Geochemical Study for British Columbia Project Funded

Geoscience BC will provide $16,300 in funding to the Illinois State Geological Survey during 2009-2010 for a report on the till geochemistry of the Bulkley River valley in central British Columbia, Canada. Geoscience BC had sought submissions from scientific and technical experts from industry, government, First Nations, academia, communities, and not-for-profit organizations to apply innovative methods or techniques to stimulate mineral exploration activity in British Columbia. The group welcomed the collaboration of ISGS glacial geologist Andrew Stumpf to analyze geochemical data from the region and to publish the findings. Stumpf was chosen because of his expertise in glacial geology and sediment geochemistry and his past research studies in central British Columbia. This research funding will support ongoing collaborative studies being undertaken by Geoscience BC and the Government of British Columbia in partnership with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, the Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Trust), and the Geological Survey of Canada. The funding will support the salary of a student intern for two months.