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Exploration in Northern BC, Canada

The North. Well, not THAT north, just northern BC, but still, a place that is rugged, wild and stunning. Sharp mountain peaks silhouette the horizon with sides so steep that only mountain goats can climb, and maybe the occasional craz… er, “brave” geologist. Recently I found myself returning to my home country and province of
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The massive Chief rock of Squamish, British Columbia [Canada]

Intro: There is a giant rock that you can’t ignore along the famous Sea to Sky highway in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada. This is called “the Chief” and is actually a glacially exposed ancient magma chamber! It is well known to the locals in Squamish, B.C., which is my home-town. Thus, as I recently came back to Canada
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