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MDRU, Fathom Geophysics target central BC



VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia’s Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) and consulting firm Fathom Geophysics may have identified the regional structural framework partly responsible for silver-gold-copper mineralization in central B.C.’s underexplored Interior Plateau region.

MDRU and Fathom’s work is part of Geoscience BC’s Targeting Resources for Exploration and Knowledge (TREK) project, a four-year program that involved airborne geophysics, geochemistry and geological surveys across a 24,000 km2 region in B.C.’s under-explored Interior Plateau region.

The Interior Plateau overlies parts of the Stikine terrane – a regionally trending, ancient volcanic island chain prospective for epithermal and porphyry style deposits, such as Pretium Resources’ (TSX: PVG; NYSE: PVG) Brucejack high grade gold mine and Imperial Metal’s (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) Red Chris copper-gold mine in northwestern B.C.’s Golden Triangle district.

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