Work as an independent contractor applying geophysical methods in the field and in the office to enhance chances of success delineating subsurface structures and anomalies.


Independent Contractor with self established company Big Sky Geophysics, Bozeman, MT, 1998-present.
Collect, oversee, process, interpret and model potential field (gravity and magnetic), EM, electrical/IP, and seismic survey data. Clients include various mineral exploration and engineering companies as well as individuals. I own a large selection of field equipment and software programs for collecting and evaluating geophysical data. I have performed almost all types of field surveys and have interpreted/modeled regional as well as local integrated data sets.

Project Geophysicist for the Eastern U.S. and Mexico. Kennecott Exploration, Salt Lake City, UT and Charlotte, NC, 1995-1998.
Oversaw, conducted, and interpreted EM, potential field, and electrical/IP surveys in search of VMS, porphyry, sedimentary hosted base metal, diamond, and gold deposits. Worked extensively in the field with ground and airborne geophysical survey contractors, as well as in house field crews.

College jobs included Geophysics Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Teaching Assistant for the Geophysics Department at Montana Tech, Geophysicist for Shell Offshore Inc. in New Orleans, Physics internship at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Lab Assistant for the Physics Department at Montana State.

Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, Butte, Montana.
M.Sc. in Geophysical Engineering (May, 1994)
Thesis project: 3-D Diffraction Tomography using GPR. Wrote a three-dimensional processing/imaging algorithm for GPR data and applied it to a test field data set. Course work includes many classes in geology and hydrogeology as well as geophysics.

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
B.Sc. in Physics-Professional Option with a minor in Mathematics (April, 1991)
Graduated with Highest Honors.

Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, 1989-1990, Physics

Current OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER training certification
Current Surface Miner safety training
Engineer in Training certified

Good German - two years study at university and one year studying physics at a university in Munich
Good Russian - eleven months of individual intensive study in St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Volgograd, Russia, Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine
Beginner/Intermediate Spanish - one week of individual intensive study in Guadalajara, Mexico and extensive work experience in Mexico and Central America


Jorgensen, C., 2000, Gravity surveying and processing in difficult terrain: Greens Creek Mine, Alaska, Expanded Abstracts of Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Conference, Calgary.

Jorgensen, C., Speece, M., and Witten, A., 2000, Three-dimensional diffraction tomography using GPR, Expanded Abstracts of Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Conference, Calgary.

Jorgensen, C., 2004, Tectonic interpretation using potential field data for the Sweetgrass Arch area, Montana-Alberta-Saskatchewan, Expanded Abstracts of Rocky Mountain Section of the American Association of Exploration Geologists Annual Conference, Denver.

Capps, R.C., Noble, P.J., and Jorgensen, C., 2010, Geologic setting of gold mineralization at the Rimrock Prospect, Western Sheep Creek Range, Lander County, Nevada, in Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny, GSN 2010 Symposium Proceedings.

Jorgensen, C., 2010, Project scale exploration using GRACE satellite gravity data: two case studies, Expanded Abstracts of Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Conference, Las Vegas.

Capps, R. C., Jorgensen, C., and Noble, P. J., 2015, Gold Mineralization at the Golden Trail Project, Northeastern Elko County, Nevada, Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2015: NEW CONCEPTS AND DISCOVERIES.