Areas of interest

Ore and breccia classification of cu-ag-au tourmaline breccia pipes at the giant copper property, southern British Columbia: a comparison study with the tourmaline breccias of the Rio Blanco-los Bronces district in northern Chile.

The formation of tourmaline-bearing breccia pipes is considered rare in Canada. However, in South America tourmaline breccia pipes are quite common and contain some of the largest endowments of copper in the world. My research will investigate the similarities in mineralogy, fluids, and geochemistry between the copper-bearing breccia pipes of South America and the breccia pipes at the Giant Copper property. Results from my study will speculate if deeper and more enriched zones of copper mineralization exist on the Giant Copper property.