Area mapped for minerals, hydrocarbons

Geoscience BC has released data of the Quesnellia Exploration Strategy (QUEST)West airborne gravity survey.

The QUEST West airborne gravity survey - conducted between May 8 and July 16, 2008 - covered an area of over 40,000 square kilometers, including the communities of Burns Lake, Topley, Granisle, Houston, Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Telkwa, Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat.

The area has been significantly affected by the infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle.