Evan Alexander Orovan, PhD.

Mineral Potential Specialist

Image of Evan Orovan, Mineral Potential Geoscientist

Phone: (236) 478-3282

Email: Evan.Orovan@gov.bc.ca

Evan is an economic geologist specializing in mineral systems and will lead the BCGS’s mineral potential mapping of British Columbia.

Education

CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania (PhD, 2016)

Expertise

Evan joined the BCGS in 2020. Over the previous 4.5 years he held an Australian Research Council Fellowship in Ore Deposit Footprints at CODES, where he specialized in porphyry-epithermal-geothermal systems, hydrothermal geochemistry, ore deposit vectoring and fertility, and igneous petrogenesis. Evan holds an Adjunct position at CODES, where he will continue to supervise postgraduate students as well as collaborate on a variety of international research projects.

At the BCGS, Evan is responsible for technology strategies, method development, and enhancement of geoscience databases and applications relevant to mineral prospectivity mapping, in order to deliver mineral potential assessments of British Columbia. Evan will also provide expertise in mineral systems and economic geology research.

Publications

 

Orovan, E.A., and Hollings, P., 2020. Exploring the green rock environment: An introduction. Economic Geology, v. 115 (4), pp. 1-5.

Orovan, E.A., and Hollings, P. (Editors) 2020. The green rock environment. Economic Geology, Special Issue, v. 115 (4), 257 p.

 

Ahmed, A., Hood, S.B., Gazley, M.F., Cooke, D.R., Orovan, E.A., 2019. Interpreting element addition and depletion at the Ann Mason porphyry-Cu deposit, Nevada, using mapped mass balance patterns. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 196, p. 81-94.

Cooke, D., Hong, W., Zhang, L., Jones, C., Orovan, E., 2019. Magmatic-hydrothermal features in Paleozoic Sn-W-base metal-mineralized and barren granites of Tasmania. In: Camuti, K., Huizenga, J., Spandler, C., and Cheng, Y. (Eds.), Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems, EGRU Contribution 70, pp. 23-26.

Jones, C., Orovan, E.A., Cooke, D., Roach, M., 2019. The magmatic hydrothermal transition at Bluestone Bay, Tasmania. In: Camuti, K., Huizenga, J., Spandler, C., and Cheng, Y. (Eds.), Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems, EGRU Contribution 70, pp. 51-53.

 

Gao, X., Yang, L.-Q., and Orovan, E.A., 2018. The lithospheric architecture of two subterranes in the eastern Yidun Terrane, East Tethys: Insights from Hf-Nd isotopic mapping. Gondwana Research, v. 62, pp. 127-143.

Hollings, P., Baker, M.J., Orovan, E.A., and Rinne, M., 2018. A special issue devoted to porphyry and epithermal deposits of the southwest Pacific: An introduction. Economic Geology, v. 113, pp. 1-6.

Hollings, P., Baker, M.J., Orovan, E.A., and Rinne, M. (Editors) 2018. Porphyry and epithermal deposits of the SW Pacific. Economic Geology, Special Issue, v. 113 (1), 294 p.

Orovan, E.A., Cooke, D.R., Harris, A.C., Ackerman, B., and Lawlis, E., 2018. Geology and isotope geochemistry of the Wainaulo Cu-Au porphyry deposit, Namosi district, Fiji. Economic Geology, v. 113 (1), pp. 133-161.

 

Harris, A.C., Cooke, D.R., Blackwell, J.L., Fox, N., and Orovan, E.A., 2014. Volcanotectonic setting of world-class alkalic porphyry and epithermal Au ± Cu deposits of the southwest Pacific. Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication 17, pp. 337-359.

 

Mihalynuk, M.G., Orovan, E.A., Larocque, J.P., Bachiu, T., and Wardle, J., 2009. Geology of the Chilanko Forks and southern Clusko River map areas (NTS 093C/01 & 09 south). British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2009-6, 1:50,000 scale.

Mihalynuk, M.G., Orovan, E.A., Larocque, J.P., Friedmand, R.M., and Bachiu, T., 2009. Geology, geochronology and mineralization of the Chilanko Forks to southern Clusko River area, British Columbia (NTS 93C/01, 08, 09S). In: Geological Fieldwork 2008, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2009-1, pp. 81-100.

 

Mihalynuk, M.G., Peat, C.R., Orovan, E.A., Terhune, K., Ferbey, T., and McKeown, M.A., 2008. Chezacut area geology (NTS 093C/08). British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Open File 2008-2, 1:50,000 scale.

Mihalynuk, M.G., Peat, C.R., Terhune, K., and Orovan, E.A., 2008. Regional geology and resource potential of the Chezacut map area, central British Columbia. In: Geological Fieldwork 2007, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2008-1, pp. 117-135.