Fingerprinting favourable volcanic horizons for precious and critical metal deposits in the Golden Triangle, British Columbia

This project will help determine the history and distribution of the volcanic rocks which hose important copper, gold and critical metal deposits in the so-called “Golden Triangle” of NW British Columbia. The interns involved will apply various methods to determine the age, chemical composition and distribution of the Jurassic age volcanic rocks of the Hazelton Group. The interns will spend time in the field with their partners, and spend time at the University of British Columbia generating key supporting data sets in the UBC laboratories in the Mineral Deposit Research Unit. The partner organisations will benefit from an improved understanding of the rocks which host mineral deposits, and be able to use this information to more easily target new mineral deposits.

Kyle Powers
Faculty Supervisor: 
Shaun Barker
British Columbia
Partner University: