Searching for new mineral deposits

Geoscience BC releases first results from TREK project

On Jan. 27, Geoscience BC announced the release of the TREK airborne magnetic survey, flown over the northern Interior Plateau region last summer and fall.

Targeting Resources through Exploration and Knowledge (TREK) is Geoscience BC’s newest multi-year minerals project focused on adding information to this under-explored region of the province.

TREK is a $4.1-million project developed by Geoscience BC to generate new information in an area considered highly prospective for mineral resources. The 24,000-square-kilometre project area stretches south from Fraser Lake and Vanderhoof to Anahim Lake and west from Quesnel. It also includes the active Blackwater Gold District.

Project partners include the Nazko First Nation, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (BC Geological Survey), the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at the University of British Columbia, PK Geophysics, Noble Exploration Services Ltd. and Aeroquest Airborne Ltd.

The TREK airborne survey includes magnetic survey data purchased from Amarc Resources Ltd. (Amarc) in July 2013. The Amarc data was merged with the larger fixed-wing survey flown by Aeroquest Airborne Ltd., which acquired nearly 104,000 line kilometres of geophysical data from August through November 2013.

Smaller airborne magnetic survey blocks around the Blackwater Gold District were also purchased from RJK Explorations Ltd. and Deveron Resources Ltd. to add high resolution information to the public domain in this area of high interest.

For more information about Geoscience BC and the TREK project, visit


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