Growing up in the hustle and bustle of California sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the outdoors let alone geology. Wanting to get out of the urban spread I moved up to Corvallis, OR where I worked toward a B.S. in Geology at Oregon State University (OSU). During my 4 years at OSU I was fortunate enough to travel the world in pursuit of my passion for geology. This included taking field mapping courses in New Zealand, short courses in Nevada, and developing a senior thesis regarding veins and structures of the Mt. Thompson Quadrangle in southwestern Montana. After graduating in 2017 I worked as a consulting geologist for a number of Canadian exploration companies including VR Resources, Victory Metals, and Casino Gold. In these roles I progressed early stage exploration projects by field mapping, logging drill core & RC chips, conducting IP geophysical surveys, soil sampling, and staking claims. These projects have introduced to me to geologically unique locations in the far reaches of Nevada spanning porphyry, epithermal, and carlin-type deposits in search for gold, copper, and even vanadium. At UNR I will be working on my M.S. thesis focused on the characterization of an Eocene Intrusion-Hosted Gold Deposit in the Shoshone Range just north of the Cortez Pipeline complex. Aside of ore deposits I enjoy snowboarding, mountaineering, scuba diving, and traveling.
- Sediment Hosted Gold (Carlin-type)
- Reduced Intrusion Related Gold (RIRGS)
- and their related mineralization and alteration assemblages
- B.S. Geology, Oregon State University Year, 2017