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TitleHydrochemical and hydrogeological investigation of a potential coalbed methane area, southeastern British Columbia
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AuthorHarrison, S M; Abercrombie, H J; Barker, J F
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1994-E, 1994 p. 117-120, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Lang.English; French
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Geological Survey of Canada; (1994). Current research 1994-E, Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1994-E
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS82J/07; 82G/15
AreaWeary Creek; Elk river; Fording River
Lat/Long WENS-115.0000 -114.5000 50.5000 49.7500
Subjectsgeochemistry; hydrogeology; hydrogeochemistry; methane; water geochemistry; tritium; organic geochemistry; hydrogen isotopes; oxygen isotopes; isotopes; coalbed methane
Released1994 07 01
AbstractField sampling and inorganic and organic chemical and isotopic analyses of surface and subsurface waters in the Elk River and Fording River valleys have been done as part of a hydrochemical and hydrogeological examination of potential coalbed methane development in southeastern British Columbia. The waters sampled are characterized by low total dissolved solids and, except where contamination of production test facilities is indicated, are essentially devoid of BTEX and PAH compounds. Isotopic analysis of aqueous carbonate species indicates that methane is probably being actively produced by microbial reactions. Tritium analyses of subsurface waters indicate that the area is characterized by active flow systems.