B.C. Government invests in expanded geological survey

Published on: June/July 2016

By Kylie Williams

Geoscience BC, a non-profit organization dedicated to generating and sharing public earth science data in British Columbia, received another $5-million investment from the provincial government in May. The funding will enable a number of new mineral, water and energy initiatives in the province, including geophysical surveys, geological mapping, energy research, water and seismicity monitoring projects to support the discovery and construction of new mines in B.C.

“When I ask exploration companies and prospectors what distinguishes B.C. as an attractive place to invest, the answer I get back most often is the quality and availability of geoscience information,” said Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett in a press release.

Read the full article in the Developments section of CIM Magazine (June/July 2016).