Orlando Lanto – MSc candidate, Saint Mary’s University
Metallogeny of the Scottie Gold Mine Zone
Orlando’s research focuses on the volcanic setting, tectonic history, and metallogeny of the Scottie Gold Mine Zone, NW Stikine terrane, British Columbia, where he aims to characterize and describe the fluids responsible for mineralization found at the mine, using a combined petrography of representative rock samples and whole-rock and trace element geochemical analyses. By understanding the tectonic settings and alteration types associated with high-grade samples, signature patterns and inferences can be determined to aid in narrowing the scope of gold exploration to areas that exhibit the same metallogeny and geochemical patterns.
Orlando received a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management from Mount Royal University in 2016 before going back to school and graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Mount Royal University in 2021. He is currently working towards his Master of Science in Applied Science (Geology) at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.