Till Geochemistry Surveys

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
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Till geochemistry surveys are targeted at regions of high mineral potential where glacial sediments cover and obscure the underlying bedrock. These surveys are conducted in conjunction with surficial geology mapping. British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2019-04 indexes geographically referenced, regional- and property-scale subglacial till geochemical and mineralogical surveys targeting base and precious metals in British Columbia. It also lists topical studies relevant to drift prospecting in the province and elsewhere. Original source reports can be downloaded using the URLs provided, as can publications that use the data, such as compilations. The digital versions of the index enable advanced searches using fields such as author, source type (digital or PDF), or source. The survey index is released in PDF, ESRI Map Package, Shapefile, File Geodatabase, and KMZ formats. The Shapefile and KMZ formats are available with this catalogue entry. BCGS GeoFile 2017-09 provides the complete data set of available regional-scale, till geochemical surveys.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


The primary objectives of till geochemical studies are to identify geochemically anomalous sites that reflect areas of buried mineralization and investigate the patterns of glacial dispersal. Till geochemistry surveys help generate new exploration targets and design follow-up exploration programs.

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Contact Information

NameTravis Ferbey (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey
NameLarry Jones (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 2017-09-05
Record Last Modified 2020-06-05
Resource Status onGoing