Fall 2016 Symposium – Speakers & Sponsors

The BCGS Executive is pleased to announce the speakers for the fall 2016 symposium.

Geophysics & Geological Case Studies

Geophysics plays and ever increasing role in geological investigations of the earth for resource exploration, extraction and other engineering applications (e.g. geological hazards). In this year’s Fall Symposium series from the BC Geophysical Society, we have brought together a wide range of different geophysical methods applied to an even wider array of geological investigations. In a one-day symposium, at a convenient downtown Vancouver location, for a very modest cost, come and learn about the latest geophysical technologies applied to some familiar and unfamiliar geological themes. The cross application of these techniques should lead to some thought provoking and interesting discussions throughout the day.




Craig Miller, SFU, Physical Volcanology Group – Internal Structure and Volcanic Hazard potential of Mt Tongariro, NZ, from 3D Gravity and Magnetic Models

David Bingham, Bingham Geoscience – Geophysics on Fission’s Patterson Lake South Uranium Deposit.

Dikun Yang, Doug Oldenburg, UBC, Geophysical Inversion Facility – Reconciliation of airborne frequency-domain and time-domain data using an agree-to-disagree strategy in inversion:  groundwater case study.

Jonathan Rudd, Dias Geophysical – The value of 3D Resistivity surveying in a tailings management application

Ken Witherly, Condor North Consulting – Examples of ZTEM EM/mag over the Kemess (BC) and Resolution (AZ) Porphyry Copper Deposits.

Maxim Boisvert, Canadian Royalties and Dennis Woods, Discovery Int’l Geophysics – TDEM Exploration for Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Sulphide Deposits: A systematic strategy paying dividends in Nunavik.

Nick Williams, HPX – Advanced gravity and magnetic inversion methods: Platreef PGE-Ni-Cu resource.

Norm Cooper, Mustagh Resources – How to Plan Your Second 3D Program in Your Project Area.

Peter Fullagar, Fullagar Geophysics – Remanent magnetization inversion at the Cannington Mine, Queensland, Australia.

Peter Kowalczyk, Ocean Floor Geophysics – CSEM for gas hydrate exploration – a new approach using the Scripps Institute of Oceanography CSEM Vulcan system.

Scott Napier, Mira Geoscience – 3D inversion modelling of Sub-Audio Magnetic (SAM) data: An example from an orogenic gold deposit in the Yamarna Greenstone Belt, Western Australia.

Seogi Kang, Sarah Devriese, Dominique Fournier, Doug Oldenburg, UBC, Geophysical Inversion Facility – Inversion of airborne geophysics over the Tli Kwi Cho Kimberlite Complex.

Syd Visser, SJ Geophysics – Advancement of the Ootsa Project through Geophysical Innovation: Contributions of 3DIP survey.

Thomas Wade, Geotech – Integrated Helicopter ZTEM Electromagnetic, Airborne gravity and Aeromagnetic System Results over the Vredefort Dome Structure, South Africa.

BCGS Fall 2016 Symposium – Registration Now Open!

The BCGS Executive is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the fall 2016 symposium, titled “Geophysics & Geological Case Studies”.

When: Friday October 14, 2016

Where: BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour St. Vancouver, BC)

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST)

Cost: Regular $120 / Student $30

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2016 Fall Symposium Announcement

The BC Geophysical Society is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall Symposium; “Geophysics & Geological Case Studies”, to be held on October 14, 2016 in Vancouver, BC.

We are currently seeking speakers for the symposium. Interesting and unique topics will be given preference. If willing to present please contact the BCGS Executive.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact the BCGS Executive to discuss opportunities. Symposium profits are donated to the KEGS Foundation where it is given as scholarships to BC students studying Geophysics.

May 2016 Technical Talk

BCGS Technical Talk – May 24, 2016

Speaker: Jonathan Rudd

Title: DIAS32 distributed array resistivity and induced polarization system

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 451, 409 Granville St. (UK Building at Granville and Hastings), Vancouver


The DIAS32 system is a fully-distributed resistivity and induced polarization system designed for safety and efficiency in 3D DCIP surveys. Single channel architecture, wireless connectivity, and common voltage referencing combine to provide:  flexibility, efficiency and enhanced safety. The DIAS32 system has completed over a year of commercial surveying in a wide variety of geological environments and survey modes. In this presentation, we discuss the DIAS32 system design factors, and show sample results.

April 2016 Technical Talk

BCGS Technical Talk – April 14, 2016

Speaker Heather Schijns, MMG, Vancouver, BC

Title: Nickel sulphide exploration using NSAMT at Ntaka Hill: Comparisons with TEM and drill results

Date/Time: Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 451, 409 Granville St. (UK Building at Granville and Hastings), Vancouver

Abstract: Not available