GSC Open File Release Notices

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The text below is an exact reproduction of the original release notice, which was often unilingual.  It contains information that is not readily available elsewhere.  The information on pricing and availability is out of date.

Release Notice Text

OPEN FILES 865, 866 AND 867

These files relate to data acquired by the Province of British Columbia as part of the National Geochemical Reconnaissance Surveys in 1981 according to specifications established for the 1975-79 Federal-Provincial Uranium Reconnaissance Program.

          Survey areas and corresponding Geological Survey of Canada and British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Open File numbers are:


NTS Survey Area Geological Surveyof Canada BritishColumbia

92H (Hope)

O.F. 865


92I (Ashcroft)

O.F. 866


92J (Pemberton)

O.F. 867



These files will be placed on Open File for inspection on July 21, 1982 from 1300 h EDT (and equivalent local times) at all Geological Survey of Canada libraries.

          The data will be available for sale and viewing on July 21, 1982 from 10:00 am PDT in Victoria at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources offices, 552 Michigan Street (basement, first "L" of temporary building off Government Street). Copies for viewing and a limited number for sale will also be available (on the release date only) at the Ministry offices in Vancouver (800 Hornby Street), and in Merritt (Grasslands Hotel).

          The price for each NTS map area is $15.00.

          The geochemical survey of these three map areas was planned and managed by the Geological Branch, Mineral Resources Division. Contracts for sample collection, preparation, and analysis were let, supervised, and monitored by the Geological Branch while technical assistance and data processing of analytical results were provided by the Resource Geochemistry Subdivision, Geological Survey of Canada.

          Stream sediment and water samples were collected from 2730 sites in the three areas for an average sample site density of one sample per 17.3 km2. Stream sediments were analyzed for Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, Co, Ag, Mn, Fe, Mo, W, Hg, U, As, and Sb. Stream waters were analyzed for U, F, and pH.

          For each of the map areas (NTS 92H, 92I and 92J) the release will consist of the following data package:

(a)      Sample location map (scale 1:250 000).

(b)      Text of field observations, analytical data, and sumamry statistics.

(c)      Mineral Inventory map.

NOTE that geochemical maps showing values for the various elements will not be available.

          Shortly after the release date field observations and analytical data in the text will be available on widely compatible magnetic tape in digital form at the user's expense ($65.00) from the Geological Branch, Mineral Resources Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Room 418, Douglas Building, Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1X4.


{#902, July 1982 circular}


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