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Open File 2010-06: Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Granite Creek Area, British Columbia

Geofile 2010-02: In situ magnetic susceptibility measurements in the Southern Nicola Project area, southern British Columbia

Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Granite Creek Area, British Columbia, (parts of NTS 92H/07; 92H/10), 1:30 000-scale

Mapping and compilation by N.W.D. Massey and S.L. Oliver

(with contributions by J.M.S. Vineham and S. Jascheko)

Open File 2010-06

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/2010/Pages/2010-6.aspx

The map covers an area about 15 km to the west of Princeton. The map area stretches from the Whipsaw Creek and Hudson Bay Meadows areas in the south to the Tulameen River in the north. It partially overlaps the area covered by Open File 2009-8.

Some 48 mineral occurrences are reported within the map area. The most important of these are the deposits of the Late Triassic Tulameen Complex (chromite±Pt, magnetite, copper), the Tertiary Tulameen coal basin (coal, clay, zeolites) and the various gold-platinum placers.

In situ magnetic susceptibility measurements in the Southern Nicola Project area, southern British Columbia (NTS 092H/01W, 02E, 07, 08W, 10S)

N.W.D. Massey, J. Baker, J.M.S. Vineham, S.L. Oliver and S. Jasechko

Geofile 2010-02

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2010-2.aspx

This Geofile updates and replaces Geofile 2009-6. It comprises in situ measurements of magnetic susceptibility that were made on a routine basis at most stations during the 2008 (the Whipsaw Creek-Eastgate-Wolfe Creek area) and 2009 (Granite Creek area) field seasons. The project area is located on the eastern boundary of Manning Park, about 15 km southwest of the town of Princeton. The geology of the area is described in Massey et al. (2009a, 2009b) and Massey and Oliver (2010a, 2010b).

Serpentinite-hosted nickel deposit potential in BC

D. Hora (BCGS Alumnus)

Geofile 2010-08

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2010-8.aspx

This Geofile outlines provincial nickel distribution and potential. In view of a number of RGS geochemical anomalies in association with areas underlain by serpentinized ultramafic rocks, a significant potential for a new deposit type exists and presents new exploration targets for British Columbia.

Survey News

· The Vancouver MDO is reducing their library and has a collection of GSC and other publications available for free. If you are interested, please contact Jay Fredericks to set up a time to visit the office. 604-660-3332

    · Graham Nixon will be hosting a field trip on Northern Vancouver Island, May 15-16. Please contact Graham if you are interested in more information. Graham.Nixon@gov.bc.ca

      · Mark your calendars! The 2nd annual BCGS Open House will be on November 10, 2010.

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        Release Notification 2010-05

        April 6, 2010