Assessment Report-Sourced Surface Sediment Geochemical Sample (ARSSG) database

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
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This database contains assessment report-source surface sediment geochemical (ARSSG) data (e.g. soil, silt, stream sediment, and till) mainly from the Interior Plateau, and includes location coordinates, sampling parameters and notes, laboratory information, sample preparation methods, and analytical methods. Containing information from about 120 assessment reports, the database includes results from more than 34,000 samples, with 1,446,000 determinations from 13 laboratories. The data are provided as a GeoPackage, which can be imported directly into most GIS, and as a set of CSV files. A May 2020 update to the ARSSG database more than doubles the number of samples available to more than 108,000 samples, with 4,347,398 determinations, from 391 assessment reports.

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Purpose

The surface sediment geochemical database makes information locked in PDF or paper copy assessment reports more accessible.

Data Quality

This database includes results from more than 34,000 samples, with 1,446,000 determinations, extracted from about 120 mineral assessment reports in the Interior Plateau area. A May 2020 update to the ARSSG database more than doubles the number of samples available to more than 108,000 samples, with 4,347,398 determinations, from 391 assessment reports.

Lineage Statement

The database is sourced from Mineral Assessment Reports located at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content?id=BB21FF391EBA4E7280EA3E92DE6487D2. The initial publication for this database is: Norris, J., and Fortin, G., 2019. Assessment report-sourced surface sediment geochemical database: Development and initial data release from the Interior Plateau. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2019-04, 9p.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (custodian)
EmailLarry.Jones@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationMines and Mineral Resources Division
NameGabe Fortin (businessExpert)
EmailGabe.Fortin@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2021-02-02
Record Last Modified 2021-02-02
Resource Status onGoing