The Canadian Press

2016-04-11 | Tree Top Minerals

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The director of an innovative mineral exploration study says now it's up to industry to take the next step. Bruce Madu of Geoscience B-C led a pilot project that sampled treetop needles and bark to test for trace minerals that would indicate underground deposits. Madu says the raw data has been released and his group will wait to see how the mining sector uses it. (The experiment used a helicopter to sample more than 400 trees in a one thousand-square-foot section of the Chilcotin Plateau, a hard-to-reach region in B-C's Interior.)

Date: 2016-04-11
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we hope that this is actually another useful tool to help explorers find those more deeply hidden and maybe even lower great deposits that are turn a real challenge to discover >>