Meet CSA Global Senior Consulting Geologist, Matthew Bodnar when he presents: “An Integrated Assessment of Regional Stream Sediment Geochemistry for Metallic Deposits in Northwest British Columbia” at The 31st Annual KEG Conference & Trade Show between April 10-11, 2018 in Canada.
This talk will present the outcome of processing geochemical data using catchment analysis for approximately 14,000 re-analyzed stream sediment samples from an area encompassing parts of 20 NTS map areas (093, 094, 103, 104) in northwestern BC. The limits of the project were based on the following criteria: areas where samples have been re-analyzed by ICP-MS; absence of regionally extensive Quaternary cover; lack of previous geochemical interpretations of stream sediment data; and regions with a high-degree of interest from mineral exploration companies. The area was further constrained to include only regions underlain by Stikinia, Quesnellia, and Cache Creek terranes. This geological filter was applied because the fringing terranes to the east and west will have distinctly different background values for many elements which could limit our ability to identify and enhance geochemical signals associated with mineralization, and also because these terranes are not significant hosts for porphyry or precious metal mineralization. Multivariate analysis of the data demonstrate strong geochemical responses for the most common mineral deposit districts and highlight areas of further exploration interest.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Senior Consulting Geologist
Matt is a geologist with nine years’ experience in industry coupled with recent completion of a Masters in geochemistry. He has demonstrated skills of integrated multi-disciplinary mineral exploration data analysis and targeting strategy with a specialization in exploration geochemical methods in covered terrain utilizing terrain mapping, quaternary geology and the principles of landscape geochemistry. Significant experience in the exploration for polymetallic magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits within a multi-national mining house and continuing along the path to discovery with an interest in maximizing field programs through the integration of emerging analytical and geospatial technologies.