A high-tech, highly visible Northwest mineral exploration survey took off from Smithers August 1. The QUEST-West airborne electromagnetic survey will help exploration geologists better understand the geology and mineral potential of the area.
B.C. Minister of State for Mining, Gordon Hogg, hopes the data will draw increased exploration investment into communities ravaged by the Mountain Pine Beetle.
“Geoscience work like the QUEST-West survey holds great promise for unlocking the mineral potential in areas coping with the effects of the mountain pine beetle,” said Hogg. “Exploration and mining can help diversify rural economies and offers investment opportunities throughout British Columbia.”