Brewing Up Innovation: Made-in-BC Device Boosts Exploration for Critical Minerals

Vancouver, BC – June 14, 2022 – A new Geoscience BC report shows how a small, made-in-British-Columbia device that uses sensors typically found in breweries and greenhouses can be used to boost exploration for critical minerals, following testing at the Mount Milligan Mine located between Fort St. James and Mackenzie. The device measures oxygen and […]

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