Regional Geochemical Stream Water Sampling

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Stream water samples are collected as part of the Regional Geochemical Survey (RGS) program, which covers over 80% of British Columbia. An additional 4332 stream and lake water samples were analyzed by ICP-MS, ICP-ES and other methods for trace and minor elements in NTS map areas 082M, 093C/D/F/K/L/M, 094L/M, 103A, 104A/H/J/P. The data provides the elements found in the water sample as well as the test method, the detection limit and the original source. The data is available for download and viewing at the BC Geological Survey website.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.0° to -114.0°

Additional Information


RGS data identifies areas with elevated and/or depleted concentrations of metals and is used by the mining industry to pinpoint exploration opportunities. Extra stream water sampling is sometimes necessary to fulfill this goal.

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Contact Information

NameAlexei Rukhlov (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-16
Record Last Modified 2019-02-11
Resource Status onGoing