Summer 2016 field studies in south-central Yukon by Luke Beranek and Roddy Campbell (MSc. student) focused on Paleozoic rocks that preserve evidence for mafic to felsic volcanism and marine sedimentation along the ancient Pacific margin of North America. This work is part of our "Secular evolution and metallogeny of continental margin basins" research program in the Canadian Cordillera. The objectives of Roddy Campbell’s MSc. project are to identify the principal lithofacies of Cambrian-Ordovician volcanic successions in the Pelly Mountains and determine the timing and tectonic setting of mafic magmatism with whole-rock lithogeochemistry, Nd-Hf isotope geochemistry, and CA-TIMS zircon U-Pb geochronology. This research is supported by the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program at Natural Resources Canada, Yukon Geological Survey, and NSERC.
Congratulations to Roddy Campbell (MSc. candidate in Geology) who received a best poster prize from the Mineral Deposit Division at this year’s GAC-MAC conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. His research on “Early Paleozoic magmatism and stratigraphy of the Kechika group, Pelly Mountains, Yukon” is collaborative with Luke Beranek and Steve Piercey (Memorial University) and Richard Friedman (University of British Columbia). This research is supported by the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Program at Natural Resources Canada, Yukon Geological Survey, and NSERC.