Dr. Alison Leitch

Delineating the Alteration Zone of a Gold Prospect

Student: Adam Wall    Co-investigators: Colin Farquharson, Greg Sparkes

Hydrothermal gold deposits are associated with alteration of local rocks, changing their density and magnetic properties. Gravity and magnetic surveys were carried out over the Big Easy gold prospect, and the data were mapped and modelled in order to localize the alteration zone, and hence the gold mineralization.


MSc: Adam Wall (2018) “Delineating the Alteration Zone at the Big Easy Prospect using Geophysical Methods” (co-supervised by C. Farquharson)

Wall, A., Leitch, A., Farquharson, C. and Sparkes, G., “Delineating the alteration zone at the Big Easy prospect using geophysical methods”, GAC MAC Annual Meeting, Whitehorse, Jun 1-3, 2016.

Wall, A., Leitch, A.M., Sparkes, G. and Farquharson, C., “Delineating the Alteration Zone at the Neoproterozoic, Low-Sulphidation Big Easy Gold Prospect Using Geophysical Methods” (in prep for Economic Geology).


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