Kirk Hancock, P.Geo.

Mineral Resource Geoscientist

Kirk Hancock

Phone: (250) 952-0433

Email: Kirk.Hancock@gov.bc.ca

Kirk is a Mineral Resource Geoscientist in the Resource Information Section of the BC Geological Survey.

Education

University of British Columbia (B.Sc., Geology; 1987)

Expertise

Kirk joined the BCGS out of University as a contract geological assistant in 1987, eventually becoming a regular full-time staff member.  For ten years he worked primarily with the Industrial Minerals group doing both in office research and field mapping.  Additionally, he has worked on several mineral deposits mapping projects and has been through most corners of the province.  From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Hancock worked in the private sector with several exploration companies as well as was self-employed. He worked on several mineral exploration projects in British Columbia, Nevada, Honduras and Mexico.  He has developed expertise with numerous industrial minerals including magnetite, chromite, magnesite, rhodonite, kyanite and andalusite.  Additionally, he has worked on manto-chimney carbonate hosted lead-zinc, porphyry copper-gold, mesothermal gold veins and Carlin-type gold mineralization.   In 2005, he returned to the BCGS and the Resource Information Section.  He is responsible for Property File and provides database and application support, and geological expertise to government and external clients. 

 

Simandl, G.J.  Prussin, E.A., Hancock, K.D., Meredith-Jones, S., 2012. Rare Metal-Bearing Deposits in British Columbia with Selected Examples. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, GeoFile 2012-02.

 

Hancock, K.D., Northcote, B., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2011. British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview 2010. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2011-01. 

Johal, A., Northcote, B., Hancock, K.D., 2011. Molybdenum in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2011-03.

Johal, A., Northcote, B., Hancock, K.D., 2011. Rare Metals in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 2011-02.

 

Hancock, K.D., Barlow, N.D., 2010. British Columbia's Property File: Project Update and a Case Study of an Integrated MapPlace Analysis of a Target Hidden in the Files. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2010-01-15.

Hancock, K.D., Desjardins, P.J., Meredith-Jones, S., Samuelson, K., Kohli, N., 2010. MapPlace and MTO short course notes from the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2010. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Information Circular 2010-02.

 

MacIntyre, D.G., Kilby, W.E., with contributions from Duncan, R., Aspinall, C., O'Donnell, M., Panteleyev, A., Wojdak, P.J., Mihalynuk, M.G., Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Desjardins, P.J., Jones, L.D., Lefebure, D.V., 2009. Atlin-Taku Mineral Resource Assessment. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2009-05. 

 

Hancock, K.D., Chan, P., 2008. Communities Benefiting from British Columbia Mineral Exploration Activity in 2007. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2008-07. 

Hancock, K.D., Grant, B., with DeGrace, J., Grieve, D., Madu, B., Northcote, B., Wojdak, P.J., 2008. Operating Mines and Selected Major Exploration Projects in British Columbia 2007. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2008-01. 

Hora, Z.D., Hancock, K.D., 2008. Geology of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. Geoscience Canada, Volume 35, Number 2.

 

Jones, L.D., Desjardins, P.J., Hancock, K.D., Wilcox, A.F., de Groot, L.L., McArthur, J.G., 2007. Update of the British Columbia Geological Survey Geospatial Databases and Applications. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2007-01-05.

 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Rotella, M.D., 2004. Kyanite and Andalusite Occurrences in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Canada, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2004-02-55. 

 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., 1998. Sparry Magnesite. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Paper 1998-01-29. 

 

Butrenchuk, S.B., Hancock, K.D., 1997. Barite in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1997-16. 

Hora, Z.D., Hancock, K.D., 1997. A New Sodalite Occurrence: Mount Mather Creek, British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1997-01-28. 

Hora, Z.D., Hancock, K.D., 1997. Some New Dimension Stone Properties in British Columbia, Part III. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1997-01-26. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Callaghan, B., Paradis, S., Yorke-Hardy, R., 1997.Klinker Precious Opal Deposit, South Central British Columbia, Canada - Field Observations and Potential Deposit-Scale Controls. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1997-01-29. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Lambert, E., Hudon, P., Martignole, J., Osborne, W.W., 1997. The Empress Cu-Au-Mo Deposit - Gemstone and Industrial Minerals Potential. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1997-01-32. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Nelson, J.L., Massey, N.W.D., Paradis S., 1997. Rhodonite in British Columbia, pp. 69-70.

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Paradis, S., Massey, N.W.D., 1997. Rhodonite Occurrences of the Cowichan Lake Area and Salt Spring Island, Southwest British Columbia, Abstract Volume, page A137.

Simandl, G.J., Paradis, S., Hancock, K.D., 1997. Sapphires/rubies, emeralds deposit models; - possible applications to British Columbia, page 89.

Yorke-Hardy, R., Paradis, S., Simandl, G.J., Callaghan, B., Hancock, K.D., 1997. Okanagan Precious Opal Deposit, British Columbia, Canada - An Australian Analogue?, page 61.

 

Hancock, K.D., Simandl, G.J., 1996. Kyanite at Prince Rupert and Kitimat. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia, Geological Survey Paper 1996-01-23. 

Panteleyev, A., Bailey, D.G., Bloodgood, M.A., Hancock, K.D., 1996. Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Quesnel River - Horsefly Map Area, Central Quesnel Trough. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia, British Columbia Geological Survey Bulletin 97. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., 1996. Magnesite in British Columbia, Canada: A Neglected Resource, No. 1030, p. 33-44.

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., 1996. Sediment-hosted Magnesite Deposits; in: New Mineral Deposit Models of the Cordillera.

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., and Duncan, L., 1996. Magnesite deposits in B.C. - Economic Potential, April 1996, No. 343, p. 125-132.

Simandl, G.J., Simandl, J., Hancock, K.D., 1996. An Under-Developed Resource Magnesite Deposits, British Columbia, Technical Program, Abstract, p. 119, Proceedings, p. 42-43.

 

Hora, Z.S. and Hancock, K.D., 1995. Nazko Cinder Cone and a New Perlite Occurrence. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1995-01-46.

Hora, Z.D. and Hancock, K.D., 1995. Quesnel Area - Industrial Minerals Assessment. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1995-01-32. 

Hora, Z.D. and Hancock, K.D., 1995. Some New Dimension Stone Properties in British Columbia II. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1995-01-29. 

Simandl, G.J. and Hancock, K.D., 1995. Refractory Minerals in British Columbia and Related Opportunities. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Church, B.N., and Woodsworth, G.J., 1995. Andalusite in British Columbia - New Exploration Targets. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1995-01-31.  

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Church, B.N., and Woodsworth, G.J., 1995. Andalusite in British Columbia, Vol. 20, p. A-97.

Simandl, G.J., Marchildon, N., and Hancock, K.D., 1995. Flake Graphite in the Coast and Omineca Belts, British Columbia, Vol. 20, p. A-98. 

 

Mihalynuk, M.G., Smith, M.T., Hancock, K.D., and Dudka, S.F., 1994. Regional and Economic Geology of the Tulsequah River and Glacier Areas. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1994-01-14.  

Mihalynuk, M.G., Smith, M.T., Hancock, K.D., and Dudka, S.F., Payne, J., 1994. Geology of the Tulsequah River and Glacier Creek Area (NTS 104K/12, 13). British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1994-03. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., MacGregor, D.H.G., Boucher, M., Irvine, R., Stipdonk, C.G., and Kehl, C.G., 1994. Refractory Minerals and derived, Electricity Intensive products, District 6 Meeting, Abstract, 1 page.  

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., MacGregor, D.H.G., Boucher, M., Irvine, R., Stipdonk, C.G., and Kehl, C.G., 1994. Refractory Minerals and derived, Value-Added Products, British Columbia, District 6 Meeting, Industrial Minerals Section, p. 17-38. 

 

Hancock, K.D. and Simandl, G.J., 1993. Geology of the Anzac Magnesite Deposit. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1993-01-31. 

Hora, Z.D. and Hancock, K.D., 1993. Some New Dimension Stone Properties in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration in BC 1993-08, pp. 107-116. 

Marchildon, N., Simandl, G.J., and Hancock, K.D., 1993. The AA Graphite Deposit, Bella Coola Area, British Columbia: Exploration Implications for the Coast Plutonic Complex. British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1993-01-32.  

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Paradis, S., and Simandl, J., 1993. Field identification of magnesite-bearing rocks using sodium polytungstate, No. 966, p. 68-72. 

 

Hancock, K.D., 1992. Arthur Point (Sea Rose) Rhodonite (NTS 92M/12W). British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration in B.C. 1992-11, pp. 89-98.

Hancock, K.D., Simandl, G.J., 1992. Geology of the Marysville Magnesite Deposit, Southeastern British Columbia (NTS 82G/12W). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration in BC 1991-08, pp. 71-80.

Simandl, G.J., Boucher, M.A., Macgregor, D.H.G., Fournier, M.A., Hancock, K.D., 1992. Investment Opportunities in British Columbia Refractory Minerals and Related Energy Intensive, Value-Added Products. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., 1992. Geology of Dolomite-Hosted Magnesite Deposits of the Brisco and Driftwood Creek Areas British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1992-01-45. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Fournier, M.A., Koyanagi, V.M., Vilkos, V., Lett, R.E., Colbourne, C., 1992. Geology and Major Element Geochemistry of the Mount Brussilof Magnesite Area, Southeastern British Columbia (NTS 82J/12, 13). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1992-14 

 

Hancock, K.D., 1991. Some Significant Industrial Mineral Producers of the Southern Rocky Mountains - Guidebook for Fieldtrips 2 and 3. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 1991-08.

Hancock, K.D., Hora, Z.D., White, G.V., 1991. Olivine Potential of the Tulameen Ultramafic Complex (NTS 92H/10). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1991-09. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., 1991. Geology of the Mount Brussilof Magnesite Deposit, Southeastern British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1991-01-29.  

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Hora, Z.D., Paradis, S., MacLean, M.E., 1991. Regional geology of the carbonate-hosted Mount Brussilof magnesite deposit, Southeastern British Columbia, Proceedings, p. 57-65. 

Simandl, G.J., Hancock, K.D., Paradis, S., Simandl, G.J., 1991. Quick Field Method for Identification of Magnesite-Bearing Rocks in Mount Brussilof Area, Southeastern British Columbia (NTS 82J/12, 13). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Exploration in BC 1990-08, PP. 81-86.

 

Alldrick, D.J., Britton, J.M., MacLean, M.E., Hancock, K.D., Fletcher, B.A., Hiebert, S.D., 1990. Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Snippaker Area (NTS 104B/6E, 7W, 10W, 11E). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1990-16.  

Hancock, K.D., 1990. Geology of Nickel Mountain and the E&L Nickel-Copper Project. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey, Paper 1990-01-36. 

Hancock, K.D., 1990. Ultramafic Associated Chromite and Nickel Occurrences in British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1990-27. 

 

Panteleyev, A., Hancock, K.D., 1989. Geology of the Beaver Creek-Horsefly River Map Area (NTS 93A/5, 6). Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1989-14.

Panteleyev, A., Hancock, K.D., 1989. Quesnel Mineral Belt: Summary of the Geology of the Beaver Creek - Horsefly River Map Area. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1989-01-18. 

 

Butrenchuk, S.B., Hora, Z.D., White, G.V., Hancock, K.D., MacLean, M.E., 1988. Industrial Mineral Occurrences in British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1988-13. 

Hancock, K.D., 1988. Magnetite Occurrences in British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 1988-28.