Rebecca Hunter, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Senior Minerals Geologist - Base Metal Metallogeny

Rebecca Hunter

Phone: (250) 419-8744

Email: Rebecca.Hunter@gov.bc.ca

Rebecca is a geological mapper and mineral deposit geologist with an emphasis on the geology of sediment- and volcanic-hosted, stratiform and stratabound Pb, Zn, Au and Ag deposits in British Columbia.

Education

University of Saskatchewan (B.Sc., 2003)

University of Regina (M.Sc., 2007)

Laurentian University (Ph.D. candidate)

Expertise

Rebecca joined the British Columbia Geological Survey in 2019 after spending 14 years as a uranium exploration geologist in Saskatchewan and Nunavut.  As a Project Geologist for Cameco Corporation, she led their Thelon Basin exploration team to discover two high-grade unconformity-type uranium prospects.   Rebecca has bedrock mapped in northern Saskatchewan as a graduate student for the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, and the Anialik greenstone belt and the Aberdeen Lake area in Nunavut as an exploration geologist.  Her ongoing Ph.D. study is focused on the geological and structural setting of uranium mineralization in the northeast Thelon Basin area.

At the BCGS, Rebecca is responsible for field mapping and mineral deposit studies with a particular focus on base metal mineralization.  Her primary areas of interest and expertise are tectonics, structural geology, and the formation of ore deposits.

Publications

 

Hunter, R.C., Lafrance, B., Heaman, L.M., Zaluski, G., Thomas, D., 2018.  Geology, lithogeochemistry and U-Pb geochronology of the Aberdeen Lake area, Nunavut: new insights, into the Neoarchean tectonic evolution of the central Rae Domain.  Precambrian Research, vol. 310, pp. 114-132.

 

Hunter, R.C., Ashton, K.E., 2010.  Age and provenance of the Paleoproterozoic Thluicho Lake Group based on detrital zircon U-Pb SHRIMP geochronology: new insights into the protracted tectonic evolution of the southwestern Rae Province, Canadian Shield.  Precambrian Research, vol. 182, pp. 83-100.

Hunter, R.C., Bethune, K.M., Ashton, K.E., Yeo, G.M., 2010.  Stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Paleoproterozoic Thluicho Lake Group, southwestern Rae Province, Canada: alluvial basin development in the hinterland of the Taltson Orogen. Journal of Geology, vol. 118, pp. 487-508.

 

Ashton, K.E., Hartlaub, R.P., Heaman, L.M., Morelli, R., Bethune, K.M., Hunter, R.C., 2009.  Post-Taltson sedimentary and intrusive history of the Rae Province along the northern margin of the Athabasca Basin: Western Canadian Shield. Precambrian Research, vol. 175, pp. 16-34.

 

Bethune, K.M., Hunter, R.C., Ashton, K.E., 2006.  Age and provenance of the Paleoproterozoic Thluicho Lake Group based on detrital zircon SHRIMP geochronology: A record of tectonic activity in the southwest Rae Province, Saskatchewan. In Summary of Investigations 2006, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2006-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-3, 118 p.

 

Hunter, R.C., 2004.  Geology of the Camsell Portage Area, southern Zemlak Domain, Rae Province (Uranium City Project). In Summary of Investigations 2004, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2004-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-8, 12 p.

Hunter, R.C., Bethune, K.M., Yeo, G.M., Ashton, K.E., 2004.  Investigations of the Thluicho Lake Group: A stratigraphic, structural, and tectonic perspective (Uranium City Project).  In Summary of Investigations 2004, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2004-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-9, 14 p.

 

Hunter, R.C., 2003.  Geology of the LeBlanc-Wellington Lakes area, eastern Zemlak Domain, Rae Province (Uranium City Project). In Summary of Investigations 2003, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2003-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-1, 15 p.

Hunter, R.C., Bethune, K.M., Ashton, K.E., 2003.  Stratigraphic and structural investigations of the Thluicho Lake Group, Zemlak Domain, southwestern Rae Province (Uranium City Project). In Summary of Investigations 2003, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2003-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-2, 14 p.

 

Maxeiner, R.O., Hunter, R.C., 2002.  A geological transect across the southwestern Peter Lake Domain, Saskatchewan. In Summary of Investigations 2002, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Industry and Resources, Misc. Rep. 2002-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-3, 24 p.