May 16 webinar: The Next Generation of Minerals Geoscience Talent

Vancouver, BC – May 3, 2024 –A Geoscience BC webinar on Thursday May 16 will demonstrate the next generation of minerals geoscience talent, with talks from eight 2023 Geoscience BC Scholarship Program recipients.

Sponsored by Lithos Geological and supported by the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), the webinar takes place from 10 am to 11:30 am Pacific.

Scholarship recipients Lindsey Abdale, Behnaz Bahroudi, Kiera Broda, Joanna Dlugosz, Russell Johnston, Giovanni Pamparana, Kyle Powers and Huaze (Derek) Xu will present their research, followed by a live Q&A session moderated by AME.


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Registration will close on May 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm Pacific

Lindsey Abdale, Ph.D. Student, UBC

Project title: The Cottonbelt Pb-Zn Deposit of Southeastern British Columbia: the World’s First Volcanogenic Deposit Associated with a Carbonatite.

Behnaz Bahroudi, M.Sc. Student, Thompson Rivers University

Project title: Topsoil-Till Cover Depth and Amendments: Influence on Ecosystem Reclamation in Closed Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs).

Kiera Broda, Ph.D. Student, McGill University

Project title: Controls on the Nickel Mineralization of the Early Jurassic Alaskan-Type Ultramafic-mafic, Turnagain Complex.

Joanna Dlugosz, M.Sc. Student, UBC

Project title: Trace Element and Sulphur Isotope Vectoring in the Burgundy Ridge Cu-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposit, Northwestern British Columbia.

Russell Johnston, M.Sc. Student, UBC

Project title: Structural Controls on the Galore Creek Porphyry Deposit, Northwestern British Columbia.

Giovanni Pamparana, M.Sc. Student, UBC

Project title: A Study on Compression Breakage: From Theory to Practice.

Kyle Powers, M.Sc. Student, UBC

Project title: Stratigraphy and Mineralization at BA in the Golden Triangle, NW BC.

Huaze (Derek) Xu, M.Sc. Student, UBC

Project title: Vectoring and Alteration Footprints from Mineralogy and Geochemistry at the Lorraine Cu-Au Deposit, British Columbia, Canada.

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