Mineral Exploration

Winter 2016

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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62 Mineral Exploration | amebc.ca The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) is the branch of the Ministry of Energy and Mines responsible for documenting British Columbia's geology and related coal and mineral resources by collecting, assessing and archiving geoscience data. Since 1895, the BCGS has used this data to create new knowledge, linking government, the minerals industry and British Columbians to the geology and mineral wealth of the province. BCGS geoscientists regularly publish the results of their work, making these results freely available through MapPlace, the BCGS- database-driven web service. MapPlace has already served the exploration community for over 20 years, and a new version will be released in 2017. MapPlace 2 allows anyone with an Internet connection to efficiently mine multiple geoscience databases. In contrast to other web map services, MapPlace 2 goes beyond simply displaying information. Databases are continuously updated and talk to each other, enabling users to conduct queries and generate custom results by connecting to current data from many sources. Furthermore, MapPlace 2 requires no plug-ins, is faster, handles larger datasets, accesses third-party base maps and imagery, and, with a simpler, more intuitive interface, is easier to use. BCGS staff will be offering a MapPlace 2 workshop at AME Roundup 2017, and giving informal demonstrations at the B.C. Pavilion on the Passport to Explore floor (second floor) of Vancouver Convention Centre East. The BCGS undertakes projects that support the exploration industry by gathering regional information to establish the geological framework for mineral potential. In 2016, field projects focused on the northwestern part of British Columbia, in the famed Golden Triangle. Mapping in the Atlin, Dease Lake and Terrace-Ecstal areas was completed, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), under the second iteration of the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program. The BCGS also partnered with the GSC to investigate gold deposits near the Llewellyn fault, under the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 (TGI-5) program. The joint BCGS-GSC Specialty Metals project, also under the TGI-5 program, was extended and includes the Geological Survey of Japan as a new collaborator. Multi-year studies aimed at unravelling the architecture of the Nicola Arc, host to some of B.C.'s most prolific porphyry deposits, continue in Quesnel terrane. Other studies examined nickel-copper-platinum-group- mineral ore-forming processes in mafic- ultramafic systems at Tulameen, and alkali copper-gold ore-forming systems at Copper Mountain. Ongoing projects are developing new exploration methods, PUBLIC GEOSCIENCE 2016-2017

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