Regitze Petersen, MSc student, Copenhagen University



Regitze is currently an M.Sc. student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark under the supervision of Tod Waight, a petrologist and geochemist originally from New Zealand. She grew up in a little town in Denmark and moved to Copenhagen to attend university. After three semesters of study she took a break from geology and traveled to Australia to work on a polo-horse farm. Regitze received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Copenhagen University in the summer of 2011. She did her bachelor thesis with Scandinavian Highlands, a Danish-based mineral exploration company, investigating the petrology and geochemistry of a potential gold deposit in an Archaen Greenstone belt in Norway. In addition Regitze has also worked with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and has carried out field investigations on a SEDEX deposit in Harzen with Scandinavian Highlands.

She has recently finished an exchange at University of Calgary as part of her Masters program and is now planning her Master thesis in association with GoldReach Resources Ltd. where she will contribute to the company’s investigation and characterisation of the Seel Copper Gold Porphyry Deposit in west–central British Columbia.
When not in the field or studying, Regitze enjoys the outdoors and challenging herself with adventure racing.

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.