Nechako NATMAP Project in Central British Columbia, Canada
Entry ID: Canada_GSC_NechakoNATMAP

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Summary
Abstract: The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and the B.C. Geological Survey Branch
(BCGS), together with researchers in universities and industry, have initiated
a new geoscientific program in the Nechako Plateau area of central British
Columbia. This area was selected because the existing geological database is
poor. The first NATMAP program in British Columbia will address questions that
will improve geological understanding of the area and to provide a guide for
mineral exploration.

The Nechako project is coordinated and funded by both the GSC and BCGS
and the program is financially augmented by the GSC's National Mapping Program
(NATMAP). More than fifty scientists from GSC, BCGS, Canadian Forest Service,
universities in North America, Asia and Europe, and mining exploration
companies are involved in the program. Results of bedrock and surficial
mapping will be enhanced by integration with site and area specific studies of
metallic and industrial mineral deposits, biostratigraphy, geochronology,
stream and till geochemistry, biogeochemistry, airborne geophysics, seismology,
and paleomagnetism.

From 1995-2000, new regional and detailed geological and geophysical
maps will be published for the Nechako River (93F), Fort Fraser (93K) and parts
of Prince George (93G/12,13), Smithers (93L/16), Hazelton (93M/1), and Manson
River (93N/4,5,12) map areas. In addition to hardcopy maps and reports, all
data will be brought together into computer-accessible, GIS compatible format
and made available on CD-ROM disks and through the Internet. As of February
22, 1999, there is one CD-ROM available. Its title is "Quesnel Trough: A
Digital Suite of Geoscience Information" - Open File # 3273 (GSC) or #1996-19
(BCGS).To increase the geological understanding of the Nechako Plateau area and
to provide a guide for mineral exploration.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information


Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 57.0 S: 52.0  E: -120.0  W: -128.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific)
Dataset Title: Nechako NATMAP Project in Central British Columbia, Canada
Dataset Release Place: Vancouver/Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific)


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > British Columbia
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > FRASER PLATEAU
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NECHAKO PLATEAU
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > SKEENA MOUNTAINS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY >GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD >MAGNETIC ANOMALIES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD >MAGNETIC INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS >COAL    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >NON-METALLIC MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRESS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ECONOMY
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


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Keywords
GCMD
AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICS
BEDROCK
BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
BIOSTRATIGRAPHY
GEOCHRONOLOGY
PALEOMAGNETISM
SEISMOLOGY
STREAM AND TILL GEOCHEMISTRY
SURFICIAL


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Crown Publications, Inc.    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.crownpub.bc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CROWN PUBLICATIONS
Phone: +01-250-386-4636
Fax: +01-250-386-0221
Email: crown at pinc.com
Contact Address:
Crown Publications Inc.
521 Fort Street
City: Victoria
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V8W 1E7
Country: Canada


Geological Survey of Canada - Pacific, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.pgc.nrcan.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA (PACIFIC)
Phone: +01-604-666-0271
Fax: +01-604-666-1337
Email: gscvan at gsc.NRCan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
101-605 Robson Street
City: Vancouver
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6B 5J3
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: $75 for CD-ROM; no charge for online maps


Personnel
BERT STRUIK
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-604-666-6413
Fax: +01-604-666-1124
Email: BStruik at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
101-605 Robson Street
City: Vancouver
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6B 5J3
Country: Canada


BERT STRUIK
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-604-666-6413
Fax: +01-604-666-1124
Email: BStruik at nrcan.gc.ca
Contact Address:
101-605 Robson Street
City: Vancouver
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V6B 5J3
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-09-22

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