Gabrielle Jones | DERTS Trainees

Degree program: MSc, University of Alberta
Supervisors: Graham Pearson & Luke Oates (BCGS

I am an MSc student at the University of Alberta working under the supervision of Dr. Graham Pearson (DERTS) and Luke Ootes (British Columbia Geological Survey). My research is in collaboration with the British Columbia Geological Survey on their multi-year Hogem batholith bedrock mapping project in north-central BC. The purpose of my study is to constrain crystallization ages and to develop a better understanding of the petrogenesis of the Hogem batholith, which is a multi-phase Mesozoic intrusion located in Quesnel terrane and is a host to several known copper-porphyry prospects. My project will involve analyzing a suite of samples from the batholith using mineral-scale isotope geochemistry, including U-Pb, Lu-Hf, oxygen-isotope, and trace element analyses.
During my BSc, I conducted a directed study supervised by Dr. Derek Thorkelson (SFU) on several Cu-sulphide bearing hornblendite intrusions in the Hogem batholith. This study included detailed petrographic work and analyzation of whole-rock and mineral geochemistry to characterize the intrusions.

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