Geochemical analysis of low-sulphidation epithermal deposits on the La Victoria property in the Ancash Department of the Republic of Peru

This research project will focus on analytical techniques related to determining the gold geochemistry of the La Victoria property in the western Peruvian Andes. The La Victoria property is found along a major gold belt that is host to some world class deposits such as Yanacocha, Lagunas Norte, La Arena and Shahuindo. Based on initial exploration techniques, two major mineralized areas (San Markito and Rufina) have been identified as important for gold exploration. The next stage of exploration is to examine the geochemistry of surface samples and drill cores to determine the mineralogical and geochemical signatures of the gold mineralization and to put these into a consistent model. Essentially, the mineralogical and geochemical data obtained in this study will be beneficial for continued exploration of the La Victoria property and will provide the exploration company with vital information about both areas of interest.

Faculty Supervisor:

Neil Banerjee


Kelsey Rozon




Geography / Geology / Earth science


Mining and quarrying


Western University



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