Kerry Bates M.Sc.
Geologist and Project Manager
B.Sc. (Earth Sciences), M.Sc. (Geology)
Kerry graduated with a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University (2011) and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Manitoba (2016). Kerry’s graduate research focused on Devonian carbonate stratigraphy and sedimentology, ultimately investigating the geologic controls on an underexplored petroleum resource. Following graduation Kerry worked as an industrial mineralogist analyzing aggregate petrography and deposit quality of major concrete aggregate deposits in Western Canada. In 2017 Kerry relocated to Cranbrook, BC, to re-focus his career on mineral exploration. Kerry has worked in all aspects of mineral exploration ranging from small programs that include target generation through prospecting, mapping and surface geochemical surveys to operating within large-scale open pit mines including pit mapping and core logging and on-site management of multi-drill heli-supported exploration programs.
Most recently, Kerry’s work has focused on the following deposit types:
Several SEDEX style base-metal deposits within the Aldridge Formation, Kootenay Mining District, Southeast BC
Industrial minerals (high-grade silica for use as frac sand proppant), Kootenay Mining District, Southeast BC
Vein-hosted and structural-controlled gold and base-metal targets, Kootenay Mining District, Southeast BC
Epithermal gold targets, Watson Lake Mining District, Southeast Yukon