Project Metadata

Dunn, C.E.


Fish Lake area, British Columbia vegetation surveys, 1992 and 1993

Project Description

In 1993, Lodgepole pine tree tops were sampled by helicopter in the Fish Lake area of west central British Columbia.  It was the first airborne reconnaissance survey of its kind.  A ground-based orientation survey was carried out in 1992 around the Fish Lake zones of mineralization.  Lodgepole pine tops yielded weak enrichments of Au, Mo, Cu, Cs, Ni and Na and were chosen as the sample medium for the 1993 survey.  The objective of this project was to establish regional geochemical patterns of element concentrations to assist in the exploration of concealed mineral deposits through the recognition of element associations that are characteristic of these deposits.  The technique is a method of rapidly screening an area to provide focus for more detailed ground studies.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 2839.

Survey History

1Reconnaissance tree top biogeochemical survey, part of NTS 92O, Fish Lake area, west central British Columbia, 1993. (more)

Project Funding

Canada - British Columbia Mineral Development Agreement (1991-1995)

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