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Katarina Bjorkman

PhD student
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 203
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+61 8 6488 7149


Katarina’s PhD project is titled “Mesoarchean crust-mantle evolution and mineral system distribution: Insights from multi-isotopic studies of zircons in the Marmion Terrane, Western Superior Province, Canada”.  Isotopic geochemistry will be used to define lithospheric boundaries of the Marmion Terrane.  The isotopic boundaries will be examined for spatial and temporal relationships to stratigraphic, structural and metamorphic variations in upper crustal rocks with a focus on known and potential mineralization.  Supervisors include Campbell McCuaig, Marco Fiorentini, Yongjun Lu, and Pete Hollings.

Katarina started prospecting full-time with her dad and siblings in 2001.  She worked for a variety of companies looking for gold, PGM, copper-nickel, base metals, uranium and REE’s and was involved in property acquisition and option agreements.

Katarina received her HBSc in 2011 from Lakehead University.  Her undergraduate thesis examined alteration geochemistry of the Hackett River Main Zone VMS deposit in Nunavut following two summers of mapping there. 

Subsequently Katarina has worked as a consulting geologist for junior exploration companies in Northwestern Ontario including as a field mapper, project geologist, and drill geologist.

Outside of rocks Katarina enjoys time spent with family and friends.  Some of her favourite activities include horseback riding, making music, camping and canoeing, motorcycle trips and playing hockey.