Emily Laycock MSc, P.Geol.

Senior Geologist

Emily has spent the past five years as the Senior Project Manager at Benchmark Metal’s Lawyers Project. During her time leading the project, it progressed from needing a maiden Resource to releasing 3.5M oz AuEq Resource followed by a strong preliminary economic assessment and is currently working towards feasibility. She planned and executed over 200,000 m of drilling and was on the ground managing the field operations. Emily was also involved in the geological and resource modelling, where she was instrumental in combing structural data and logged geology to explain several oreshoots, significantly impacting the resource and predictability when drilling the structurally controlled lodes. Emily has a strong technical skill set with a passion for integrating geochemical fingerprinting, geophysical and geological data for exploration targeting.

Emily completed a master’s degree in Economic Geology at McGill University in 2019, and completed her BSc in Geology in 2010 at the University of Alberta. Her research focused on the geochemical conditions of the formation of the gold-enriched Snowfield Porphyry Deposit in NW British Columbia. Since graduating from her undergrad in 2010, Emily has worked on a variety of mineral exploration projects, including gold, silver, diamond and base metal projects in the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Western Australia. She has visited and toured several underground mines in Canada and China. Emily is a Professional Geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Drill Planning and Execution
  • Prospecting and Geological Mapping
  • Field Program Planning and Execution (soils, rock, trench, mapping and geophysics)
  • Exploration Targeting via geological mapping, data interpretation
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Assessment Report Writing
  • Promotional Presentations (Corporate Presentations, Site Tours, and Press Releases)
  • Geological, Structural and Resource Modelling
  • Data Management
  • Management and Mentorship of Field Staff and Contractors

Deposit Styles

  • High Sulphidation Epithermal Gold Deposit (Ranch Project, Golden Horseshoe, Northern, BC Canada)
  • Low Sulphidation Epithermal Gold and Silver Deposit (Lawyers Project, Golden Horseshoe, Northern BC Canada)
  • Copper-Gold Porphyry (Snowfield Deposit, BC Canada)
  • Intermediate Epithermal Gold on the Brucejack Deposit (Brucejack Mine, BC, Canada)
  • Kimberlites & Diamonds (Kennady North Project, NWT, Canada)
  • Epithermal Silver & Base metal Veining & VMS-Eskay Creek Style Gold Silver Deposit (Dolly Varden, BC, Canada)
  • Structurally Complex VMS Copper Gold Deposit (Horseshoe Lights, Peak Hill Mineral Field, WA, Australia)
  • Meso-Epithermal Polymetallic Veining & Shear Zone Hosted
  • Mineralization (Greenwood, BC, Canada)
  • Orogenic Gold, Archean Terranes (Katanning, WA, Australia)
  • Intrusion Related Gold at Kaminak’s Coffee Gold Project (White Gold District, Yukon, Canada)