Geoplacer Exploration Ltd. is 100% Aboriginal-Owned, a Yukon-Registered Business.
Over twenty-seven years of experience in the field of science and geology, in government and in the mining industry. Management experience includes leading multi-partner, multi-disciplinary research projects with published results in refereed journals. Consulting experience to companies working on alluvial mining and development projects in Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan and USA.
Working ability to speak and read the Russian language, acquired from several months of study at Moscow University and many working trips to Russia and Ukraine.
Senior Geologist and on-site P.Geo. in 2011 and 2012 at a 30,000 metre per year surface exploration diamond drill program in British Columbia.
Key participation in a third-party JORC resource compliance review (MER report) at the Kondyor placer platinum deposit in the Russian Far East, which included several days on-site and consultations with company geologists at their offices in Khabarovsk and Moscow.
Evaluation of investment potential and site examination of a desert alluvial gold deposit in Southeastern Oregon.
Author of NI43-101 compliant report for hard rock mining industry client in British Columbia.
1993 - Master of Science (Geology-Sedimentology) University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1985 - Bachelor of Science (Geology) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
Professional Geologist (P. Geol.) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Professional Geologist (P. Geo.) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).
Past member of Board of Directors of Ta'an Development Corporation, for-profit business arm of Ta'an Kwach'an Council, Yukon First Nation.
Current member of Board of Directors of Yukon Mine Training Association
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
Class 3 (heavy truck) and Class 4 (taxi and bus) driver's license with air brakes endorsement
Standard First Aid with CPR
Mineral Resource estimation short course, University of British Columbia, November 2011
Restricted and non-restricted weapons Possession and Acquisition License
Helicopter safety certification including hover exits, toe-ins, and water egress (Yukon Government)
Diploma in basic Russian language skills - Russian Language Center, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2002-2003
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
LeBarge, W.P., and Nordling, M.G., 2011. Yukon Placer Mining Industry 2007-2009. Yukon Geological Survey, 151 p.
Fedortchouk, Y., LeBarge, W.,Barkov, A.Y.,Fedele, L., and Bodnar, R.J., 2010. Major- and trace-element composition of platinum group minerals and their inclusions from several Yukon placers. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2009, MacFarlane, K.E., Weston, L.H. and Blackburn, L.R. (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, 185-196.
LeBarge, W.P., 2010. Geological Setting and Future Exploration Potential of Yukon Placer Deposits, presented at the XIV International Symposium on Placers and Weathered Rocks, Novosibirsk, Russia, September 2-10, 2010.
LeBarge, W.P., Naumov, V.,Mukhanov, I., Bryukhov, V., and Chapman, R.J. , 2009. New results on the stratigraphy and placer gold potential of Indian River, Dawson, central Yukon, In Yukon Exploration and Geology 2008, L.H. Weston, L.R. Blackburn and L.L. Lewis (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 147-159.
Fedortchouk, Y., and LeBarge, W.P., 2008. Sources of Placer Platinum in Yukon: Provenance study from detrital minerals. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45; 879-896.
LeBarge, W.P. and Welsh, C.S. 2007. Yukon Placer Mining Industry 2003-2006. Yukon Geological Survey, 235 p.
LeBarge, W.P., Bond, J.D., and Hein, F.J., 2002. Placer Gold Deposits of Mayo Area, Central Yukon. Exploration and Geological Services Division, Northern Affairs Program, Yukon Region, Bulletin 13, 202 p.
LeBarge, W.P., 2001. Geology and Environmental Regime of Technogenous Yukon Placer Deposits. In: Abstracts, International Scientific-Practical Conference on Technogenous Placers, Simferopol-Sudak, Ukraine, September 24-29, 2001.
В.А. Наумов, К.П. Казымов, Б.М. Осовецкий, LeBarge, W.P. Кристалломорфология и Химический Состав Золота Ледниковой Области Развития Россыпей Территории Юкон (Канада) Вестник Пермского университета. Пермь, 2010. Выпуск 1 (9). С. 24-32.
R. J. Chapman, J. K. Mortensen, E. C. Crawford and W.P.LeBarge, 2010a. Microchemical Studies of Placer and Lode Gold in the Klondike District, Yukon, Canada: 1. Evidence for a Small, Gold-Rich, Orogenic Hydrothermal System in the Bonanza and Eldorado Creek Area, Economic Geology 2010 vol. 105 no. 8, p. 1369-1392.
R. J. Chapman, J. K. Mortensen, E. C. Crawford and W.P. LeBarge, 2010b. Microchemical Studies of Placer and Lode Gold in the Klondike District, Yukon, Canada: 2. Constraints on the Nature and Location of Regional Lode Sources, Economic Geology 2010 vol 105 no. 8, p. 1393-1410.
R.J. Chapman, J.K. Mortensen, and W.P.LeBarge, 2011. Styles of lode gold mineralization contributing to the placers of the Indian River and Black Hills Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada as deduced from microchemical characterization of placer gold grains Mineralium Deposita, Volume 46, Number 8, p. 881-903.