Gordon Clarke, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Director of the British Columbia Mineral Development Office

Gordon Clarke. Director of MDO

Phone: (604) 660-2094

Email: Gordon.Clarke@gov.bc.ca

Gordon is responsible for managing the Mineral Development Office's activities.

Education

Sir Sandford Fleming College (Dipl. Minerals Technology)

Acadia University (B.Sc., Honours)

University of New Brunswick (M.Sc. )

Expertise

Gord has over thirty years of experience working in mineral exploration and mining. He was a principal owner of Aurora Geosciences Ltd. (formerly Covello, Bryan and Associates Ltd.) before working as senior mine geologist and superintendant of exploration for Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. After leaving Diavik in 2007, he held public company officer positions as President and Vice President Exploration for North Arrow Minerals Inc. and Vice President Exploration for Elgin Mining Inc.

Gordon is the Director of the Mineral Development Office where he is responsible for the promotion of British Columbia's mineral and coal resources.  He provides information and assistance to industry stakeholders. Monitors and tabulates current industry activities.  Co-ordination of the geoscience outputs of the Regional Geology offices.

Publications

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Corcoran, N.L., and Hancock, K., 2022. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2021: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2021. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2022-01, pp. 1-42. 

Clarke, G., 2022. Exploration and mining in the Northwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2021. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2022-01, pp. 43-65. 

Wildgust, N., Cui, Y., Clarke, G., and Hickin, A.S., 2022. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2021-2022. In: Geological Fieldwork 2021, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2022-01, pp. 1-15.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Corcoran, N.L., and Hancock, K., 2022. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2021. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2022-01.

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S., 2021. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2021-01.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2021. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2021-01, pp. 1-45.

Clarke, G., 2021. Exploration and mining in the North Central and Northeast regions, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2020. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2021-01, pp. 65-79.

Wildgust, N., Jones, L.D., Clarke, G., and Hickin, A.S., 2021. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2020-2021. In: Geological Fieldwork 2020, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2021-01, pp. 1-14.

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2020. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2020-01. 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and Tombe, S.P., 2020.  Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2020-01, pp. 1-40 (revised February 2020).

Clarke, G., 2020. Exploration and mining in the North Central and Northeast regions, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2020-01, pp. 59-73 (revised February 2020).

Ferri, F., Jones, L.D., and Clarke, G., and Hickin, A.S., 2020. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2019-2020. In: Geological Fieldwork 2019, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2020-01, pp.1-12.

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2019. Mines, mine development, selected proposed mines, and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2019-01.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2019. Exploration and mining in British Columbia, 2018: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2018. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2019-01, pp 1-37.

Ferri, F., Jones, L.D., and Clarke, G., 2019. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2018-2019. In: Geological Fieldwork 2018, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2019-01, pp.1-14.

 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2018. Operating mines and selected exploration projects in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2018-1. 

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Katay, F., and DeGrace, J.R., 2018. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2018-1, pp 1-33.

Clarke, G., 2018. Exploration and mining in the Northwest Region, British Columbia. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2017. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2018-01, pp. 121-139.

Hickin, A.S., Jones, L.D., and Clarke, G., 2018. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2017-2018. In: Geological Fieldwork 2016, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2018-1, pp. 1-13.

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Northcote, B., 2017. Selected exploration projects and operating mines in British Columbia, 2016. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2017-1. 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., and Northcote, B., 2017. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2016: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2016. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2017-1, pp 1-29. 

Hickin, A.S., Jones, L.D., and Clarke, G., 2017. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2016-2017. In: Geological Fieldwork 2016, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2017-1, pp. 1-16.

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2016. Selected Exploration Projects and Operating Mines in British Columbia, 2015. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2016-1.

Hickin, A.S., Jones, L.D., and Clarke, G., 2016. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2015-2016. In: Geological Fieldwork 2015, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2016-1, pp. 1-11. 

Clarke, G., 2016. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2015: A summary. In: Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2015. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2016-1, pp. 1-26.

 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2015. Operating Mines and Selected Exploration Projects in British Columbia, 2014. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2015-1. 

Clarke, G., Britton, J., Jago, P., Katay, F., Kyba, J., Northcote, B., 2015. Provincial Overview of Mines and Mineral Exploration, 2014. Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2015-01, 37 p.

Clarke, G., Northcote, B., Kyba, J., Jago, P., Britton, J., Katay, F., 2015. Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2014, Foreword and Table of Contents. In: Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2014. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2015-2, pp iii-v. 

Hickin, Adrian S., Jones, Larry D., Rowins, Stephen M., and Clarke, G., 2015. British Columbia Geological Survey annual program review 2014-2015. In: Geological Fieldwork 2014, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2015-1, pp. 1-17.

 

Clarke, G.T., 1994. Stratigraphy and lithogeochemistry of the north end zone Zn-Pb-Cu-(Ag) deposit, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. Unpublished M.Sc., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 199 p.