Barlow Medal for Best Geological Paper
"Geology, geochemistry, and age of the Kwanika porphyry Cu deposits, British Columbia"
Myron Osatenko is a retired exploration geologist who maintains a strong interest in porphyry copper geology. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a MSc in 1967 and joined Cominco Exploration.
Osatenko’s work over the pat 35 years was mostly in western and northern parts of North America and later in Latin America, searching for porphyry copper, stratabound gold, epithermal and Mississippi Valley Type deposits. This work encompassed grassroots exploration as well as work in various capacities on the Highland Valley Copper, Bethlehem, New Prosperity and Pebble Copper porphyry deposits.
After Cominco Osatenko joined Serengeti Resources and was involved in the Kwanika porphyry discovery. For this work he and David Moore were awarded the Spud Huestis award for excellence in mineral exploration.