H.S. Bostock Drill Core Library

Run by the Yukon Geological Survey (YGS), the facility supports geoscience research, mineral exploration and provides information to enable stewardship and sustainable development of the Territory’s energy, mineral, and land resources. The facility houses the Yukon rock sample collection and over 120,000 metres of diamond drill core and contains lapidary equipment for processing rock, drill core and surficial materials. The facility is co-located with the Forestry Research Centre, operated by Energy, Mines & Resources Forest Management Branch (FMB).

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Carolyn Relf Carolyn.relf@gov.yk.ca (867) 667-8892
Secondary Contact Patrick Sack Patrick.sack@gov.yk.ca (867) 667-3203

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Owner
Government of Yukon

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.geology.gov.yk.ca

Latitude
60.733333

Longitude
-135.983333

Location
Whitehorse

Nearest Community
Whitehorse

Territory/ Province
Yukon

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Kwanlin Dun and Ta’an Kwach’an First Nations traditional territory

Facility Type
Community Research Facility

Research Hinterland
Terrestrial

Main Research Disciplines
Geology and Sedimentology, Geophysics, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Mapping/GIS, Soil Science, Tectonics

Power
Grid

Communications
Telephone, Internet, Computer, Printer/scanner, Fax, Videoconferencing

Local Transportation
Located on Alaska Highway

Equipment Storage
Facility includes a warehouse for storing samples and equipment used for field-based geological research (limited storage capacity). Researchers can request storage.

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
The facility includes a laboratory space for the viewing and sampling of existing rock and mineral collections including binocular and optical microscopes and an area for the processing of samples with rock saws and analysis by portable XRF methods only.

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
N/A

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Whitehorse General Hospital

Safety Considerations
YGS has a comprehensive field safety program

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30