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B.C.’s airborne geophysical survey sector taking flight

April 20, 2016  By The Vancouver Sun

Mining exploration might still be in a near deep freeze, but Geoscience B.C. is busy planning to fly possibly its biggest-ever airborne geophysical survey to map the mineral potential of a huge swath of west-central British Columbia.

With a total budget of $2.42 million over last year and this year, the project that the survey is part of is viewed as a longer-term play than the current conditions in mining that give companies little appetite for expansion.

The survey work will see a helicopter point a spear-like high-tech magnetometer out over the landscape as it flies a rectangular grid covering more than 25,000 square kilometres of the province roughly between Smithers and Vanderhoof. The data it generates will translate a picture of forests and lakes into a multi-hued map of the magnetic signatures within the subsurface rocks and soils that point to mineralization. | READ MORE


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