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Anderson, R.G.; Thompson, R.I.


Southern Cordillera TGI-3 Biogeochemistry Project, 2005-2010

Project Description

Vegetation studies were carried out in the areas of Bonaparte Lake, Mabel Lake and the Max and Gibraltar Mines.  The goal of the project is to stimulate base metal exploration activities in southern British Columbia.

A summary of the sampling follows:


Sampling Year Area Sample Type GSC Publication
2006 Mabel Lake area (NTS 82L/09, 10) Douglas fir tree tops OF 5538
2007 outer bark from western hemlock and Douglas fir OF 6147 (data from OF5538 + analysis of needles from archived DF tree tops+ outer bark from more detailed sampling)
2007 MAX moly mine (NTS 82K/12) western redcedar twigs Current Research 2009-2
2007 + 2008 + 2009 Bonaparte Lake area + Gibraltar Mine (92P, 93B/9) bark, twigs from pine and spruce; twigs + foliage from redcedar; twigs, needles, bark from Douglas fir OF 6726



Survey History

1Biogeochemical survey, NTS 92P, 93B/09, south central British Columbia, 2007-2009. (more)
2Biogeochemical survey, NTS 82K/12, MAX mine area, southern British Columbia, 2007. (more)
3Biogeochemical survey, NTS 82L/9, 10, Mabel Lake area, southern British Columbia, 2006-2007. (more)

Project Funding

The Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3 (2005-2010) program focused on base metal reserves in established mining communities. TGI-3 provides integrated geoscience knowledge pertaining to areas of high base metal potential, with the intent of stimulating private-sector resource exploration. TGI is, by definition, a partnership program, delivered in collaboration with provincial geological surveys with participation by industry and universities (from

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