Open File 2010-07: Till Geochemistry of the Nadina River Map Area (093E/15), West-Central British Columbia

Till Geochemistry of the Nadina River Map Area (093E/15), West-Central British Columbia

by Ferbey, T.

Open File 2010-07

Geoscience BC Report 2010-10

Till data presented here highlight four areas of elevated geochemical values of interest to the mineral exploration community. The spatial distribution of samples elevated in Cu, Mo, Pb, Zn, Ag, Ni, Hg, Au, As, Sb, Cr and visible gold grains are the focus of this study. Follow-up field work is required to assess the significance of the elevated element values used to identify these areas. The silt plus clay-sized fraction of 79 basal till samples, collected approximately 100 km south of Houston, BC, were analyzed for 37 elements by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), following an aqua regia digestion, and 35 elements by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). An additional 16 basal till samples were collected for analysis of heavy metal concentrates and gold grain counts.

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