Phase Two of the B.C. Geological Heritage Project is underway! On Tuesday, our Below BC team set off for Whitehorse, Yukon. Over the next 20-ish days, they will be traveling southward throughout northern B.C. to visit active mine sites, local museums and provincial parks to learn about the geology and digitize geological collections (rock, mineral and fossils).

Eventually, all the digitized samples – including the work done in Phase One (through Southern B.C.) – will be added to the Below BC Minerals online database. This will allow anyone, anywhere, at any time to have access to high quality images of geological samples from British Columbia!

All the material from the B.C. Geological Heritage and B.C. Minerals Collection projects will be used to communicate B.C’s geology with “geoscientists” and “non-geoscientist” alike. For example, geologists and earth science students would be able to use the digital collections for education and research. Whereas, K-12 students and rock could use it for school projects and to feed their curiosity. The material can also be used to orientate new workers at active mining camps and to attract investors.

Phase Two has a jam-packed itinerary filled with exciting geological stops, which include visits to active exploration sites within the Golden Triangle – Cassiar Gold Project (Margaux Resources Ltd.) and Newmont Lake Property (Crystal Lake Mining) – to digitize specimens and the active sites. These images will be used to educate and share the experience with the local public, stakeholders and employees onsite. The Below BC team will also be making a visit with the Smithers Exploration Group, the other recipients of the Geoscience BC “Capturing, Preserving and Capitalizing our Heritage of Geoscience” grant, to digitize specimens in their Rock Room. See a full list of the proposed stops for Phase Two below:

  • Whitehorse, YT
  • MacBride Museum of Yukon History
  • The Rock Shop
  • Skagway, AK
  • White Pass, AK
  • Emerald Lake, YT
  • Carcross, YT
  • Carcross Desert
  • Cassiar, BC
  • Margaux Resources Ltd.
  • Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park
  • Iskut, BC
  • Iskut River Hot Spring Provincial Park
  • Bob Quinn Lake
  • Crystal Lake Mining
  • Stewart, BC
  • Stewart Historical Museum
  • Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park
  • Terrace, BC
  • Kitimat, BC
  • Kitimat Museum
  • Seven Sisters Provincial Park
  • New Hazelton, BC
  • Hazelton Pioneer Museum
  • Smithers, BC
  • Bulkley Valley Museum
  • Smithers Exploration Group
  • Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park – Fossil Beds
  • Houston, BC
  • Burns Lake, BC
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Prince George, BC
  • Quesnel, BC
  • Quesnel Museum
  • Pinnacles Provincial Park – Hoodoos
  • Wells, BC
  • Barkerville Historic Town and Park
  • Cedar Point Provincial Park – Outdoor Mining Museum
  • Williams Lake, BC
  • Museum of Cariboo Chilcotin
  • Cache Creek, BC
  • Ashcroft, BC
  • Ashcroft Museum
  • Lytton, BC
  • Lytton Museum
  • Hell’s Gate
  • Yale Historic Site

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