Survey Metadata


British Columbia


Till sampling survey, NTS 93N/1, 93O/4, north central British Columbia, 1991.

Location map

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Survey Description

In 1991, 121 till samples including field duplicates were collected from 108 hand-dug pits with in a 150 square kilometre area in the Mount Milligan region of north central British Columbia.  This survey was done in conjunction with a biogeochemical survey in the same region.  The till data are published in GSC Open File 3291/BC Geological Survey Open File 1996-22.  The data can also be found in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 3273/British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1996-19, a digital suite of geoscience information.

Data Description:

Paper report; data list on diskette (ASCII, dBase and Excel 5.0).

Quantities Analysed:

<0.063 mm fraction by INAA for 30 elements and by ICP-AES after aqua regia digestion for 30 elements.

Geochem Maps Available:

Proportional symbol maps showing dispersal of elements.

Publication History

Index Publication
1 Sibbick, S.J., Kerr, D.E. (1995). Till geochemistry of the Mount Milligan area, north-central British Columbia; recommendations for drift exploration for porphyry copper-gold mineralization. In Drift Exploration in the Canadian Cordillera, P.T. Bobrowsky, S.J. Sibbick, J.M. Newell, P.F. Matysek (ed.). British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources; Paper no. 1995-2; pages 167-180 (Geological Survey of Canada Cont.# 25694) (more)
2 Williams, S. (compiler) (1996). Quesnel Trough: a digital suite of geoscience information. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3273/British Columbia Geological Survey, Open File 1996-19. (more)
3 Sibbick, S.J., Balma, R.G., Dunn, C.E. (1997). Till geochemistry of the Mount Milligan area (parts of 93N/1 and 93O/4). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3291/British Columbia Geological Survey Branch Open File 1996-22. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1991-1997 North central British Columbia till sampling survey carried out in 1991 and vegetation surveys carried out in 1991 and 1995 (more)

Downloadable Files

Index Description Size (bytes)
Copy of CD-ROM for GSC Open File 3273 ( FileID=30 download)
This archive contains all of the files that are on the CD.  A README.TXT file for both PC and UNIX is located at the root directory.  The main documentation can be accessed through the file, QUESNEL.PDF in the GETSTART\DOCUMENT directory.  Data contained on the CD can also be imported into variety of GIS, CAD and Desktop Publishing applications.  SurView, a viewing application that provides direct access to the data for those without a commercial GIS, is also included (run-time version) on the CD.

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
55.04° 55.24° -124.16° -123.72°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers parts of NTS 93N/1, 93O/4, Mount Milligan area in north central British Columbia.  The town of Mackenzie is located approximately 60 km northeast of the centre of the study area.


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