Project: A petrographic, geochemical and structural investigation of the Seel Copper Gold Porphyry Deposit
The Seel Deposit is a copper-gold style deposit associated with a coarse porphyritic intrusion and located on the Ootsa Property. The property is in west-central British Columbia on the south side of Tahtsa Reach, close to the operating Huckleberry Mine. The deposit is being explored by Gold Reach Resources Ltd. and is showing good size potential with promising grades.
This M.Sc. research project will investigate the petrography, geochemistry and structural framework of the Seel Deposit. The aim of the research will be to document the structural controls and constraints on mineralization, document the alteration, ore mineralogy, and fluid chemistry, and determine the age of mineralization.
The study will involve a multidisciplinary approach including diamond drill core logging to construct a geologic framework for research samples, thin section study and electron microprobe analysis to characterize mineralization and alteration assemblages. Fluid inclusion chemistry will be evaluated with a Linkam heatin-freezing stage to provide constraints on the chemistry and temperature of the mineralising fluids. The age of alteration minerals will be invested by Rb-Sr dating on mica-feldspar.