Seymour Iles

Exploration Geologist, Alexco Resource Corp
Speaking at: BC/Yukon/Alaska

After graduating in England from Royal Holloway, University of London with a Geoscience MSci degree in 2006, Seymour immigrated to Canada and started work in mineral exploration in the Yukon in 2007. In 2009 he joined Alexco Resource Corporation who were exploring the historic Keno Hill Silver District where about 30 past producing mines had exploited narrow, fault-hosted veins which, when combined, produced aver 200 million ounces of silver from the second largest silver producing district of Canada.

From studying the details of structure and stratigraphy at the recently producing Bellekeno Mine, Seymour identified controls that established relationships between vein-fault geometry and mineral deposition, with the mechanical heterogeneity of the hosting stratigraphy. This new model is successfully being applied to ongoing exploration by Alexco in the district.