Bruce Northcote, P.Geo

Regional Geologist, Southwest and South Central
Staff Geologist, Mineral Development Office

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Phone:  (604) 660-2713

Email:  Bruce.Northcote@gov.bc.ca

Bruce is currently covering B.C.’s Southwest and South Central mining regions as Regional Geologist. He is also filling the Staff Geologist role at the Mineral Development Office.

Education

University of British Columbia (B.Sc., 1991)
Queen’s University (M.Sc., 1996)

Expertise

Bruce was an exploration geologist before joining the BCGS in 2006 as a Regional Geologist.

As a Regional Geologist Bruce is responsible for tracking and reporting on exploration activity in the mining regions to which he is assigned, currently the Southwest and South Central regions. Reporting is published on an annual cycle in BCGS Information Circulars and Open File maps. Bruce also responds to general inquiries from inside and outside government on exploration activity and mineral potential within these regions. As Staff Geologist at the Mineral Development Office, Bruce is one of those responsible for the technical marketing of the province’s mineral resources to international investors.

Regional Geologists

Publications

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2021. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2021-01. 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2021.  Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2021-01, pp. 1-45

Northcote, B., 2021. Exploration and mining in the South Central Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2021-01, pp. 81-100.

Northcote, B., 2021. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2021-01, pp. 121-134. 

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2020. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2020-01. 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2020.  Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2020-01, pp. 1-40 (revised February 2020).

Northcote, B., 2020. Exploration and mining in the South Central Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2020-01, p.p 75-94 (revised February 2020). 

Northcote, B., 2020. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2020-01, pp. 113-126. 

Riddell, J., and Northcote, B., 2020. Table of British Columbia coal resources, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2020-09, 1p.

Schiarizza, P., Monger, J.W.H., Friedman, R.M., and Northcote, B., 2020. Detrital zircons from the Gun Lake unit, Gold Bridge area, southwestern British Columbia. In: Geological Fieldwork 2019, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2020-01, pp. 13-24. 

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2019. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2019-01.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2019. Exploration and mining in British Columbia, 2018: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2019-01, pp 1-37.

Northcote, B., 2019. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2019-01, pp 101-113. 

Northcote, B., 2019. Exploration and mining in the South Central Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2019-01, pp 83-99.

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2018. Operating mines and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2018-1. 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2018. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2018-1, pp 1-33.

Northcote, B., 2018. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2018-1, pp 105-119. 

Northcote, B., 2018. Exploration and mining in the South Central Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2018-1, pp 85-103.

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Northcote, B., 2017. Selected exploration projects and operating mines in British Columbia, 2016. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-1. 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., and Northcote, B., 2017. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2016: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2016. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2017-1, pp 1-29. 

Northcote, B., 2017. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2016. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2017-1, pp 133-147.

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2016. Selected Exploration Projects and Operating Mines in British Columbia, 2015. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2016-1.

Northcote, B., 2016. Exploration and mining in the Southwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2015. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2016-1, pp 107-120. 

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2015. Operating Mines and Selected Exploration Projects in British Columbia, 2014. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2015-1. 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2015. Provincial Overview of Mines and Mineral Exploration, 2014. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2015-01, 37 p.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Kyba, J., Jago, P., Britton, J., Katay, F., 2015. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2014, Foreword and Table of Contents. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2014. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2015-2, pp iii-v. 

Northcote, B., 2015. Exploration and mining in the Coast Area, British Columbia. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2014. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2015-2, pp 83-95. 

 

Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Li, G., Madu, B., Northcote, B., 2014. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in British Columbia, 2013. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2014-01. 

Madu, B., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Li, G., Northcote, B., 2014. Provincial Summary, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2013. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey. Information Circular 2014-1, 22 p.

Madu, B., Northcote, B., Kyba, J., Jago, P., Britton, J., Katay, F., 2014. Regional Geologist Summaries - Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2013, Foreword and Table of Contents. In: Regional Geologist Summaries, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2013, pp. iii-vi. 

Northcote, B., 2014. Exploration and mining in the South and West Coast Regions, British Columbia. In: Regional Geologist Summaries, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2013, pp 107-122. 

Northcote, B., Madu, B., Schroeter, T., Li, G., 2014. Gold production and resources in British Columbia, 1890-2013 (excluding placer). Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2014-04. 

 

Britton, J., Chu, R., Grieve, D., Harman, H., Jago, P., Kyba, J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., 2013. Map of Communities, Mineral and Coal Exploration Investment. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2013-07. 

Britton, J., Chu, R., Grieve, D., Jago, P., Kyba, J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., 2013. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in B.C., 2012. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2013-01. 

Britton, J., Chu, R., Grieve, D., Jago, P., Kyba, J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., 2013. Provincial Summary Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2012. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2013-01, 26 p. 

Northcote, B., 2013. South-West Coast Regions, In: Regional Geologist Summaries - Exploration and Mining in B.C. 2012, Ministry of Energy and Mines British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining in BC, pp 79-93. 

 

Britton, J., DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Kyba, J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., 2012. British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2011. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2012-1, 29 p.

Britton, J., DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Kyba, J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Chu, R., 2012. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in B.C., 2011. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, BC Geological Survey Open File 2012-01.

Northcote, B., 2012. Exploration and Mining in Coast Area, British Columbia. In: Exploration and Mining in B.C. 2011. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, British Columbia Geological Survey, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia pp. 63-78. 

 

Fredericks, J., Grieve, D., Lefebure, D.V., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2010. British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2009. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2010-01. 

Fredericks, J., Northcote, B., Schroeter, T.G., Wilkin, L., 2010. Gold in British Columbia.  Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2010-05. 

Fredericks, J., Northcote, B., Schroeter, T.G., Wilkin, L., 2010. Copper in British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2010-04.

Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., Fredericks, J., 2010.  Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2009, Foreword and Overview.  In:  Exploration and Mining in B.C. 2009. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Exploration and Mining in B.C. 2009. 

Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., Fredericks, J., Meredith-Jones, S., Saunders, P., 2010. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in B.C., 2009. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2010-01. 

Northcote, B., 2010. Southwest Region. In: British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2009. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining in B.C. 2009. 

Northcote, B., 2010. Table of British Columbia Coal Resources. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Geofile 2010-11. 

Northcote, B., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Wojdak, P.J., Fredericks, J., Saunders, P., Meredith-Jones, S., 2010. Communities Benefiting from British Columbia Mineral Exploration Activity in 2009. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2010-02. 

 

DeGrace, J.R., Fredericks, J., Grieve, D., Lefebure, D.V., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2009. British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2008. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2009-01. 

DeGrace, J.R., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2009. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2008, Foreword, Overview and Table of Contents. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2008. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2008. 

DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., Fredericks, J., Cobb, K., 2009. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in B.C., 2008. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2009-01. 

Northcote, B., 2009. Southwest Region. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2008. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2008. 

Northcote, B., DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Wojdak, P.J., Cobb, K., Meredith-Jones, S., 2009. Communities Benefiting from British Columbia Mineral Exploration Activity in 2008. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2009-02. 

 

DeGrace, J.R., Grant, B., Grieve, D., Lefebure, D.V., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2008. British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2007. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2008-01.

DeGrace, J.R., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2008. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2007, Foreword and Overview, In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2007. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining 2007. 

Hancock, K.D., Grant, B., with DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2008. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in British Columbia – 2007. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2008-01. 

Northcote, B., 2007. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining 2007.

 

Northcote, B., 2007. Southwest Region. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2006. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining 2006.

Schroeter, T.G., Grieve, D., Lane, R., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P., 2007. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2006, Foreword and Overview. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia 2006. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration and Mining 2006. 

Simandl, G.J., Irvine, M.L, Grieve, D., Lane, R., Wojdak, P.J., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Schroeter, T.G., 2007. Review of Industrial Minerals in British Columbia – 2006.